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A $6400 processor isn't Apple's competition:http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/11112625The CPUs alone would be $12800 plus the power draw would be nearly 300W. Some dual options would be cheaper than what Apple offers, which is Intel's fault - they're the ones pricing both. We don't know what prices they're getting from Intel either.They could do that with the current design but it's not really necessary, especially the more the core counts increase.They never offered...
http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-03-13/target-missed-alarms-in-epic-hack-of-credit-card-data"Target stood by as 40 million credit card numbers—and 70 million addresses, phone numbers, and other pieces of personal information—gushed out of its mainframes."It's debit/Visa cards too:https://corporate.target.com/about/shopping-experience/payment-card-issue-FAQIf someone gets the card numbers, they don't need a PIN code to use the details. Online shopping never...
I agree with you that trickle down economics is a lie but Apple is proud of their job creation. Building their own network infrastructure would be huge and they can afford it easily. Remember when they launched the iPhone and it was stuck on AT&T and everyone laughed at them for exclusively using the 2nd best network like they did with Sony:Apple having a network gives them the whole widget.
You're still implying that something being legal means the government wants you to do it. Smoking is legal but that doesn't suggest that everyone in the world should start smoking. Welfare is available but they similarly would rather people don't claim it if they don't need it.Governments have never asked for everything but they do sometimes have crazy tax...
Tax avoidance is not your duty at all. Just because it's legal doesn't mean you're expected to do it. Here's the UK government's stance on it, which is one country where Apple avoided tax:https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/reducing-tax-evasion-and-avoidancehttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tax-avoidance-general-anti-abuse-rulesBoth avoidance and evasion are criticized. Evasion is illegal, avoidance can be punished but it depends on how it's done. If the...
Sharing? Who are you and what have you done with SpamSandwich? Just because it could happen doesn't mean it would and it rarely does between competing companies voluntarily. If one company has a weak infrastructure, their competitors use that against them:http://www.verizonwireless.com/wcms/consumer/4g-lte.htmlThey need to be forced by the government to share infrastructure just like with other utilities.The main issue is new infrastructure anyway, not established...
Look at the motive, Barbara Boxer is retiring:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/08/barbara-boxer-retires_n_6436800.htmlShe's not going to be able to claim any victory for her own political success. ACA has got nothing to do with political gain, it's to benefit people. If they hadn't bothered with it, they'd have been better off overall politically.This repatriation move would also help promote the false idea of trickle down economics i.e look how much better things can...
It might not have been done as a production example, it was mainly to show off splitting one frame up. My main point there was you can do that to alleviate memory constraints.That one probably won't ever be an option as the chip is over $6k but that's the core count Intel's at just now so I expect a future revision to be close to that. They'll never offer the highest-end that anyone can buy, they cater to groups that are large enough to be worth catering too. The current...
You're missing out the fingerprint id. This isn't something that every manufacturer could have nor would have done and is a crucial element in Pay's security. Apple has a speed advantage in the payment process due to how they set it up. Every time Apple does something the right way, people dismiss it as something inevitable but given how many times Apple has done this sort of thing, that critique that it's just about marketing doesn't hold up.
They didn't pay those rates abroad because they funnelled profits through Ireland, which is why they are being called out for tax avoidance, among others like Google, Starbucks and Amazon. They use transfer pricing to charge their own subsidiaries higher costs to lower their profits in countries with ~25% rates and they get taxed in Ireland but the setup in Ireland is such that it has no tax jurisdiction due to a legal loophole about tax jurisdiction depending on where the...
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