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The HTC One is the same way:There must be a technical reason for going with that setup when they have a metal back. Some metal cases have a thin plastic rim round the entire edge but that might not give the best signal and it means they can't have a unibody construction in the middle. Having the sides and the back as a single piece of metal makes it sturdy. It doesn't look too bad from some angles:The lines do look a bit thick in other images but these are mockups AFAIK,...
Apple isn't going down, Apple's just fine. Also not going up doesn't mean going down, I think they will remain fairly steady. The stock price, which is not directly linked to Apple's health can go down and there would still be nothing wrong with Apple.They managed to sell 51m iPhones in Q1 2014 vs 47.8m in Q1 2013 and 26m iPads vs 22.9m but despite small unit volume growth, net profit was the same at $13.1b. If they managed to sell 55m iPhone 6 units, that would still be a...
Right now they use two LEDs, they say one is amber and the other is white but it's not obvious if it's an amber LED or a white LED behind an amber color filter. They vary the brightness of each light for 1,000 combinations of flash color. Perhaps they figured out a way to put a single white LED in there with an amber filter than can be adjusted. Imagine a single LED behind a circle that is split either concentrically or vertically and there would be an adjustable filter...
Apple's net income fell last year. The most recent quarters are flat vs last year. The smartphone and tablet markets are saturating.You have to base the future assessment on something tangible otherwise you can make anything up and that's what people do all the time. Obviously you can't anticipate revolutionary products like the iPhone but even there, Apple's net income went from $1.9b in 2006 to $3.5b in 2007 then $4.8b in 2008. That's far from the recent $37b; it took a...
The people with the pessimistic view of Apple are the ones who think Apple stock needs to rise dramatically forever in order for the company to be considered a success. I consider them a huge success even if their stock goes down to $400. I don't think that's pessimistic. Like I say, not growing forever is not a bad thing.This all happened before. In the run up to $700, people were trying to keep the momentum going and saying really stupid...
That's where the superfast poison materials come in:http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/03/graphene-cadmium-arsenide-wonder-material/With low resistance materials, chips don't heat up so much because they don't need so much power and they can bump clock speeds up:http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/anton-shilov/intel-core-i7-4790k-overclocked-to-4-50ghz-with-passive-cooling/http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2009/graphene-palacios-0319"It's very difficult to generate high frequencies...
If someone has 90% margins but net income of $100m, they aren't going to be valued more highly than Apple with ~20-25% net margins. It comes down to the amount of profit. Apple and Exxon are pretty even when it comes to profitability. Exxon's lower margins don't matter, it's how much the margins change. Both company's margins are staying pretty steady. I certainly don't see that Apple should be valued 30% higher than Exxon when their earnings don't reflect that.It's at...
You can share your experience with them here:http://www.apple.com/retail/feedback/Just say what you expected and what happened. Maybe they'll implement a better policy for protecting customer data until the customer authorizes wiping.
Why would margins affect the valuations? It's about how profitable the company is for investors.There's obviously going to be more of them though. Take this guy who scammed 1500 investors out of tens of millions:http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/wolf-of-wall-street-jordan-belfort-says-he-will-pay-victims-back/story-fncq3era-1226940120176The little guys only had tens of thousands invested but there were a lot of them. They took their fees, put assets in their...
There's a motive behind it though. There's a forced association. It's like saying I brushed my teeth this morning, just like Steve Jobs used to do. The statement doesn't really mean anything important beyond the particular individuals chosen for the association. The similarities chosen are irrelevant because they are so few. They don't really summarize all the characteristics that form what we understand to be the essence of recreating the success those people achieve.
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