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 I appreciate that, Mel. But I think I proved that I had a pretty decent handle on the difference between gross and net when the nice people at the Darden School of Business handed me my MBA a couple decades ago (my, how time flies). As a matter of fact, when I sold my first steer at auction and my dad handed me the net profits, and I had been shopping for a new 10-speed bike based on the gross, that cemented it as well as anything.  
 Absolutely no where did I say or suggest that Apple's pricing on ANYTHING constituted "almost all profit." Mel, you're now creating strawmen and forming their (your) arguments as mine. If that is your (mis)interpretation of what I believe or have said here, then I am led to believe that with this error in judgment, you may also be making errors in estimating what Apple does or does not pay for this, that or the other thing. What exactly has been said by me (not some...
 Wait... what?! Overly firm breasteses and fantasies?! Why did I not get a PM so I could take part in this conversation???!!! I never get to have any fun on here!
       To be quite honest with you, at first glance I was tempted to post back that you seemed to be making an attempt to be objective. But then as I read more of your posts, you continually contradicted yourself about what you did and did not do. Do I think that people should buy whatever product or brand of product that best meets their needs? Absolutely! That applies to motor vehicles (why buy a Porsche 911 as your only vehicle if what you really need is a pickup...
Well, I think this is a very insightful post in the OP. And as I've spent a few minutes considering it, I think that what Apple needs to do is...     Hey look! A shiny new dime! My lucky day!
We'll just call them FreedomChips and never look back.  Just based on what I've read so far, I can't see myself adopting this Coin accessory. But if Apple could find a way to work with M/C, Visa, Amex and/or Discover and find a secure way to pretty much eliminate the need to carry around a wallet full of credit or debit cards, that would work for me... and I suspect many others as well. The cards that we are saddled with in the U.S. really are pretty unsecure. But as I...
 It appears that is a question. I would say that Apple has a well deserved reputation for producing well designed, higher quality computer and consumer products and for delivering a high level of customer service. And it does these things at a very comfortable profit margin. These things are not mutually exclusive, as some seem to be suggesting. Unlike Amazon, Apple does not sacrifice margins in order to capture market share. Apple has some low volume products (Mac Pro),...
 I agree; that would be a very good question.
 This would/should be a HUGE concern if one had an Android device in his car and it had access to any of the vehicles onboard systems. Considering that Google seems to be in a neck & neck race with FaceBook and the NSA for the title of Data Mining World Champion, I can imagine getting a cancellation letter in the mail from my insurance company stating, "It has come to our attention that on your recent trip to Atlanta, you exceeded a speed of 90mph on six occasions. Goodbye...
This suggests that the entire VAG/Volkswagen group (VW, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, SEAT, Skoda, Bugatti and Bentley) may wind up going with some flavor of Android in the future. And considering the demographic targets of some of those uber high end brands, it does seem kind of bizarre that they'd put a mobile OS in those cars which has a reputation for being mass market (no cachet at all), unsecure, wonky (from version to version and device to device) and targeted toward...
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