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Bigger is not innovating. It is simply iterating.  Make a new product category and we can all say you are innovating.  Make one a little bit better and you are iterating.  
The fundamental richness of the American tech ecosystem is supported by the Patent system. The casual correlation of our Patent system and technological innovation seems to be dismissed by the no software patents people. If your idea as implemented in a completely new device class such as touch screen phones can be copied then why would anyone bother doing it? The answer is of course they wouldn't. But they do make new devices and types of devices here in America. We...
If you understand the details of Apple's license with ARM, you would know that they use a lot of Arm design work to make the task of designing a better chip easier. They also have a higher level license for making their own chips that follow the ARM standards. It is certainly possible that Apple has the deep pockets to pay for a separate type of license from Qualcom or Broadcom. Apple has used Qualcom for some time now. Perhaps they will license many of the frand...
Funny thing about legal systems.  They are run on their own system of precedents and rules.  EU laws and patents exist in Europe.  American laws and patents exist in America.  Is it really that hard to keep track of where this trial is occurring?   
Hey does anyone want to bet that Apple does another 15% raise in dividends exactly as they did last year? That would be $3.51 per quarter if anyone is keeping count. If they keep this up over the next 4 years by 2018 the dividend will go to 21.33 per year or $5.33 per quarter. Do you know any other investment which can bring you a 15% compounding return on your money over the next 4 years? The share buy back with more aggressive targets makes even more sense when you...
Ascii has it right: ..."strategically, if Nadella is a cloud guy and wants to take Microsoft in that direction, he may view Google as Microsoft's new biggest enemy, since Google is king of the cloud." This is also payback for the refusal to put Google apps on Microsoft's phones. Microsofts lack of software on it's platform is what doomed Windows Phone from the start. Tiles are a really good idea and the interface based upon them works. Bill Gates and Monkey Boy are...
It would be a lot of fun if you guys could get daily satellite photo's that show the progress and change that is going on. A movie showing how it was built based upon daily pics would run only a couple of minutes at most, but would show how much transformation took place.
I wonder if Apple has considered a physical system to recharge the battery that collects the energy from the movement of the phone. Imagine a phone that recharges itself while riding in a car or airplane when you are not actually using it. The self winding watches are not capable of going into sleep so they run down when not in use. A self winding mechanism for energy charging a phone would only need to produce 10% of the phone's battery charge in 8 hours to...
Lost in all the talk about the iPhone 5c's lack of appeal on the street was the question of why Apple needed a new phone like the 5c? I think it was an attempt to break a production log jam that would have occurred if the 5s and the 5 were made at the same time. I believe Apple needs a simplier phone for it's second tier phone. The ramp up for the new model iPhone is the largest industrial production ramp in the world if you think about it. They are expecting to go...
Prescott was at 3.6 Ghz.  Not 2.5, but the point remains.  That was 2003 and now it is 2014.  That was the 90 nm node and we are waiting on the 14nm node and the chips will not be faster, they will simply use less power so they can run at higher frequencies for longer periods of time.  There have been marginal improvements, but the last new chip from intel gave us an average of 10% faster performance by some measures.  Show me a stock Intel chip that ships with the peta...
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