[wdmaudiodev] Re: USB Audio Class 2.0

  • From: Tim Roberts <timr@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <wdmaudiodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:46:12 -0700

Dominik Peklo wrote:
> I wonder how Apple did the math then, especially considering the
> fractional OS X market share.

The percentage of Apple's market share that is in the fancy creative
market, where high-end audio specs are important, is vastly greater than
the percentage of Microsoft's market share.  Remember that 99.9% of the
Windows machines in the world are sitting on clerical desks where they
will never be required to do anything more strenuous than Word and Excel.

> It's not like we talk about a ground up development of a whole new
> class of device - it's just adding support for a 10 year old revision
> of a 16 year old standard already supported.

Well, an 8-year-old revision, but that doesn't change your point.

> Why did Microsoft choose to bother with HDAudio support when they
> already supported AC'97 and I don't recall customers craving for
> anything more?

Because Intel wanted it.  If you could find an Intel-sized partner to
push for UAC2, you'd have it in short order.

Tim Roberts, timr@xxxxxxxxx
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.


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