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I'm as big an Apple fan as anyone and found his spoof well done and hilarious. I had a good loud laugh and I was alone, which is a good measure of funny for me. I immediately watched it again and laughed again (but as always, keep your expectations low for best effect.) What amazes me is the surprising number of humorless commentators comedy critique poseurs here on AI. For Pete's sake, it's a spoof and Conan is a comedian. Get a life!
Nope. The cases and accessories, are designed in the US (or the "west") and the minimum necessary specs are shared with the designers so that quality accessories are ready on release day.The leaks mostly come out of China at the machining and manufacturing facilities from lower level employees.
No surprise. Captbilly has made my wall of shame with a single post (blocked.) Perhaps s/he is the sock puppet responsible for many of the other 30 or so UserNames on that list (99% of whom never post again by the time I block them.)
Move along. This guy's an idiot who is babbling about things he doesn't understand. He's acting as if iPads are comoditised chochkies. Next thing you know he'll suggest they offer iPods with Happy Meals.
Not only that, all Apple products hold their value extraordinarily well. It's trivial to sell your iPad1 online and essentially get a huge discount on your brand new iPad2. Can't do that with an Android product since they have no real value on the used market. Lot's of folks will be upgrading just for FaceTime capability.
Maybe I am more clueless than Munster, but let me just say: I lived there for several years (my first time in China was probably before you were born.) I did some post baccalaureate studies in China. As far as Chinese students etc., it's not terribly surprising. The best, hardest working students in China get to go to University, go abroad, etc. It's their way ahead. For Americans, getting an advanced degrees in the US is expensive, time consuming, and entails huge...
I hope you are right too. But actually Apple will make a ton of money in China even if they only sell to an extremely small portion of the population. My point is that most Foreigners visit Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai and then extrapolate their experience not only to the whole of those cities, but to the whole of China. It's a common error of the application of personal experience over hard facts and its hard to avoid. If someone is likely to spend a large portion of...
Indeed. Apple basically contributed a bit of iTunes software and got their feet wet in the mobile phone business (probably any design suggestions they made were met with chuckles and a condescending explanation of how, "it's not done that way with phones.") One only need recall Steve's introduction of the Rockr to know he detested it. I believe he damned it with faint praise, something like, "That's the Rockr, and it's pretty cool." I think that was the moment when the...
Munster and especially Huberty (100% of future growth!?) are crazy. So, China is populous. And so, China has a good number of affluent people. Munster and Huberty (like almost everyone else who has had only passing exposure to China) have not looked at the number of people who can actually afford an iPhone. Even with a Billion people I doubt Apple will expand in the mainland to more than 20 stores total in 8 to 10 cities. Not a small market, by any means, but greater...
Originally Posted by DougEEE The issue facing Google is getting their Android customers to actually buy apps. Their offering may sound good on the surface but if no one is buying then they are just wasting money following Apple around copying their business model.Clearly, island hermit, you are as confused as the "analysts" who created the report that you cite. The biggest of their many idiocies is the one you are apparently zeroing in on. When they show this...
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