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The talk of specs always seems to creep in and it always misses the point about the Mac. Back in the early days, people made their own standards where there were none. AppleTalk, OSes without protected memory and user privileges, Quickdraw vs OpenGL, ADC vs VGA/DVI, all these things would change. The impact Apple made was in how people thought of computers. It wasn't about computation power or programmability, it was about how they would become life accessories. To the...
Over what period of time though? Corporation tax is only charged if this event doesn't take place within a financial year. If they did freely put all their yearly profits into the pockets of shareholders and employees, they wouldn't have to pay any corporation tax. The shareholders and employees would then be taxed on earnings in their financial year so single taxation.Corporation tax exists because incorporated companies are considered separate entities (...
They don't like to have seams in their products. Putting the components in the base would be like putting ~150W components into a Mac Mini and then they have to put the cabling through the hinge. The way it is now is pretty much the ultimate iMac design. I reckon the next big change will be to make it 4K/Retina/2160p. If the display prices don't drop quickly enough, the next iMac update could be a very weak update (Haswell refresh?) and might explain them holding back...
The blade SSDs have a custom shape so they only really work in Apple's machines, which is why you won't see many 3rd party versions. Apple has also switched to PCIe now instead of mSATA in the old one. The price is partly to do with the NAND. The cheaper SSDs now use things like TLC NAND.I don't think buying a used Apple one on eBay is a good idea. They are slower and will have some wear on them.One thing you might consider is upgrading the whole machine. Your machine...
It makes sense when you see one of the co-founders:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8721536/Paypal-founder-invests-in-floating-island-utopia.html"Peter Thiel, the billionaire Paypal founder and venture capitalist, has invested in a plan to create a floating island utopia that is not governed by the rules of any country.He said the island, in international waters, would initially be home to 270 people, but could grow to eventually support millions....
eBay as a whole only makes around $700m net profit per quarter and about half is from Paypal. Transaction fees are very small. They do have a lot of costs that Apple wouldn't necessarily have though and if Apple could get 4x the volume as well as push more into retail transactions than Paypal does, they could get maybe an extra $1-2b net income per quarter from it.Another interesting thing about Paypal that they put in their 10K:"Changes to payment card networks or bank...
Yeah, it's possible he wanted Paypal to be spun off into a company for purchasing either by him (he'd have to get other investors involved or just buy a controlling stake) or by Apple:http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20140126/BUSINESS/301260028/eBay-shuns-Icahn-moves-keep-PayPal-houseOne thing Paypal has going for it is they have an established infrastructure for businesses and online wallets (iTunes wallets are for Apple purchases) and the marketing is already out...
Can you write down at least one of the problems? They sell millions of these laptops and there haven't been reports of widespread issues.That's a different GPU, the 330M. Some people on Mavericks have seen issues. They suggest disabling automatic graphics switching:https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5493333?start=30&tstart=0
The pattern is they pretty much never drop their prices. It's only if components become cheaper or they replace old models with newer ones like the Retina MBP replacing the old MBP. The best way to get deals are through the refurb store:http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/macThere are some 2013 iMac models in there. They come with the same warranty as new ones but don't come with a new box.
For some reason, other people from Apple applied for a couple of similar patents in 2013:http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/157174/apple-wants-to-use-iphone-bluetooth-to-locate-interact-with-carsI don't know how they can't use accelerometer data alone. If you are in a car, the motion is perfectly horizontal at fast speeds. When you step out of a car, the phone is going to be moving very slowly and being bumped up and down as you walk at a slow speed. When the motion...
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