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Unlike most other Company where there environmental effort and show off are more like an extra budget from Marketing Campaign,    I do believe Apple generally do care. and do give a damn.
We have always knew Next Gen TB will get double the speed with PCI-E 4.0, but the confirmation of using Skylake basically means there wont be PCI-E 4.0 on Broadwell Xeon.   And what's the big deal about backward compatibility? Getting a thinner connector with faster speed and 100W power delivery is a major innovation. One that i hope will be future proof when 4K is mainstream and the pros moving to 8K.   The only thing i want is rather this come sooner rather then later.
1. Haswell EP is coming in late this year. Which may feature an native 12 Core Die. And as we move to 14nm next year, We may even get a native 16 Core Broadwell EP as well. So no, i dont see the need for a 2 Socket version.   2. With Haswell EP you get to use DDR4, which will allow double the memory capacity. And you could even get 128GB per DIMM. So no, you dont need 8 DIMM at all.   The biggest Short coming of Mac Pro is amount of PCI-E lane. Which i dont see Intel...
I personally dont think 5" is a Phablet, But 5.5" certainly is or 6".   But then by Apple standard anything larger then 4" propberly isn't a Phone but Phablet as well.   May be what Tim Cook said about any reasonable person would think of it as a new category would actually be an iPod with Phone capability. Hence the 4.7" and 5.5" Screen Size. 
 Those are pretty good results, you cant expect super fast Desktop SSD or Top End SD card performance. Power consumption matters. And if you take those into account NAND inside our phone has actually gotten 2 - 3 times faster in the past 4 - 5 years. Yes, TSV NAND with Controller will come soon. Those will be small and fast. But i dont have any power usage information. And Apple cares about it much more then performance.
Oh for pete sake. Yes Most analysts are dump. But what is being said here is certainly not.   Yes, designing the baseband isn't harder then CPU. But it certainly is another area with its sets of engineering challenges that has many different trade off compare to CPU or even GPU. But do remember Apple did not design its CPU / GPU from scratch. Those were IPs bought and they made custom design to it. So yes, if they decide to make one from scratch it certainly is...
I really like AI highlight that part. Was it a joke because i find it funny. :D  Apple 2013 App Store Sales Top 10 Billion. Secure payment system its an hard thing to do worldwide. I dont think Apple is quite up to the task yet.
 No, HTC One metal casing were from mold as well. So it doesn't have to be Liquid Metal.
Because Memory today uses far less power then 4 - 5 years ago? Honestly, technology continue to improve, but price and storage density isn't the only thing that matters. The NAND within your phone has gotten faster. The Memory in iPhone has been using lower and lower power in the pass three generation. All these prices would have drop so much if our Battery Tech get a sudden 10x jump.  But reality is we dont have anything on roadmap that sees substantial battery...
If, Apple decided to put Sapphire ( expensive ) and Liquid Metal Body, then there could be a rise of at least $20-$25 BOM.    But both seems so far away from mass production I dont see these as the reason to rise price.   The most likely thing I say, would be Apple decide to drop 16GB from its Flagship Model. So iPhone 6 will start at 32GB.   And if you want 16GB you will have to choose the mid / lower tier.
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