iTunes. Safari. iChat Next For Windows?
I wonder if that’s too much of a stretch? There’s plenty of Apple goodness flowing the PC direction to make me wonder… What’s next to make its way “over there”.
QuickTime many moons ago. iTunes has leapt the chasm. But, that makes a helluva lot of sense from a revenue point of view. Safari’s over there and for the life of me I can’t figure out why. After all, what’s in it for Apple to commit development cycles to doing that? (scratching head & shrugging shoulders). But, if they’re willing to do that and porting things like Bonjour and with all the hype surrounding video and “video conversations” (hat tip Loic LeMeur and Seesmic)… why not port iChat to Windows? Who’s to say they haven’t already done it? And, yes, my tin foil hat fits a bit snug.
Now, if part of the Apple strategy is sucking some of the oxygen out of Microsoft’s tent… You don’t do that directly and win. It has to be overt and COVERT if possible. Little bits at a time until one day they wake up and realize one billion ants just ate their lunch. An iChat experience for the PC crowd makes a lot of sense right about now.