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   It was a joke because, historically, many Europeans love to rub in the fact that their brands are higher quality than North American brands (and slam us for being ignorant consumers).  Which, honestly, I do agree that many are (food especially).  But now that things are reversed...   As for phone size, I'd like to see research showing how many cases there are where that is the deciding factor in a purchase.  I'd be willing to wager that cost outweighs size by a large...
  It has nothing to do with phone size, it's all about what's on the price tag.   Every market share leader in every mass market product category in the world is the one who prices their products the lowest, bar none.  However, the market share leader isn't always the profit leader, and is very rarely the product quality leader.  Investors care about the profit leader, and enthusiasts care about the quality leader.  Everyone else is just looking at numbers.
  Just because people in Europe are looking for bargain basement technology so that they can continue to afford European-produced luxury cars and artisanal food in the face of economic downturn doesn't mean that Apple should change the quality of products they produce.  Should Mercedes Benz try to compete with GM or Ford for North American market share?
  Bonjour works just fine on Windows (it's installed with iTunes), so even if Apple does gain traction with this standard, it's not going to put Microsoft on the sidelines. Especially given that it'll be an open standard which anyone can add enhanced support for.
  That's the thing with USB: it always feels like those scam marketing campaigns which advertise one thing, but list another in the fine print.  Just list the real world speeds and limitations and let people make informed choices about what's right for them.   Really, it's a poorly designed bus with high amount of overhead and requires a complex controller to make it work.  However, because it came standard on every computer motherboard, and was "good enough" for most...
  In the first paragraph I'm talking about non-Apple devices, and in the second I'm talking about Apple devices.  TB is more likely in high-bandwidth, non-Apple devices because it works with both Macs and PCs (due to being an industry standard).   And yes, I agree with the second point: although Apple hasn't published any technical specs on the Lightning connector yet, I'm fairly certain that it can handle a large amount of bandwidth and be easily adapted to work with TB.
  If you go back to the original poster's point, you'll find that they were talking about the possibility of a Lightning port on 3rd party (non-Apple) devices.  My response was that TB is more likely due to the fact that it's an industry standard (not just an Apple technology).   I seriously doubt Apple will ditch their new, shiny Lightning port in favour of TB.  It's way more likely that they'd create a Lightning to TB adapter of some sort when the time comes.  So no,...
  Jokes about USB and "theoretical" maximums aside, 400Mb/s is for a JPEG2000 stream, which doesn't include audio and is lossy at that bitrate.  For raw, uncompressed 4k video, you need 3.8Gbps.  So video editors will definitely want to opt for TB.  Videophiles will likely opt for a higher bitrate to gain some quality as well.       Again, I reiterate the point that USB is computer-centric because the bus mastering device needs some very advanced logic in it.  I defy you...
  Of course, and it will always be that resolution, always be an iPad, require no more than 640k, and simply be a faster horse.   And yeah, one could spend forever converting content which will likely be distributed in a standardized 4k format down to 2k if they really wanted to.  But it's more likely that they'll just stream at 4k and downsample at the point where it's rendered.
  What about streaming a 4k video from your TB RAID to a hi-res iPad screen?  Goes directly from the RAID, across TB, into the video memory on the iPad (never hits the Flash storage).
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