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Well, since Skype already runs on the iPhone:http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=3617144027B05 the iTouch may not be far behind...
Don't forget that Apple charges high-margin dollars for each major software upgrade for the iTouch. $30 so far, put into the "subscription" kitty that reduces R&D outlays for the next iteration. Imagine the next big software upgrade for only $49 that enables Skype to work (only, natch) with those new $79 Apple brand patented earbuds w/microphone Now, what was it you said about about margins?
Although Birmingham, Alabama may not be as hilly as San Francisco, or as congested as Manhattan, the phraseology: "Furthermore, upon information and belief, said area is a location that provides excellent 3G coverage" is the fatal flaw which should get this suit tossed out as naming the wrong defendant. Witness how hip the Europeans and the Japanese, who have long had 3G, are to the fact that 3G doesn't work well indoors,...
There's only so much fat a vegan/pescatarean personal chef can sneak into a diet. 100% cocoa fat chocolate chip cookies? Beer-battered catfish fried in peanut oil? Sturgeon egg sushi? Or are we talking an around-the-clock emergency regimen of whale blubber, washed down with avocado smoothies?
Can you translate your experiments from fuzzy "bars" to the -dbm settings using the field test number (*3001#12345#*) oft-mentioned here? Even these decibel readings are sensitive to the way a cellphone is held (10 - 15 decibels worse when holding the iPhone [or other 3g phones as well] "normally" rather than in a hands-off or pinch grip). If a baseband modem firmware fix can add 20 db to 3g reception with *no* associated network changes, someone must have seriously...
Regarding "fixed in the next (baseband modem) firmware update", if developers know about this, and generally good sources like P. Burrows of Business Week and the Wall St. Journal were tipped to this, shouldn't Apple at least whisper to the Genius Bar techs that they should mumble about the fix, rather than needlessly swapping out "bad units" for new ones? I'm amazed at the number of posters to the Apple discussion fora (generally from big cities with a patchwork of 3G...
>Surely, there is a difference in the two disclosures? If the information is revealed to shareholders, >they can and will trade on it. Mr. Nocera cannot. Is he a section 16(b) insider? Does NYT use blind trusts for reporter holdings? Beats me, but all parties have told the (pretextual) truth. For WWDC, Steve may have had a flu or cold, just as Apple PR said. For reporters taken aside, he had followup (exploratory?) surgery, not revealed via official Apple PR. ...
This is pure Steve, to Joe Nocera, business reporter/feces disturber at NYT, in an after-hours byline: "On Thursday afternoon, several hours after I’d gotten my final “Steve’s health is a private matter” — and much to my amazement — Mr. Jobs called me. “This is Steve Jobs,” he began. “You think I’m an arrogant [expletive] who thinks he’s above the law, and I think you’re a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong.” After that rather arresting opening, he went on...
... after a bout with pancreatic cancer. With humble respect, for those who don't understand the difference between benign and malignant, please consult: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1216...s_inside_today
That 38% number is striking, or 380,000 potential units to immediately unload on eBay. Do early 3G adopters with original iPhones really think the originals are that bad to impulsively move over to a more expensive plan before the two-year period runs out? Maybe these are the type of folk who trade in a new car for another new one every couple years ... Or, perhaps a good portion are the post-May 27 purchases which trade up for a minimal cost. At any rate,...
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