updated 11:40 am EDT, Thu September 16, 2004
In a review of the recently released -- Macphone, if you like." Salkever also says that Skype is the only company that "rivals Apple in making hard tasks really, really easy," but think that has a larger chance of success: "Apple already has the pieces in place to do what Skype is doing -- and it actually has a better chance of success. For starters, it has a paying customer base. It sells around 3 million computers a year, and it also enjoys an installed base of close to 20 million users, most of whom continue to pay money to Apple to purchase periodic software upgrades."