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That's what I was thinking. There wasn't really any reason to avoid updating the Mini. It doesn't sell in very large volumes so what's the point? It works for people who want a quad-i7 to avoid buying an iMac that is over 2x the price but that's bad for Apple.Some justification for the Mini is that it lets people who have a display and peripherals buy a Mac cheaply but the low unit volumes suggest people aren't going that route anyway. It's around 3% of Apple's Mac...
Made up device delayed until next year and this year it's business as usual. Surprise, surprise.
http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/03/28/apple-reaching-out-to-swiss-watchmakers-for-partnerships-tries-to-poach-horology-expertshttp://www.statisticbrain.com/wrist-watch-industry-statistics/Number of watches sold annually worldwide - 1,200,000,000Number of Swiss Watches sold annually - 29,200,000Number of watches produced by China annually - 663,000,000Number of watches produced by Hong Kong annually - 354,000.000Average cost of a Swiss watch - $739Average cost of a...
If Apple could get a discount like that on the i5 then the same would apply to the Celeron/Atom etc CPUs that have a price of ~$100 so closer to $50-60.I don't think ARM has the advantage here at this point over a Celeron. These cheaper CPUs score around 1.6 in Cinebench:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K77qMkMRakoThat's a desktop chip but is comparable performance and that is only $64:http://ark.intel.com/products/53486That's about 1/4 of a Macbook Pro performance or one of...
Apple's competitors don't have the same unique status so they have to hand over margins to retailers and rely on them to push the machines and they don't differentiate themselves enough from each other (only one manufacturer runs OS X). Apple making a more affordable laptop using a cheaper CPU simply hits a more accessible price point with no extra effort on their part and the same healthy margins they have now.It might not increase their profits much but I don't see why...
They've already implemented a working, elegant solution. It's easy to think a company like Apple could do the same but it all comes down to the staff they have to cover a particular area. Before they had MobileMe, it would be easy to suggest that they could do it themselves rather than buy the DropBox team but look how it turned out doing it in-house.Look at the features of Square's POS system, how long would it take Apple to build, test and deploy all...
It could run on ARM but none of the iOS software is designed to be used with a mouse. It works ok with a mouse as the iOS simulator demonstrates but if they can get a cheap enough Intel chip, the ARM chip doesn't offer much advantage.The only reasons to go with ARM are if they offer significantly better performance per dollar or performance per watt. This has been the case in the past but as time goes on, Intel's low power CPUs are becoming really good options and it saves...
I agree that Schiller's initial email sounded like they were worried but it's not appropriate for any ad agency to tell a company how to conduct itself, especially when those suggestions are based on 3rd party reports. He had every right to suggest marketing strategies but never to say they should stop suing people, sort out their workers in China, stop hoarding cash, look at making better products, give out incentives to sales staff and so on - the ad guy said the...
Mavericks added this kind of functionality and it was tested here:http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/os-x-10-9-brings-fast-but-choppy-thunderbolt-networking/It showed up as 10Gbps on the Thunderbolt 1 machine. The practical test showed a lot of overhead though and didn't get above 1.6Gbps."As Apple actually implemented Thunderbolt networking as Ethernet over Thunderbolt rather than IP over Thunderbolt, it's possible to add other Ethernet and Ethernet-like interfaces...
You can't manage bulk storage with an iPad, format drives, connect to USB peripherals, run all the productive software of OS X like Adobe Illustrator or XCode. These don't need huge amounts of performance and until an iPad can do that, a laptop will still be preferred.The Celeron 2955U is over $200 less than the CPU used in the $999 Air:http://ark.intel.com/products/75608/Intel-Celeron-Processor-2955U-2M-Cache-1_40-GHzIt's used in the Acer Aspire E1-532 and it scores like...
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