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This article doesn't mention anything about the hardware cost, only service charges. The AppleTV could have a 50% profit or 5%, we don't know. The 30% is only about what Apple takes from each company that is included on the channel list.
The questions you should be asking is 1) whether Apple baked in the capability to run NVMExpress hardware into their PCIe hardware in the latest iMacs (and Mac Pro), since you can't change that without replacing the logic board, and 2) whether Apple will allow an Apple approved service center to open your new iMac and replace the SSD with a NVME SSD when they are available for your hardware. I presume you bought AppleCare with your iMac 5K and wouldn't want to lose that by...
After seeing how slow web access has become, I don't think it matters how fast your Mac or ISP speed is. I can run all sorts of speedtests locally and to my ISP and everything looks reasonably fast (for a 2009 iMac). It's when it takes "forever" to load a web page that upsets me. I wish someone would come out with a web access speed test that stripped all the garbage off the page (no flash, minimal javascript, HTML5 video only, and absolutely NO ADS) to see how fast the...
After your update to 10.10.3, check your System Report and see what it says. It probably says (basically) no. I think Apple would have identified the new SSDs when the iMac 5K was released, which seems like ages ago. 
The larger hypocrisy is that our Victorian upbringing shuns nudity while glamorizing military and killing in general. I don't remember the last time two nude ladies from Mars ever killed anyone or drew a drop of blood but you can see gory TVs shows during primetime including worthless acts of violence such as MMA "fights" (at any other time they would be put in jail for their actions), violent action movies (sorry Fast and Furious), and current and futuristic military...
Here we go again with the "Others" that dwarfs any manufacturer. A third of all "PCs" are sold by someone we don't know. Are there really that many throwaway PCs being built? Does this include PCs in refrigerators? Who's included in the Other category?
You're right. It's just that these same politicians and governments gave Apple and the others tax breaks, just like we do in the US, to put their businesses in those countries. Now that they're there, these same politicians are being questioned for these tax breaks by other corrupt politicians and are having to justify the initial tax breaks. They're taking the easy way out and going after Apple instead of looking in the mirror to see who gave them those breaks in the...
I wonder how much taxes foreign companies pay in the US? Do they shelter their sales and profits in Mexico or Canada? Turn about is fair play. The worst part is too many companies are able to show some kind of offsetting loss, especially American ones, so they end up paying very little taxes in the US anyway. Apple makes money, probably the highest percentage, and pays a lot of taxes in the US while all the big name US companies figure out a way to reduce their taxes to a...
The last place I worked out didn't hire felons either and if you were charged with a felony, you usually were fired. I understand that some felons regret what they did and are model citizens after being released from jail but I would bet the vast majority of them never learn and are very difficult to trust. Yes, I'm generalizing, but how many of you are willing to take a chance hiring a known felon to work on your house?
The lenses you're using look awfully large and I'd be interested in seeing how the small iPhone camera sensor interacts with such a large, normal optical area. Are these lenses intended for small cameras, 4/3's cameras, 16mm, what? I can't see a normal 35mm camera lens working all that well since it would only use a small portion of the center of the lens. A diagram showing this would be helpful as well as how someone is supposed to focus (I presume you'd focus the large...
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