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  Having "Pro" in the (possible) name is likely a clue, y'think....??It does seem inherently a bit of nichey product.... ....but a niche that could be nicely profitable, fairly large and perennial.  Artists, animators, photographers sure.... ....but also in health care settings, all kinds of business settings (retail checkout via Apple Pay/NFC, wholesale, manufacturing, real estate sales, etc., etc.  where some of all of the hypothesized feature set could be useful in...
I've learned a fair amount about investing and markets over the decades, but I keep my portfolio vanilla+ in all kinds of mutual funds, cash equivalents, rental property in an LLC and physical gold, so I know little about the "transactional" aspects of corporations, public or private.  So riddle me this if anyone knows.... ....if Apple took ITSELF private, "who" would the owners be at the end of this process?  I.e., I'm not quite sure what it means (or if it's possible)...
If by "the end" you mean maybe at last marginalized in the Enterprise in 20-30 years, maybe.  Windows 10 will be a key inflection point for them for good or ill.IBM's arguably been dying since Windows 3.1 came out and they still employ hundreds of thousands and have enough resources for initiatives like teaming up with Apple to provide front ends to their big server stuff. These behemoths continue on inertia alone for a looong time and can still make some noise (or even...
Yeah, they should have put it in, say, Tehran.And, hey, I'm sure the Iranian regime would've traded their nuclear program for an iPhone factory.  Somebody should tweet the president about how he can get real leverage in the negotiations..... /s?
 Fixed it for you department:  "Not here, will bring in too many lower class peasants petit bourgeoisie to our snooty area of town."  That ship kinda' sailed when Apple decided (or realized) that since the smart watch sector is not (for the present) the next huge wave on technological/utilitarian merit, they'd have to add as much sizzle (marketing) as steak (actual digital functionality value delivered) to make a (top and bottom line) success out of the product... ...and...
The code names make demographic sense at least.  Astoria (in Queens, NY) - the Android piece - is (or long was) a synonym for a lunch pail, blue collar, largely LMC crowd - the type of neighborhoods where Android rules now.  And they'll just be run in emulation looking nothing like Windows apps. So a UI hodge-podge. Islandwood is more suggestive of Long Island proper to the east of Queens - tony, aspirational - with the apps at least slightly adapted to have a more native...
My system's updated - and like the other times I've tried three finger tapping for whatever it's supposed to do, it doesn't work... ...rather just opens the link in Safari. I tried lightly, crisply, right handed, left-handed.  Nupe. And not the only gesture that's either "not as advertised" or unreliable.  E.g., commands to bring up the in-context dictionary.  And more.  As a "re-switcher" color me disappointed that basic plumbing things simply don't function.  Or...
....2.0...??
...and while not announced, safe to say the price/GB for memory sticks has just re-bumped up for a spell at least.... The price of progress...
 Unless you (gasp!) finish paying for your house (by not choosing something beyond your means and watching your spending), and it's totally functional for your needs, with maybe the occasional renovation.  I'm serious about what I do, but not a photo pro and can do every thing I want in my old PS 7 and CS1 versions - having come from a darkroom background these are still like Arthur C. Clarke's definition of "magic" to me after all the years since they came out.  And I...
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