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For their own style they rely on personal tastes, I expect their editorial choices to be different. Anna Wintour and Suzy Menkes are fashion critics for Vogue, they aren't fashion designers. They are like the Siskel and Ebert movie critics. The artists and designers present their work and these self-appointed critics share their feelings about them. They clearly don't apply this to themselves because how they style themselves are not styles that appear elsewhere.Their...
The estimates are out but Apple themselves state their gross margins, which average to about 40% and Apple has said that their Mac line has lower margins, which reduces the average. If we go with 40% then the costs to put out a $649 iPhone would be $389. The iSuppli estimate of $216 is 55% of this. The real number for build costs alone will be somewhere between $216-389. The estimates should use the gross margin as a guide.The biggest problem with low estimates is that it...
Suzy Menkes talks about her style choices here:http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/trends/g2757/suzy-menkes-fashion-profile-0613/?slide=1They are little more than personal tastes like with everyone else. She has a habit of holding onto old clothes from decades ago and even had shoulder pads. The story her clothes tell is by association with the events she attended while wearing them, again like everyone else.She has had the hairstyle for at least 20 years:and the reason...
When a product is lacking in features (especially ones a buyer is used to), it's something that frustrates buyers so it's worth pointing out. In much the same way a lack of an optical drive was a talking point with the original Air. Having to carry around adaptors or external drives can really annoy some people and make or break a purchase. There is a USB C SD card reader here:http://www.amazon.com/quality-Macbook-Chromebook-supportted-devices/dp/B00WQHHHV0Someone who...
The reason for the lack of ports is down to the internal layout: The best they could have done is add another USB C port. The single port is capable of handling everything though as the following dock demonstrates: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kickshark/hydradock-11-port-usb-c-dock-for-apple-macbook That has: 1 — 3.5mm stereo headphone port 1 — Gigabit Ethernet port 1 — SDXC card slot 1 — Mini DisplayPort (up to 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, w/HDCP) 1 — HDMI...
I doubt people are going to drive all the way to that one store when they've been encouraged to buy online. Apparently there were only 6 stores worldwide stocking it:http://www.techradar.com/news/wearables/apple-watch-launch-line-april-24-1292098Even high launch numbers don't suggest there would be visible signs of high demand. If you were to assume 20 million units for the year and half in the US, that's 833k per month and per state roughly 16,666 units and per day just...
But gold filled or anodized gold aluminium would be fine. I wouldn't expect Apple to use gold plating either, that's likely the only option for after-market services.
I don't see how buying gold-plated vs solid gold is about taste and not income when the outward appearance is the same. It also doesn't have to be mixed with a lot of jewellery. A single gold wedding ring or a bracelet would mismatch a silver watch and vice versa:It's just nicer when they compliment each other:They already make gold colored products that don't use real gold. They could make one with the same material as the gold iPhone but polish it the way they do the...
People who are fashionable like to color-match items. The gold iPhone for example can match all of someone's gold jewellery and now the gold Macbook. All the same price as the other colors. The watch colors are different prices. If you had gold bracelets, rings and necklaces and a gold iPhone but were not very well-off, you can't get a gold colored watch to match everything else. 3rd party gold plating will likely solve this problem but I don't agree that having a $10k-17k...
The internet counts as an app. If app=application as in an activity then the internet counts, if app=application as in software then it's the browser/webkit. The mobile internet is one of the most important aspects of iOS. Even the App Store, which makes billions in revenue and supports thousands of developers is a cloud-based system.The iPhone and iPad both have activities and software that the devices are primarily used for - gaming and social networking/browsing. Gaming...
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