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  Are you jesting us? Have you forgotten the performance of the original iPhone address book? If you had more than a couple dozen contacts it slowed to a crawl. Have you forgotten the spinning beachball of death, present in the MacOS X finder for nearly a decade? Have you forgotten the time required for the iPhone to get a GPS lock up until the iPhone 3GS? Did you never use AppleTV, with its performance problems? Have you forgotten the original iPod, with its atrocious...
  Hmm, have you forgotten Snow Leopard already? An OS release which main function was to remove bloat and increase the performance of MacOS X.
What have you read? Mainly appleinsider?   It is generally true that judges have a better understanding of technology, than nerds have of the law.   And it goes without saying that Posner has a better understanding of the law than anyone commenting on this thread.
  Romney's tax rate is a result of the lower tax rate applied to capital gains, not overseas tax shelters.   But your larger point is valid. That anybody (or any company) who follows the law should not be lambasted for following the laws. It's particularly rich when the complaint comes from a member of congress. The body solely responsible for the ridiculously complex structure of our tax system.
An updated version of the Apple Battery Charger. That line is overdue for a refresh.
No offense to Apple, but they're following here, not leading.
Of course you're right. As an Apple customer and shareholder, though, this bums me out because I personally don't want to frequent businesses that behave this way, and I suspect that some portion of the population agrees with me. I certainly recognize their right to do it. But it will cause me to take my business elsewhere.
I think Apple has shown that there are margins available in even cutthroat businesses for exceptional products. PCs operate on razor thin margins, but the margins on Macs are quite good. LCD monitors have razor thin margins, but the Apple Cinema Display has great margins. Just about the only company making good money on smartphones is Apple. I think it would be more correct to say that the margins on commoditized TVs is low. By differentiating itself, Apple could probably...
Agreed that it's an extraordinary accomplishment, but your example (Ford) puts things in perspective. For many, many years Ford has had the best selling vehicle in the US (Ford F-150). Yet what percentage of cars on the road are F-150s? Clearly "best selling product" and "overall marketshare" are very different things. While celebrating the iPhone's success, it's important to keep that difference in mind.
As an Apple stockholder, I think this is great news. But another way to read the headline is: Apple customers pay far more beyond above unit cost than customers of competitive phones. Nothing inherently wrong with that, just pointing out that most of us are Apple customers. Why would a consumer celebrate the profit generated at his expense?
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