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22 million iPads? As Quadra just said those sales are skyrocketing. All things considered it's a great, great quarter but apparently that isn't enough.   After hours the stock is down almost 5%. It'll probably regain a little but that is a lot of red right now.
I use Siri for the weather all the time. Right when I get up she lets me know whether I need a light or heavier jacket. I use her to tweet and text because it is pretty quick. Reminders are really good with Siri. "Siri remind me tomorrow at 5 pm that I have practice at 7 pm." She gets the context and the times correct. Sports scores work well for various pro and college sports which is pretty good. If you say something like "What was the Kings score last night?" she...
With a lot of money.
I you read Isaacson's book you'll read that Jony and others have come up with ideas way before Steve and had to beat him over the head until he agreed. Then of course when he agreed he championed the idea like he was in that same camp the whole time (one of his unique qualities). So to say that since Steve is gone no one is coming up with those ideas is wrong.   No one else outside of Ive has the cachet to be wrong, wrong, wrong and then instantly right like Steve had but...
This is it right here. This post is exactly right.   "AAPL you have to release cheaper product."   Then ..   "AAPL, why are your margins dwindling?"   Then ..   "Steve Jobs blah blah blah.."   I just want Cook to come on and end the call and say (yes with expletives) "Eff all of you analysts. Eff all you stock manipulators. And eff all your "sources." You don't know spit about what we do or what we're going to do. Stop effin trying." Then just hang up.
He was being sarcastic. Notice the upside-down exclamation points.
If they release the retina iPad mini in November then it'll be using ~2 year old "new" iPad (3rd gen) tech so shouldn't component costs be reduced?   We shouldn't kid ourselves. They didn't just up and release the mini. Had to be at least a year in dev before release which means they've been working on the retina mini already enough to get their manufacturing right to hit that price point. I don't see them releasing a regular iPad mini with updated internals while also...
That was from Qualcomm's CES keynote this week. Pure classic. If you didn't see their whole keynote you missed out.   http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/8/3850056/qualcomms-insane-ces-2013-keynote-pictures-tweets
They aren't updating the mini in two months. When you sell out of a product and can't keep them on shelves a full two months after release you aren't going to update it again after two-three more months. It makes no business sense. You meet high demand with availability not major changes. And, I've said this before, as a user of the mini the screen is not that bad. I'm never sitting there using it saying "man I wish this was a retina screen." Pundits just needed something...
It's not a firm denial but I don't see a separate product being developed. The 4, 4S, and 5 will continue to be sold when the next version comes out. The 4 is still a great phone for emerging markets if that's what people keep coming up with. It won't have SIRI and some current iOS features but it can handle mostly every app. Why can't that be good enough? There's no point in having a newly-developed $350 off contract 8 GB iPhone being sold alongside a newly-developed...
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