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Robert Shelley wrote:Apple's insistence on gouging software suppliers by forcing everything for the iWhatevers through their AppStore is a disincentive to many.
That's value on paper only. Marketing perception & stock prices.subaquatic wrote:there's all this talk in the business pages about how Apple has supplanted Microsoft AND Google as the most valuable tech brand.
subaquatic wrote:I keep getting email from delorme imploring me to upgrade to a PN-60 and Topo 9, and I'd rather spend EXTRA money for a Garmin with Mac compatible software. You'd think if Delorme really wanted my money they'd have spent some time over the past 7 years to develop the product.
lee_rimar wrote:subaquatic wrote:this topic was started in 2004 and last updated in 2007
Yup, and with thousands of views, only about a dozen folks voting and even fewer commenting.It's not like they don't know the demand exists.
Read the counts in this thread again to gauge the demand. Go ahead and tally up ALL of the threads elsewhere on these forums to figure out how many individuals have requested this over the years. You'll come up with a very, very small number.
The Mac (and iPhone, and iPad) market is already well served by other companies. Given that competition, the lack of SIGNIFICANT demand from DeLorme customers, and DeLorme's own limited resources all combine to make any big investment in Apple development very unlikely.
lee_rimar wrote:The real reason DeLorme doesn't do much with the Mac is a dead-simple business decision. As you pointed out, it would take writing a lot of software from scratch and cost more than any even the wildly optimistic profit expectation.
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