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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...
No way. Steve Ballmer sees himself as a tough guy who made his millions the hard way...he fought tooth and nail for them and no upstart Apple computer is going to cut into his success.  Microsoft is used to lying about their software with check boxes that said they had "features a,b,c,d,e,f" and their competitors had only a few of these features or charged more money for the same features.  The truth is the Microsoft software never functioned as well and crashed more...
I am increasingly of the opinion that there is no news that can be trusted with regard to Apple. Every one has made up their minds already and are simply following the information that proves what they already know. Apple 2.0 and Asymco are the exceptions to this rule. They both attempt to ask what is wrong when they make a mistake. Appleinsider is too interested in collecting information to ask questions or report on their errors. See Apple 2.0's reporting on the...
I had to recently replace my wife's iPhone because it was stolen. She was at fault for leaving it in an unlocked car in our suburban garage with the door open. The creepy part was the idea of having someone going through our property at 530 am while we were sleeping there. I have some ideas of how to improve security around our house. Apple is not "at fault" for my wife's carelessness. It would be nice if the difficulty of selling an iPhone could be increased. I am...
I hope they were buying all day today, since there would be no conflict of interest and the board would have already voted at least last week. I haven't had time to dig into all the information. I wonder what the current share count for Apple is and where it will be after the company buys back more shares in the low 400's?
I understand the outrage about the seeming prejudice in calling the whole Chinese people thieves. The problem you are ignoring is the lack of outrage in China over the blatant theft of intellectual properties is an institutional part of Chinese government and culture. How can you not blame a collective group of people when their own institutions do not support honesty and property rights? If you want to show us the institutional and societal protection that we have some...
I will be quicker to lock in a profit after this and I don't think I am alone on this sentiment. This has been a painful 8 months. Apple is getting hammered because they can't change their plans in 6 months. They are producing what they predicted the market would need 2-3 years ago. The ramp up to 6 month refresh cycles has not been easy and it won't get easier if Apple continues to grow. This may well be the rumor that starts the next run up for Apple because it...
I have often watched as Apple sat on technology to wait patiently for the proper moment to implement it or led the led the pack with it such as USB and SSD's. This story has a new element to the strategic nature of adding such technology. Apple has always done what it thought was best for it's platform first. If this article is correct Apple has chosen to sandbag the application of new tech to its platform to keep the best new tech for itself and defend against Samsung....
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