Tidal will be an interesting study in the economic price/demand chart.
Which will be bigger?
Tidal ( higher Price * less Demand ) vs Apple Beats1 ( lower Price * more Demand)
I'm going with more Demand for 100 Alex.
Ding, ding, ding! It is a little disingenuous to describe a big.LITTLE processor as an 8 processor phone since only the big (1.5GHz) or the LITTLE (1.0Ghz) is active at any time. So basically it's a .2GHz bump from previous models. Big deal.
Glad to see more hardware patents - software patents have proven to be valueless. Not that I want to see Apple use patents in war, but because I want Apple to be able to push back fast copies. Copy, just don't stand on their coat-tails for gods sake.
To be fair to Samsung's tablet units shipped -- they are giving away tablets when you buy a S5, Note 3, subscribe to CableTV deals, etc, etc, etc. It's really not that hard to give away 11M items to the world if you want to.
Something is up with Florian -- he had a pretty consistent pro-apple (pro logic, pro competitive market) opinion, but his recent positions have given me a severe case of whiplash.
Then tonight I read he used his $400 screen replacement experience to conclude that a 6" note screen means the software portion of a phone has little value. Wtf? Dude, you got ripped off for a phone repair. A 4" LCD screen isn't much cheaper than a 6" Note screen. Both about $50 in parts.