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The purpose for the iPhone 5c is to get around the production bottleneck that cost Apple so much money in making the original iPhone 5. The iPhone 5s will be equally hard to manufacture. Removing this bottleneck will put Apple back at the 40% gross margins they had achieved before the iPhone 5. You can expect the 5c to drop in manufacturing cost faster than any of the other models because of how much less expensive the shell is to manufacture. Adding in the additional...
The iPad is Apples answer to PC licensing. IPads are being purchased for more and more corporate functions. Complete control over the users access is easily accomplished by simply writing your own app. When you have 90% of a market, losing 5% is a pretty big deal. The PC market is dying. Maintenance costs, viruses, adware and high power usage are all built in from the ground up. I will be replacing 13 PC based register systems and 3 servers with iPads and a custom...
Baytrail based device from Apple. Larger ipad with finder app to allow full os x apps? Not sure what the device will do, but expect it to be what Apple wanted to do 5 years ago when Intel wouldn't hit their power envelope for the iPad.
The real question for Apple over the long term is will this lead in app quality continue or just drop off once Android products become ubiquitous? I am not sure, but I suspect that the same drive for the lowest possible price is forcing Android tablets in particular to be much weaker substitutes for general purpose computing. I am currently getting a new computer system for my restaurant POS that is based upon the iPad. Breadcrum POS is owned by Groupon and it comes PCI...
Perhaps there would be less cannibalization of Apple's line up if there were a few more moves to leverage the success of the iPhone and iPad.   I would like Apple to consider is adding either an emulation layer to run iPhone software on a Mac or adding an ARM chip to the system so Macs could run all the software in an iPhone out of the box. This would help development and add lots of new software options to Macs.  Emulating PC software on a Mac to make Web services...
Anyone ever suspect Apple will add an A7 chip to all it's macs? It would be really cheap, increase available software, extend battery life or save power when surfing, unite the 2 seperate platforms, and make testing iphone software easier for developers. I am not talking about dropping intel, but using both chips like nvidia does with its descrete processors.
Intel just announced that they are delaying their 14 nm Tic or process upgrade by one year.  We are watching Moore's Law die a slow and steady death and Apple seems to be the only company who has all the pieces in place to take advantage.  They have their own low power processor, an advanced OS that they are making more and more energy efficient, and if the current trend continues not having a FAB could be a huge advantage. Intel is waiting for some new technology that...
I think the good enough factor has definitely started to happen in smart phones. Apple is unique in their planning and thinking about this problem. They have always expected this to happen and they have a whole playbook of new features to add to the iPhone which will help to continue to differentiate the iPhone from Android and make the iPhone stickier. Skating to where the puck is going to be is the plan and has been since 2001. People complain about how Apple lets...
I agree that the "hobbiest" comment was not warranted or even realistic. Android has real strengths including: customization, geek appeal, and broad market penetration. I like Apple and believe they have really made some real strides in the market over the last decade, but they have not gotten the cloud or the web tamed in the same way they have devices. It is way too hard to get cloud back ups set up and working. Complexity has taken over and weakened the most basic...
I am a democrat who wants a government to collect all the taxes owed. Apple does not owe taxes on money earned and spent overseas. To say otherwise is to expose yourself as an incompetent in tax law. If there was some effort to make overseas income out of American earnings then yes Apple would be paying less than their fair share. If you don't like the rules then change them, but don't be surprisd when all your trading partners jump ship because you attempted to take...
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