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What is Apple's problem? During the honeymoon between Intel and Apple, Apple release Mac Pros with Xeon's not released officially. Then Intel/Apple had a fallout over that Intel didn't license the CPU interconnect to Nvidia, so Nvidia was forced stop making motherboards.  Apple started to talk to AMD.  During the Intel/Apple exclusive agreement, Intel engineers designed Apples motherboards. I don't know how its today.  But if Intel still designs Apples...
Since Apple bought Anobit, everything will use flash someday. I think its a bit early for an Apple branded SSD, even if I would love to see it. Anobit controllers run at 660meg/sec. That is quite good. An educated guess is that the Macbook pro will get a small Macbook Air SSD and an optional 2.5 inch drive. (My old macbook pro hace 2x1 terra. WD have 2 terra 2.5inch. Fun to be able to have 4 terra in a laptop)
  Apple is not a web business. 95% chance for no web version. 
Apple don't have price "fixing". They don't need it since most macs/ipads are sold in the Apple store.  The Apple store buys the hardware for the same price as retailer does. The different is that Appel store don't have to make a profit. They sell Apple hardware with about 9-11% margins.  This puts pressure on Apple retailers. If they price higher then 9-11% they are more expensive then Apple.    Usually stores make 30-40% on stuff they sell. That is one of the...
Apple buys these WIFI chips from manufactures that pay FRAND licensing for it. Why should Apple pay double?  Crazy law system...    BTW:The people who believe Apple should have bought Motorola Mobile: It is perfect for Apple that Google manufactures Android devices. Only then can Apple sue Google directly for all the patents that Android breaks. (and Android breaks patens. Thats the only reason why all Android OEM exempt 2 pays 5-15 dollars to MSFT in...
In US the iphone is heavy subsidized. About 400 dollar per phone. More and more countries are leaving this model and instead offer cheaper service/data. AT&T is also notorious for having to few base stations, about 1/3 of the recomeded cell density. The money spent on subsidized phones could pay for a better/working network. I belive that the consumers loose with the subsidice. Here in Sweden I pay 10 dollar/month for 5 gig data. (and when the 5 gig is used, I still can...
    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...
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