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 The problem with 4k is the standards are still in flux. And there's things like Dolby Vision around the corner. General feeling over at AVS Forum is that more 4k displays are coming out this year, but the formats and standards to support it aren't quite there yet. It may take another year or two for that side of the equation to stabilize. Will Apple release a 4k capable aTV without the 4k environment being rock solid (see Blu-Ray)? Or is it really all just software things...
Figures. I bought an aTV last week for $84 at Best Buy.   Guess I could return it and wait a couple months to see if this rumor pans out.   - Jasen.
I bought a 5c and wish I'd gotten a 5. It's all about the accessories. The 5 & 5s share the same size; cases etc. are interchangeable and there are many available. If you have a nice case or other accessories for a 5, you can reuse them with the 5s. The 5c has very few cases & accessories designed for it.   The 5c may have been targeted at new Apple customers, but once you have one you're effectively locked out of the iPhone accessory ecosystem.   - Jasen.
I think I have very sensitive fingers. I definitely prefer my ancient white MacBook's trackpad to the one on my modern MacBook Pro. Part of the reason is my fingers get sore pushing down the trackpad to click the button; I can easily tell that it takes more force at the top of the pad than at the bottom.   Force gauges would allow the click-pressure to be tunable, too. I could see that being a welcome customization.   - Jasen.
They do realize "Cortana" goes insane, right?   - Jasen.
I really hope Apple minimizes the number of iPhone sizes. I got a 5c and I've been very disappointed in the lack cases and peripherals available for it. There's lots of 5/5s things around, but very few for the 5c.   - Jasen.
Ha ha! That's funny.  Oh wait, you're serious?! Apple makes more profit than all those other companies - probably combined. That is Apple's sin. They quietly make great products & services which leads to mountains of profit. The market is not rational. If Apple had a P/E similar to those other companies, it would be priced in the thousands per share. - Jasen.
The problem with avoiding the smart TVs is you can't if you want certain features. Want 3 HDMI inputs,120Hz refresh, and local dimming? The high-end smart TV has it, but they don't make a dumb TV with the same features. Or, retailers don't carry the high-end dumb TV, they only carry certain price & feature points. So high-end picture = smart TV.   And then you get to manufacturing costs. It's probably cheaper for the manufacturer to put the "smart" hardware in every TV...
I use Spotify the vast majority of the time. I like listening to albums and artist catalogs.   I've tried iTR a bit and I agree with those who are unhappy with its song selections. Pandora gives me a nice wide variety, but still coherent. iTR tends to play artists from the same time period. For example, on Pandora a station seeded with The Black Keys will play Led Zeppelin, blues from the 50s, and some contemporary bands like The White Stripes. A similar station on iTR...
Or $600+?  Anyone have a chart of what AAPL does after earning reports? My gut tells me it drops - if they exceed expectations then the stories go "The gas has run out! Apple can't do any better! This is the peak!" If they miss expectations the stories go "Apple falters! Heading into a downward spiral!" If you're long AAPL it's just froth. But it could be a buying opportunity. Forbes is guessing the price will rise. - Jasen.
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