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While I don't have much knowledge of how much of that is true (I doubt that lobbying makes much of a dent in their profits), my impression is that the reason they can get by on slim-to-none profits is that they make their money (and big money at that) by playing the float to an unprecedented degree.Selling quickly while paying your suppliers later gives you "other people's money" to use, invest, etc. At the scales Amazon now works at, this generates ungodly piles of...
While Apple is no slam dunk for getting it right, to date there is no serious trend of wearables. The field isn't even to the nascent stage. Maybe a bit premature to be ringing the death bells?
No plans to sell mine. Works great, and they'll have to release new models to display ads.Well, I suppose they could download an update that displays ads, and at that point I would have to reconsider.It wouldn't be acceptable to me to have paid $250 for a device that suddenly violates most of what I bought it for (i.e. the aesthetic.)
The 'eye pain' is from being slugged by people who don't want morons recording everything.   -EDIT: I wasn't the first to suggest that. Well, great minds, and all that.
And I'll wager that a small percentage of even that third.even have the connection hooked up. I know that if my tv's IP connection was via the set's built in software, I'd never use it.
Oh, they always can fall back on Leo's never ending hurt feelings at being blackballed from Apple events for being a jerk.
Hmmm. Why does the tone of most of the panic stricken posts here and elsewhere on this subject remind me of the right wing's feelings about the president? What is similar?... What could it be?
Marco's a smart guy, but he doesn't seem to be able to put away his developer hat on this subject. He seems to be in the 'iPad is doomed' (or at least has peaked) crowd for some reason. 90% of people don't need direct access to the file system. I know that for people who live and breathe computers, that makes them 'morons'. Sorry, but they're the ones who pay the bills.For the other 10%, I'm sure that there will be an iPad Pro down the road that fits that niche need, but...
1) Show me what standard you're holding any other manufacturer to that is in any way similar, or who has come anywhere close to Apple. (And don't say 'Glass'... don't want my milk to shoot out of my nose.)2) Weren't the same critics who are currently counting iPad in the 'revolutionary' category the same ones who were calling it 'just a big iPad touch' when it came out?
"The perceived advantage of open software being inanely more secure..." Wonderfully apt misspelling.
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