App store usage?
Do apple mean that in the period covered 74% of devices downloading new apps were on iOS7?
If so, does that mean that an older device that hasn't downloaded any new apps for some time won't be counted?
The link says
"Almost half of [American] iPhone 5C owners switched from competitor brands, particularly Samsung and LG,"
How does that prove that "Half of Apple's iPhone 5c sales are to Android switchers"
I read it as suggesting that the half in question already owned phones that were not iPhones but that they could have been a mixture of Symbian, WM, WP, Android, etc.
Accordingly doesn't it follows that the remaining 50% were a combination of existing...
The Mac operating system is designed to be easy to use and engineered to take full advantage of the technologies built into every computer we make. So everything works just the way you expect it to. So where does it say, "BTW this is a Beta"? History shows that most software is buggy but do you really think it fair to malign customers that are having problems?
I must admit I had always laboured under the (incorrect) assumption that DST in the UK was because of Scottish farmers that are scared of the dark. I was wrong http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-15492270
iTunes/App store purchases are via Ireland, meaning that all EU customers pay the higher Irish VAT rate of 23%. Amazon sell digital content via Luxembourg, meaning that customers pay the lower vat, Apple don't. TBH I can't remember what the angle is
1. Apple does funnel money through Caribbean tax havens (via Braeburn Capital).2. Not true, "Apple has set up a cost-sharing agreement with its Irish subsidiaries that gives them a disproportionate share of the profit from research and development that occurs in the United States."
In the main I agree with the sentiment of your post. I would however like to point out that the majority of people that speak English natively live outside of the USA. There are many words that we spell the original way, recognise, is one such word.