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  Okay, I'll bite.   So say that I'm the head of IT security for Home Depot and we have just switch all of our phones for  middle management and such over to the iPhone because we experienced some downtime on Rim/Blackberry's network (Plus seemed to be asleep at the wheel).   I would be disappointed by this news because I was promised an enterprise level security system that was at least on par with Rim's phones.  Instead now I have the potential for my phones to be...
  The issue at hand is that AI used language in a way that is not traditional to what gamers are used to hearing.   In the gaming industry "Exclusives" tend to me 6 to X months deals and people who are old school gamers (PC/Console) are conditioned to this type of terminology and deal lengths.  Additionally, it is not uncommon to see some games take a week to release between systems so when someone like Drobforever (and myself) see the world exclusive used in conjuction...
Yeah, this kind of censorship just doesn't make sense.  Either apply your rules universally or just let people think for themselves.  This inconsistency is not portraying them in a very good light.  If they want to be seen as the "Safe" platform, then do it and lock everything down so no children or adults can accidentally ever see porn.  If they can't or won't do it, open it up.
When I was with Rogers (2 years ago), I was paying $136.50/month (taxes in) and that gave me 6GB, 1000 minutes of talk time, + all the regular features.   I finally dumped them and moved to Wind Mobile (no contract) where I have been paying $46.50/month for unlimited everything (data is throttled after 6GB) the last 2 years and as a result of my lower bills, I can now afford to outright buy a new phone every year and still have enough left over for a couple of fine...
  All their 'revolutionary' products have been improvements over existing products.  Apple is great at taking an existing product and making it accessible to everyone and I think that is where their core strength lies.  Their UIs are easy to use, their products look great and they are great at shrinking down existing technology to razor thin proportions.  iPod, iTunes, App Store, iPhone, iPad were not the first of their kind but they definitely the firsts to knock it out...
  I'm pretty sure Samsung is also happy not to copy Apple's stock performance either.
I would love to see the link on this sale that you are quoting.  Yes, I know you put a smiley at the end so you are being facetious but maybe your joke should have been "Buy 2 Nexus 7s for the cost of 1 iPad mini".  ;-)
What people are upset with is that a brand that they consider to be top quality will now be a range of products considered 'average' to 'great' and I think some people are having a hard time accepting that Apple needs to do this.  Who knows is they are actually going to do this to remain relevant in emerging markets.   kDarling showed the video of the SIII mini and while some of you may look down your nose at it, it a great smartphone and costs 1/4 of what an iPhone does...
Quite true but Android is gaining more market share (worldwide) year over year and and Apple needs to react.  You can already see it as they are speeding up their release cycle for their phones/tablets because they will not be able to keep up if they only release a new product ever 12 months.  They also realize that they are ignoring a pretty big (but not as profitable) segment of the market.  The mid-low end.  Granted, they take care of the mid range with their 4 and 4S...
Btw, for what it's worth, I think Google got away a bit on the light side but they worked the system that is in place and there is nothing wrong with that.  If you disagree, then you would also have to disagree with how Apple works the tax system with their Double Irish Dutch Sandwich strategies (which Google also now uses).   The system appears to be broken from a pure justice point of view (right vs wrong) but it is working fine based off the rules we have defined and...
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