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They do that now with their products.  Return customers is how they make a lot of their money, as well as other companies doing the same thing. Customer retention is important to companies.  Browse eBay and look how many relatively new Apple products are for sale by people who bought the latest release each year.  Apple makes tons of cash from people buying new iPhones every two years.  You can expect the same with the Apple Watch.
Yes it was.  Every year from 2001 to 2010, there was a new model iPod.  Then in 2012 was the final generation of the iPod.  The original, the dock connector model, the click-wheel models, the photo models, the video models, various sizes, and then multiple spin-off models: mini, shuffle, nano, touch.  I don't think they are considering the Apple Watch as a hobby like AppleTV, so you can expect new models every year, just like the iPhone and iPad.
Are you sure about that?  Look how many people bought the iPad 1 and Apple quickly killed that off making it obsolete, both in hardware and software.  Even the iPhone 3GS could run iOS 6 and the iPhone 4 could run iOS 7, but not the original iPad.  Apple crippled it at iOS 5.1.1, when it was capable of running iOS 7 with the A4 CPU.   I would expect many to wait for a version 2 of the Apple Watch, especially since the first generation has lower than expected battery life...
My point was made, the iMac Retina cannot drive an external 4K (or 5K) display.  It can only drive a standard resolution display.  The Mac Pro can drive a 4K display using its Thunderbolt 2 ports, but the iMac retina cannot.  A limitation of the iMac retina, in case someone would think it can do 4K external displays.  It cannot even do Target Display Mode.
You need to shop around.  Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SATA-III SSD for only $428 at Amazon.  Far better than a Fusion Drive and far less than you are trying to claim with "prohibitively expensive" SSDs.  They are not as expensive as you think they are.  Granted, Apple screwed the pooch with the 2012 iMacs by sealing them with glue, preventing an easy drive swap (or making it quite difficult).  Apple now has lowered the cost of the flash memory with the retina iMac, but oddly...
You mean to say DisplayPort 1.2, which is supported by Thunderbolt, does not have enough bandwidth.  The iMac will need to support DisplayPort 1.3 for ultra high res displays.  That is why Apple had to build their own controller for the internal display in the retina iMac.  The Mac Pro has Thunderbolt 2 ports, and can drive 4K displays, but they also have the FirePro cards which are capable of doing it.
No, it cannot.  The new retina iMac no longer supports Target Display Mode.  
Now if you want to read a real review of the retina iMac, hop over to ArsTechnica, where they actually tested the iMac.  This review is nothing but turning it on and saying it looks pretty....they fail to mention a few limitations that might be important to some users.  The retina iMac does not support Target Display Mode, and it cannot drive external 4K displays, even though it has the power to run an internal 5K display.  The limitation is the DisplayPort 1.2 standard....
Not all apps and developers have their apps in the AppStore.  Some apps are crippled because of Apple's sandbox requirements, and therefore, offer the full-featured app at the developer site.  A perfect example is the very popular, GraphicConverter.  The App Store version is crippled due to Apple's requirements, so most buy the full-featured version directly from the developer.  From the developer's site: The Mac App Store version has some restrictions due the Apple...
You still cannot read.  He gave Apple notice two weeks ago once it was discovered, and he won't reveal how the exploit works until January.  This gives Apple 90 days to issue a patch before anyone knows how it works. "In a security context, "responsible disclosure" generally means that researchers who discover a serious flaw will notify the software vendor with details at least 90 days before publicly disclosing how the flaw actually works and how it can be exploited,...
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