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    The only thing Apple needs to do is add more colors to the Iphone. Steve Jobs Apple saw Iphone as a software platform. The consumer experience. That is why every single Iphone so far have gotten a new iOS. It would be a Tim Cook Apple if they released a new phone without an iOS.   Steve Jobs Apple did not ship crap. That is why they always had a 3 month beta period of iOS. Android just push out its updates, and let the users be live beta testers. Maybe Tim Cook Apple...
If the real Woz is selling this, he needs money for more Android phones. (I respect Woz and see him as a genius. I don't understand why he believes that Android will kill Iphone.)
TSMC 28 nm does not have a problem, beside its late. The best case scenario is that Apple dual sources its SoCs to TSMC and Samsung. As long as Apple uses Samsung, Samsung knows exactly what Apple will use for hardware in the next 18 months of products. That is one of the reasons why Samsung is successful today. The strange thing with all this is all the reports that Apple got back test wafers from TSMC at two times last year (June/October). There was a rumor that Apple...
Retina laptops/Imacs/screens are "must buy" for me. Eizo have a "retina" 36 inch display for sale. The problem is that it cost over 200K dollars. I had hope that the Ivy Bridge bump would lead to Retina stuff. The evidence for it was that the internal Intel graphics support high resolution and that Kepler 660M supports 3840x2160. Apple also payed sharp over 500 million to build Retina displays last year. Since no retina parts have leaked out, its highly unlikely...
G5 was great. Years ahed of its competition. It was fun back in PPC days when you could have something that was faster then Intel and had better hardware. To bad that IBM f-ed up and could not deliver 3ghz parts to Apple. Somehow they could deliver 3ghz parts to MSFT. G5 lives today inside the Xbox360. The only reason why I bought one on launch day. And for MacPro EOL. Intel killed MacPro with their insane XEON prices. When AMD could not compete, Intel raised prices 300%...
I have had a similar idea for Phones. Many people prefer hard slide out keyboard. Instead for hard keyboard: I wanted another screen. The problem with Laptop/Phone dual screen is many. Battery and that the price for the screen. The screen and the touch components are the most expensive components on Ipad/Iphone. The cost for Apple would be 200 dollars and battery hit about 50%. -- Tim have clearly said what he believes is the future of computing. The traditional laptops...
I have always wondered why Apple don't allow App sales for AppleTV. AppleTV could be a great gaming device. Especially with A6/Rouge class SoC.
Apples MacPro sales went down when Intel introduced Nehalem. The "Core" based Xeon's cost about 300-500 dollars for a decent core/mhz processor. With Nehalem (and no competition from AMD), Intel raised the prices 300% for Xeon processors. 2006 I could get a dual quad core 2.66ghz Mac Pro about 2000 dollar. The cheapest Nehalem MacPro dual core was 3500 dollars, and that was 2ghz/2.2ghz parts. To get some speed you needed to add 1000 dollars. This killed the...
Fandroids: Apple just does this to make money! In real world: All Android OEMs exempt two pays licensing/protection fees to MSFT 5-15 dollar per device. MSFT that have done zero innovation in multitouch gets money from Android, and the Fandroid thinks Apple is evil. But todays Apple is not the same as Apple under Steve. Apple is starting to do the same mistakes that the did in 1985 when Steve left. Dividend, stock buy back program, 5 month slip of iOS5, 2-3 month...
"A5X costs an estimated $23" This have to be wrong. I understand that BOM are guesses, but they need to have some logic. The A5X is an gigantic SoC. Larger SoC = more expensive to manufacture. The 23 dollar price is calculated on a Wafer price of 5000 dollars and that you get about 220 die candidates from a wafer. At least 10-20% of the dies will fail validation. + design cost + license cost to ARM and PowerVR. Compare it to Tegra3. Its 50% smaller on a smaller...
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