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I was actually addressing this in another thread someplace, but on the iPad i think it is a requirement to drive adoption. There is a caveat though, Apple needs to open up iOS so that developers can use the port without the need to enter into the MiFi program. MiFI is a massive limitation on the iPad, far more so than on the iPhone. iPad could find itself in all sorts of use cases if the user/developer didn't have to enter into the MiFi program for limited interest...
I would hope that Cook grasps onto the idea that the iPad market is slightly different than the iPhone market. First; IPad doesn't server as a primary communications devices (cell phone) and as such doesn't need to be totally locked down. Second; the enterprise and even a good portion of the consumer market prefers standard ports, so I wouldn't be surprised to see a move to USB-C. Third; easy access to that port is important. With a little tweaking to the device...
I would imagine that the electronics module is very expensive. Probably in the same range as a high end motherboard for the DIY computer crowd.
They sell 3 times more of these than Macs. That is not a dark could at all. Could the numbers be better - possibly but we don't know where the market is going with tablets.
I'm not sure I se this the same way Cook does. I bought a Mac this year because i had too. The old one from early 2008 died and certainly wasn't worth getting fixed. Would I have preferred a new iPad, certainly but the iPad 3 I have now is still functional and while a bit slow isn't that bad yet. Currently I use the iPad and the Mac in ways different enough to justify having both around but I can't justify spending cash on both at this time.That isn't...
Yet they sell 3 times as many iPads as Macs! I still see great potential here for iPad and other iOS devices, Apple just needs to tweak the program a bit. One element of that tweaking is a more open iOS for iPads. To be perfectly frank, the locked down nature of iOS, while good for iPhone, isn't all that good for iPad. As such I really would like to see them open up the device some.How would they open it up?Change over to a USB-C port. It makes good sense on...
This really isn't a surprise. Making that encapsulated electronics module isn't going to be cheap, at least not for the initial ramp up of production. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that that tiny board costs more than a full size motherboard to produce.While taptic is certainly new technology for Apple and thus likely to cheapen over time as production is refined, it isn't isn't in my mind the most costly part of the watch or even relatively near the most...
Yeah like thinness has anything to do with the current iPhones being too big.Honestly I'm waiting for the day when iPhone and Apple watch are the same thing. Literally a Dick Tracy type watch. Something like that would go great with an iPad.
So why be so concerned about the age of other people phones?It is a very good sign and could point to even bigger sales of iPhone 7 or 8. It is just a matter of users waiting for a worthwhile upgrade. Honestly I never understood the most upgrade every cycle crowd, they strike me as desperate people.
It may seem low but it is also a good comment on the strength of iPhone in the market. The numbers mean huge sales to new customers.Beyond that why would one upgrade every year considering how nicely the iPhone has matured? I'm still running around with an iPhone 4. An upgrade isn't a priority for me due to having an IPad which in many ways is a better device than an iPhone for me. I'm not sure wha the next rendition of the iPhone will look like but i might be...
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