Yahoo Computers heeft een artikel over geruchten dat Apple er op uit is om overgekocht te worden. Ze zouden Steve speciaal teruggehaalt hebben om het bedrijf klaar te maken voor zo'n overname. Er zijn genoeg redenen om aan te nemen dat het hier om verse koeiepoep gaat, Yahoo noemt er een paar:
The B.S. test Does this scenario hold up to a basic B.S. analysis? Actually, it does. With its QuickTime 4.0 technology, its upcoming Mac OS X, as well as with its G3/G4 Altivec multimedia extensions that will turn the next generation of Macs into true multimedia blockbusters (can you say digital video and MP3 audio?), plus a well-crafted technology alliance with Sony (the PlayStation 2, by the way, will blow you way with its graphics performance -- how does 60 million polygons a second grab you?) and its prowess at 3D, Apple could be the first computer company to really build a cheap crossover computer/game console/Web access box. An access box that would pump 3D digital video and sound like a bat out of hell.
But to work, those images and sounds have to be compelling and well-known. Enter Disney and Mickey Mouse or Time-Warner and Bugs Bunny. As Bill Gates knows from his acquisitions, you have to have the content as well as the means to distribute it if you want to win in the next century. Of course, there are many crash and burn opportunities for an Apple buyout by an entertainment giant. But it sures beats being a 7 percent solution the rest of Apple's life. I can't imagine Steve Jobs settling for that.