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To be honest, I find myself extremely sceptical of this claim. Namely, we only have the report of Bloom, and, I believe without exception, every time there has been a case of "Apple cut us off from their platform because they don't want us to compete" has turned out to have a much more reasonable explanation; usually that the "victimized" were up to no good and are trying to turn attention away from their misdeeds by blaming Apple.
 That's a hell of a bug, as the only thing actually necessary for accurate battery reporting (on any device) is to completely discharge and recharge the battery every few months or so, depending on frequency of use.
So Apple rejecting Bitcoin apps has absolutely nothing to do with the giant legal question mark the currency currently occupies in the US?
 The ITC ruling was over standards-essential patents. Obama would have vetoed any ban for any company on this grounds, in fact he explicitly stated that this was the precedent he wanted to set after he did not veto the Samsung ban (which was over non-essential patents). (Also, I don't see how you can call favouritism when they're clearly on Jeff Bezos' speed dial)
 Assume you meant @Mike. Counter to many European countries, advertised prices in both Canada and US exclude VAT, so the advertised price is the same across the country even though you might end up paying different province-to-province/state-to-state. NAFTA basically makes the importation a non-issue, and while we have our own regulations regarding wireless devices, Industry Canada I believe follows suit pretty well with FCC, so no need to retest for the country. Price...
Apple seems to have given up that practice in Canada, what with the iPhone 5S having a $70 premium on only a 3% currency difference.
How is it that they keep supplying stores with new stock when launch day orders haven't even been filled yet?
 I got up in the middle of the night and had ordered my Space Grey 64 GB literally less than one minute than they went live, but it won't deliver until October 10th-16th. And now stores are being restocked with new supply already. This might have been a successful launch, but gotta say, I think they're really screwed the pooch on who gets priority.
Coupled with news that they sold about 3.5:1 ratio of 5S:5C, to appease the naysayers that the 5C sales shouldn't count being internally equivalent to a 5, that still amounts to about 7 million 5S units, outpacing 5's 5 million, and up against self-competition from the 5C and stiffer premium-market competition from the Lumia and Moto X that weren't as strong (or weren't around at all) last year.
So, let me get this straight.   Misek was downgrading Apple because he suspected they were going to introduce a super-cheap phone that would kill profit margins.   Then upon news that Apple wasn't going to do that, he downgraded them anyway for not introducing a super-cheap phone that would kill profit margins.
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