Thursday, October 19, 2006
A Bad (rajump) Worm in Apple's Video IPODS
Just a matter of percentage points...
Apple revealed Tuesday that a worm that infects Windows users was shipped in a FEW Nano IPODS in September. Not a big deal, because it should only affect about 1% of Windows PC's.(1)
The percentage is interesting because 2% is the number given in June (this year), of Apple's share of the PC Market (down from 2.2%). (2)
Anyone who follows the industry knows that Apple's main Cash COW is the IPODS (I've call them the Tail that WAGS the Dog: Apple, a few times).
A goodly portion of IPODS are bought by WINDOWS PC USERS (gasp). How does Apple respond to this situation?
Exactly the same as the PC-Apple Ads.
Aloof and Too Cool to Care.
This is part of Apple's statement about the incident (quoted from Apple Matter's Blog:)(3)
Apple’s response was terrible. They said:
As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses.....
To Me, that leaves a rotten spot on what was a shiny white Apple.
(1)security focus announcement.
(3)Apple Matters Blog.