Think about all those free charging stations at airports, etc. Now consider that someone could have a computer there behind it, sucking down all your data. Having the phone authorize the computer to do that is a good thing, right?
syncing between itunes and ios7 is weird. Do not install if you have hundreds of apps. Do it as a new phone, or you will just go into endless cycles of reboots.
The folder is weird too. Two issues. 1) only 9 icons. The rest gets sent to "page 2" of the folder. 2) However, when you sync from itunes to phone, itunes can only hand 12 icons in a folder, and the extras get kicked out of the folder.
And yes, it means if you do it on the phone, you can have more than...
I like this article, and I like to share appleinsider articles that are well written, but when you add things like "Google's hobbyist Android platform", it turns this into a name calling territory.
Also, why doesn't the chart show the number of Google accounts? I believe that number is on par with what FB has. Comparing the number of credit cards on file would be a better metric.
No no no no no, that's too little... As I understand it, they get 30% of the entire class of claims (which Apple knows, because they have a record of who's denied claims). They also get the interest on the account, as they pay out to the individual claimants, and probably get to keep the $$ of those who ignore or did not want to claim.
What in the world are you pissing off about? AT&T and Verizon's CEO have specifically said iPhone brought them lots of business. AT&T grew for 5 years at Verizon's expense because of the iPhone. Do you think the telco hate subsidies? Do you really think so? When it gains them an extra $1k/year over unsubsidized phones? What in the world are you smoking? The other cell companies that do not offer iPhone, like DoCoMo is because they want a slice of the app store...
If Apple comes out with a mid tier phone, it will be *one* memory size. Probably 16GB. I doubt if they want someone buying a 64GB mid tier iPhone that cost about the same as the iPhone 5S.
Look at what they did with the older iPhone 4S/4 when the 5 came out. Only the lowest memory tier is available.