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Quote:Jeff Bezos is not exactly unknown, but still the real sleeper among the key tech leaders of our time driving the tech revolution, since he was seen as a mere "retailer" for so long. Amazon has always been a bigger vision in his eyes, though, and is a more impactful player (with its own unique "ecosystem") on a number of levels than most people realize.Any and all of his competitors (and any of we interested observers in the race to the future) are well advised not to...
Casio put folded zooms that bend the light path by 90 degrees into thin devices a long time ago, so while still a formidable engineering task, it's beyond academic that an optical zoom could be fit into a device close to the size of the iPhone.Obviously battery space would also be an issue - the iPhone is already packed.  I've long thought an "iPhone C" (this was before the "5c") - an iPhone specifically emphasizing photography ala the Lumia 1020 - could be profitably...
That's still a 500% mark-up on the "memory pack" (to borrow a term for high margin upgrades in the car biz).  On a product that most owners will require for a good quality long-term user experience as pointed out below. And that hurts the perceived experiential quality of a good portion of entry level buyers who may reconsider who to get their next gadget from somewhere else (even if suffers by comparison on multiple other levels).  I.e., more adequate entry level RAM...
And makes a dollar burger from McDonald's more "satisfying" than prime rib...I'm lovin' it......  /s
Quote:Do people still get Scrooge McDuck references?  I hope so.... ...anyway....Given:1. The many small niggles that persist and bedevil users over multiple OS releases that more people assigned to stamp them out could solve...2. Profitable niches the company could be in already (like an additional larger screen phone - 10% of the mobile market)...3. The degree of "non-static" competition they face in nearly every market and space they play in.... 4. Their (mostly) "our...
Don't go away mad, Carl Icahn.  Just go away and bedevil some other company. (And damn, I wish there was some way for Apple to burn his ass on the way out.  Still he's a tricky - and persistent - dick once he sets his sights on something, so this sub-plot will likely have more twists and turns - and maybe many - before it's over....)
Dude, go grab your Lumia 2520 and get your "feature geek" on.  Except the cover's not included, nor Touch ID and the camera, while likely the best in a tab so far, isn't near 40 MP....  ...'cos you obviously don't get the core values, ecosystem and the many small intangibles that set the iPad apart... Corporations and school systems who've already standardized a 30 pin infrastructure for tablets on campus (and for whom better prices are likely available for mass...
This was my take from the first report of "overproduction" of the 5c:  Apple knew it was "supply constrained" on the 5s and wanted to be sure it had enough units of "new iPhones" to be able to meet any reasonable demand, knowing that any degree of early overrun had at least a year to be long-ago absorbed by next October...
 There's a scenario where you can both be mostly right.  Leaving aside whether or not the 5c was the optimal solution for further penetration of developing markets, Apple knew with 95%+ probability they wouldn't be able to meet initial demand for the 5s in their existing largest markets (and the speed of the rollout schedule to many counties on exacerbates the backlog). E.g., a big factor constraining supply may be that ramping up Touch ID production takes time - and...
Yup, "We now interrupt this presumably journalistic speculation article for an uncredited advertisement not labeled as such:" "You may now return to our regular non-self-serving, fair to all vendors coverage of the rumor news..."
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