Tech specialists estimate the annual app market at $2 billion. That probably will grow once Apple's iPad gets going with a new breed of apps aimed at redefining the user experience.

"The sea change here is that people are gradually moving away from spending time with TV and computers to their mobile devices," says Matt Murphy, who manages the iFund — which invests in iPhone-specific app developers — for Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. "And that mobile time is increasingly less about talking and all about apps."

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Do you think apps will soon make personal computers relatively obsolete?
Tech specialists estimate the annual app market at $2 billion. That probably will grow once Apple's iPad gets going with a new breed of apps aimed at redefining the user experience.

"The sea change here is that people are gradually moving away from spending time with TV and computers to their mobile devices," says Matt Murphy, who manages the iFund — which invests in iPhone-specific app developers — for Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. "And that mobile time is increasingly less about talking and all about apps."

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12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Monday 4/19/10 - 7:51:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, there are always going to be people who prefer computers to iCrap. As long as businesses still need computers, then they'll be on the market
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 3:29:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 4/19/10 - 7:51:02 PM hamletsghost wrote:
No, there are always going to be people who prefer computers to iCrap. As long as businesses still need computers, then they'll be on the market


this. i love my pc. and i am fine to leave the house without it. eugh apple
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 3:30:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Is the iPad not a personal computer?
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 3:34:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yup, just like Segway revolutionized the Mall Cop industry
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 3:36:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Only when there are legit cinema for adult viewing apps.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 3:50:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I still think they should have kept that one app where you quieted the baby down by shaking your phone...man, what a world we get to live in
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 4:08:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
If it doesn't run Windows XP, have a Com port, USB port, ethernet port, and a real keyboard, I'm not going to replace my PC with it...

12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 6:29:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Screen's too small.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 6:33:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
smart phone's have to rely on wifi... computers can use wifi or a grounded connection
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 6:41:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Personal computers won't go away any time soon and definitely because of apps. That is just stupid.

I don't know of anything that has the potential to make the pc go obsolete.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Tuesday 4/20/10 - 9:39:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 4/20/10 - 3:30:46 PM skine wrote:
Is the iPad not a personal computer?


nope.

The iPad could be an excellent complement to my desktop though, and I doN,t need a laptop.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/21/10 - 4:33:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 4/19/10 - 7:51:02 PM hamletsghost wrote:
No, there are always going to be people who prefer computers to iCrap. As long as businesses still need computers, then they'll be on the market
On Tuesday 4/20/10 - 3:29:08 PM Shredder249 wrote:
this. i love my pc. and i am fine to leave the house without it. eugh apple

Ditto on both of these. What the f*cking crap is the iPad anyway aside from an overpriced laptop?
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/21/10 - 12:26:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
im not spending $500 on apple's complicated garbage. they cant even make the old stuff work right and they comeo ut with new stuff anyway. That breaks. Ill stick with my desktop, you cant play battlefield on an iphone.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 4/21/10 - 2:15:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not sure I understand. An app is a program, nothing more. On a pc, the executable file has a .exe extension. On the Mac OS, the extension is .app.

Computers would be useless without programs to run and programs would be useless without some sort of computer to run them.

Now, handheld mobile devices may become powerful enough and connected enough (to larger servers, for instance) that a larger stationary personal machine is obsolete, but they still have microprocessors - i.e. computers in them.



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