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This.   The new design was clearly rushed to market before it was ready, but that's because they refused to do the easy thing and put Ivy Bridge into the old case in May 2012 when the chips became readily available. Instead Intel delivered new technology and Apple ignored it and their customers for 6 months.   I think Apple has started believing the pundits who expect every product release to offer something revolutionary. Expecting something amazing every year is...
"Still, smartphones with screen sizes of 5 inches and even greater have found noteworthy success in the growing smartphone space. Leading the way in that market has been Samsung's Galaxy Note series, which includes a stylus."   Bull$hit. Leading the way was the Galaxy SIII at 4.8" and now the S4 at 5". The Note series is an interesting niche product compared to the S series.   Cook is full of it when he talks about the poor quality of larger displays. Tim, you...
I've worked in software development for the better part of the last two decades. Anonymizing data is a lot of work. Nobody does it unless they really have to. You know that software that runs your doctor's office? What do you think happens when the office manager starts seeing weird stuff? Tech support asks for a copy of the data so they can try to figure out what's wrong. The data gets passed to developers and testers who treat it like gold. HIPPA rules dictate that all...
Even if Apple has a similar set of data on you it's really an Apples and oranges comparison.   Apple acts as a traditional retailer. You buy from Apple not the app developer. Only Apple sees your personal data.   Google considers itself an intermediary to a transaction between customers and developers. You are buying directly from a developer, but that developer has outsourced payment processing to Google. Both Google and the developer see your personal data.   Apple...
The iPhone 4 series with the glass case probably has a higher material cost than the new iPhone 5 case. I wouldn't be surprised to see the 4S replaced by 4S guts in an iPhone 5 case.   Apple has laid down the law and said they won't be accepting any new apps that don't support the 4" screen resolution so now seems to be the time for them to make that sort of change to the hardware lineup. As a first step simply making a larger iPhone using the same resolution would offer...
  There's a huge difference between having your current location and knowing where you've been every minute of every day since you activated the phone. Do you really want someone following you everywhere you go, recording how long you stay, where you go afterward, what routes you take?   Browser history, likes, dislikes, yeah those are super valuable to marketing people. Unfortunately for the advertisers of the world I see well targeted advertising as a form of digital...
  My choice would be to keep the incredibly successful 4" iPhone and make a 5" one too. For those who've said "if you want big why not go all the way to the iPad mini", try sticking one in your pocket.   Based on what I see downtown I think the target market for large phones is young women. For them a larger size is no problem because they carry the phone in their purse and type with two hands. Those I've talked to in my office would never consider going back to a phone...
Can't imagine anything more scary than a device that tracks you 24/7/365 and sends all that data to Facebook. A device that tracks you 24/7/365 and sends all that data to Google is only slightly less scary yet millions of people have flocked to that platform so maybe this rumour has a chance of being a successful product after all.
What I find most interesting is how screen size is related to usage. Phablets represent only 2% of devices, but 3% of usage. Likewise full size tablets are 7% of devices, but 13% of usage. Both are obviously heavy users. Small tablets, on the other hand, represent 6% of the market, but only 5% of use and 4% of sessions. This seems counterintuitive until you factor in all the small tablets like Kindles that are primarily used for reading books. I also find it interesting...
Can a person's capacitance change over time? Could we see the situation where a phone locks out the owner because his/her capacitance has changed by more than the margin of error in the sensor?
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