After more than a decade with AT&T, I am switching to Virgin Mobile. Instead of $70 I'll be paying $40/iPhone. I calculate a savings of about $1500 over the next 2 years. I can deal with having the 4S for another year or two.
This is also the reason it has taken them so long to refresh the Mac Pro...because they had to redesign it in such a way that it can be manufactured here in the U.S.A. The design will also probably lend itself to be built mostly by robots.
Every year Apple should release a new Mac Pro, a single, top of the line model.
Apple should then continue to sell the previous years models as a lower priced option.
This would would make them much more enterprise friendly.
Enterprise customers love predictable upgrade cycles and standardized configurations.
They also love being able to buy the same machine they bought 2 years ago and having fewer varying models.
2015 Mac Pro $3000
2014 Mac Pro...
Samsung customizes Android with its Touchwiz UI layer. Facebook will likely do the same thing. If you want deep Facebook integration on your smartphone you have to get the Facebook phone. The Facebook.app will be available on Android and iOS but will not be as integrated.
Apple and Samsung have been dominating mobile. Facebook wants a piece of the action. HTC will manufacture the phone but it will be sold by Facebook. They also have the advertising muscle to make it popular.
The pebble website claims:
Load apps using Bluetooth
144 x 168 pixel display black and white e-paper
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR and 4.0 (Low Energy)
3 axis accelerometer with gesture detection
Distribute apps via Pebble watchapp store
VirnetX is a patent troll or "holding corporation" as they like to call themselves. This is not a real company with engineers and scientists and actual products. They have 13 employees and a lot of patents and lawyers. They are located on Lake Tahoe in Nevada just a few miles from the California border.
Their current market cap is 1.8 Billion. So Apple could buy them but unless Apple wants to become a patent troll and go after others, it is probably a lot cheaper to...