Please don't reinforce analysts' self-aggrandizing language. When companies' results differ from analysts forecasts, it's the latter, not the former that missed. iPad did not miss, analysts' forecasts missed.
"Additionally, the best GPUs among Android products were often seeing the fewest sales, because licensees were achieving volume sales with cheap products. That forced Google and its partners to optimize for the lowest common denominator while higher quality options were failing to achieve enough sales to warrant further development."
This is what a race to the bottom looks like from the engineering trenches. Good luck attracting the smartest, most creative engineers...
Apple buys companies that can improve their (Apple's) technology. They don't buy companies with inferior tech. Given that Apple seems to have a better chip design crew than Qualcomm's, why buy Qualcomm? Need anymore reasons?
People who are into watches, a lot of them own more than one. So switching off watches regularly + auto-synching across all watches goes a lot towards negating (some of) the battery capacity problem. Companies who sell watches, all of them have several models. I expect Apple will not limit its watch models to what we see now. It' a common mistake for people to assume that their idiosyncratic circumstances and preferences is representative of everyone else's.
Agree. The fingerprint file should never ever leave the secure enclave of the phone, much less be trafficked in the cloud where who knows? some enterprising smart fellow might snatch it and steal your verified digital identity.
The same sentiment has been expressed about tablet computers before the iPad came out. Bottomline, we just don't know how the AppleWatch will do. Just like nobody really knew how the iPad would be received by the market. Not even Apple.
You guys need to get out of the nerdy-utilitarian mindset on the Watch. This doesn't operate on the iPhone model. A lot of people who wear watches own several of them. It's a fashion item; people wear the watch to match the mood or outfit. And like other fashion items such as shoes, jewelry, accessories, posh dresses, etc., a lot of people own more than one.
That's a good strategy if Apple isn't hard-pressed to keep up with demand. From everything I've heard and read, the main obstacle to Apple's sales growth comes from the supply side --they can't just make enough of them fast enough to satisfy demand.