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I think some of what the original poster was talking about may have been the hardware lines which apple started and then dropped, like the XServe and storage arrays. They were very nice products, but got dropped when Apple decided to get out of that market, leaving those customers abandoned. They did a similar thing with High Performance Computing on a smaller scale, where they had a few products and were growing a community, but then backed out.
iBooks author looks great for K-8 stuff, and once it gets support for citations I can see it being great for secondary and college education. Heck, I could even see it being a much better alternative for scientific and technical publications once it is fixed. This could have a big impact on a number of fields.
Many people listen to music as background noise while doing other things. Often, it is in noisy environments where the extra quality would be drowned out anyhow. But, when watching a movie or TV show, people are more likely to have most of their attention focused on the movie or TV, so having higher quality there makes sense.
I think there are three common arguments: 1. Apple has an "institutional memory" of the dark times when the company was losing market share and profitability, and tends to be more conservative (or paranoid, depending on your view) about keeping a nest egg. 2. There is a _perception_ that companies which offer dividends are not growth-oriented. The basic idea is that if you are giving your money to your shareholders, you are saying "we're out of ideas". Its not clear there...
I would say this comment qualifies one for the elitist cap. :-)
I'm not doubting it your fundamental assertion (India will be a smaller market than rich nations), just trying to put some numbers to it, and point out that there is a good potential for future growth and even a number of people (several million) who might have the income to buy one in the near future. I was in India last December and did see a lot of iPhone billboards as well as a decent number of iPhones in use. So there already is a market. It makes sense that Apple...
One study:http://blog.shunya.net/shunyas_blog/...th-report.html seems to indicate that there are about 16 million "rich" Indians households, who make more than $35,000 USD/year. In addition there are 160 "middle class" households making $8-35K USD. I believe that is a straight conversion, not purchasing power, so the amount of disposable income may actually be higher. Even if only the "Rich" segment is considered that's tens of millions of potential customers, and with...
I wish it just supported LaTeX equation formatting... I'd prefer not to have to buy MathType, and from people who have used it I've heard that it is not as powerful as LaTeX. But what really confuses me is the lack of bibliography/citation/endnote capability. Pages has had this problem as well, and it makes it impossible to use for any serious technical writing. I hope they fix this, because I can't imagine a textbook tool which doesn't have the ability to include...
If the Singaporean armed forces are like the US, many of those servicemen may live on base. Also, Singapore does have a navy, and sailors may like taking a phone with them...I'm curious, why the sarcasm? Singapore does have one of the most advanced militaries in the region, and includes F-15 and F-16s, domestically produced stealth ships, UAVs, etc... They are a small but wealthy country (higher per capita GDP than the US, for instance) and have a strong,...
I'm assuming this is just trolling, but I'll take the bait. Processors: Desktop PC processors were dominated by the CISC based Motorolla 68K family and the Intel/AMD x86 family (which pretty much dominated the space). IBM, Apple, and Motorola got together and formed the AIM alliance which took an ISA from IBM's POWER series, combined it with some IP (memory controller I think) from Moto's line, and created the PowerPC processors, which were very nice and much lower power...
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