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  If you're right, that the market is nearing saturation (and I don't think you are) and Apple is just recycling customers (again, doubtful), then who would you rather be?   A phone maker with a customer base that upgrades so they can run better and faster apps.   or   A phone maker with a customer base that mostly buys cheap phones, not the flagship big-screen wonders; doesn't really buy apps or surf the web, so doesn't really need to upgrade that often, if at all.   As...
  I think the problem with many suggestions suggestions like this is that they forget that the average Mac user is not a geek and spends zero time in forums such as this. Most people don't see the point or want the hassle of running two drives on the same machine. I'm not even sure that most people want the hassle of thinking about disk drives at all.
I'm glad someone said it. Apple and Samsung don't divulge information on which device models sell best, so where do people get this idea that massive phones are selling by the millions? It's entirely possible that the largest share of Android devices belongs to the smaller phones. That would certainly explain why 74% of the smartphone profits end up in Apple's coffers.And I agree: the next big change for Apple will be the addition of the stylus and handwriting recognition....
  And they used to outsource their chip designs.   If they are researching into glass then they could one day use something designed in-house, just like the new processors.   http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57560927-37/flexy-iphone-someday-apple-patents-method-to-bend-glass/
  +1   I took a corporate finance class a while back, and the fella running it said more or less the same thing.
  Interesting point.    But did Apple patent the glass staircase, or did they patent the process used to make the glass staircase? Apple's obsession with building strong structures out of glass is probably because they can transfer this knowledge into making strong, lightweight screens for the their mobile devices.
Mmm, AppleInsider reckons that Google filed their patent in 2009   But Apple filed a notification bar patent on September 11 2008   So, I imagine that it really is all down to the implementation.
Apple only uses a SIM card because the carriers won't let them carry the functionality in software. You only have to look at the trouble Apple went to just to get a microSIM ratified to realise that they're never going to increase the size of their phone just to include a memory card slot.Bear in mind that Apple is also working to keep things as simple as possible by hiding the file system. Once you have a card slot then that simplicity goes out the window.
The average iOS developer expects his customers to run the latest version of his software on a recent build of iOS. If he has to support multiple versions of the software then his job becomes an order of magnitude more difficult.People seem to forget that the average iOS user is not a geek; running old versions of code is not something they do. As soon as they receive a notification they update.Multiple version support would make things needlessly complicated for everyone.
  Agreed. The EU doesn't set its fines based on what is fair; they're set based on how much money it needs. Hundreds of millions? That's where it will start, and each time Samsung appeals, the fine will be increased by about twenty million until Samsung gets the message and pays up.   That's what happens when you're facing an organisation that is both your judge and jury.
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