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"while also holding that lower margins would destroy the company's profitability."   If you had 20% of dead mass in your body, it would probably kill you.   So why is it that Wall St. demands that Apple keep posting these ridiculous margins?   There's no upside here. If Apple's margins improve but marketshare slides, the stock will be punished. If the margins go down but they get more share, the stock will be punished.   All the while Apple stocks up cash...
LOLZ. Having used an X10 for the first time this weekend, I can say without hesitation that he's tilting at windmills. Long and short, the new X10 UI is a bag of hammers. Every app had a different UI, apparently designed at random. This wouldn't be so bad if they were 3rd party apps, but no, these were the out-of-the-box examples. I'm sorry to say this as a red-blooded Cannuck, but there's no hunt left in the BB dog.
Based on tagging, nah.   Maybe if Apple can automate that side of the system it might be useful.
  This is a software upgrade only. As long as the GPU has enough oomph. I suspect even the last rev does. Decoding is the easy part, for exactly that reason.   But even in that case, it's not clear Apple would want to use it. It would cut bandwidth, which would be great, but they'd have to roll it out across ALL of their platforms, and that doesn't seem likely. They could roll it out only on platforms that can handle it, but then they'd have to keep two copies of all...
Which is really no different than Windows or just about any Unix distro. My Windows Server is nothing more than Windows with some management apps and a few server preloads. If you can point to any substantive difference in model, I'll be surprised.   There are no "desktop" OS's any more, not since the NT kernel and OS X replaced earlier systems.
The more you tighten your grip, Balmer, the more systems will slip through your fingers
Is there a description of exactly what "eyes free" is? I can already play a song or make a call without looking at the phone. Is this anything more than integration with a button?
"Yes, yellow leather and 18 gauge thread (that's 120 for Europeans) wasn't the best idea." To be honest, this doesn't bother me so much. What does bother me is that they spent time doing this, rather than adding features or fixing bugs. Consider iOS's Podcasts app. Nice reel-to-reel UI, which I'm sure took someone a long time to develop. Sadly, they didn't spend that same amount of time making the app actually work. For instance, it periodically resets and claims that...
  New features? You're joking, right?   Or perhaps you are confusing new customers with existing ones?   You complained about churn, but unless that churn is *to* the iPhone then Google doesn't care. Right now, it seems like most of that churn is to Samsung, and I'm sure they like that just fine.
  Oh, absolutely... but I'm not concerned about Apple's sales, I'm concerned about the health of the Apple market. These two go hand in hand, don't get me wrong, but they're *not* the same.   But there's a fundamental difference between computers and, say, stereos. For stereos, you can sell dramatically overpriced gear as long as someone buys it and you keep your margins. That's because (generally) anyone can plug any bit of stereo into any other bit of stereo. So buying...
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