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iStore in India says that they are expecting only one phone to be launched in India. The 5C is supposedly exclusive to China Mobile, and will be a TD-LTE phone to be launched when the network is ready. It will not be launched elsewhere. Hence the "C". However, they also expect that Apple will drop prices of the flagship phone to $350 without contract for the base model, which will just be 8GB. The availability of this model will be severely restricted in the US and other...
The end is near - obviously Samsung cannot agree to some concessions in Europe and then do entirely different things elsewhere! Which means, Samsung cannot use counter-litigation as a defense against Apple. And considering how Apple is winning its litigation against Samsung, this is going to be a one-sided boxing match. The game is going to be over soon, and it is going to be bloody!
We are way pas the point where customers "need" to upgrade. Most people upgrade because their previous Macs are 4 years old, still serving them fine, but probably just want to catch up on things like iLife. Others are the compulsive adopters, who can never have enough I suppose. Soon Apple needs to take the price points on iMac lower. This is even more imperative because large "developer" markets like India other wise will just stick to the Mac Mini. Frankly, Mac Mini is...
We are an app developer based in India, and recently, were contacted by MS to find out why we were not interested in developing apps for Windows Phone, what it would take for us to build apps for Windows, etc.   The reasons we told them - the insignificant number of phones in the market, and therefore the insignificant monetization potential, the cost of development tools for Windows, the fact that these tools require Windows 8 Pro and cannot run on regular Windows...
  Well, don't bet on Apple never getting back into the server farm space. When Apple abandoned Xserve, Xserve wasn't doing too shabby. They were selling decently, and prices were also not much higher that alternatives. Even if the volumes were not that great, I don't think there was much sense in Apple completely terminating Xserve, at a time when Apple was becoming more relevant in the enterprise, because of iOS.   There is more to this story than the general public...
  We are beyond the era where $400 is considered as a cheap phone. Around $300 you can now get a phone with a quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 16 GB Flash, Full HD 1920x1080 display, 3000MAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 (Micromax Canvas 4 expected to launch at that price/specs tomorrow). Even Samsung is seeing considerable pressure from these second rung Android phones that have got the spec comparison covered. Secondly, the $400 phone would be too close to the flagship iPhone...
We develop apps for both iOS and Android, but predominantly targeting the Indian market. I think the metrics for developed markets are totally different from those on developing markets, and there needs to be a study that targets developing markets as well. We have realized that paid apps just do not sell, even at $1 per app. On the other hand, free apps with advertising do relatively well. We are seeing much better monetization on Android via advertising, than we are...
At the end of the day, the entire case rests on two things.   - One, Apple's insistence that Publishers can price the books at any price they wish, but Apple should be able to sell at the same prices as the lowest prices the  books are sold anywhere.   - Two, Apple's insistence that this be done with an agency model, where it keeps 30% of the sales price of the books.   By itself, these two are not illegal in any way, shape or form. However, it had some...
This is going to be an epic WWDC - signaling major shifts in Apple policies.   - Apple TV gets major upgrade with iOS7. Native Apps. Ad Overlay mechanism - so Apple can provide content for free, and place targeted ads on the device - both when video is playing, as well as by pausing video periodically and viewing ads. Connect to Apple TV with your iPhone, and iPhone will display options for you to interact with the video/ad playing currently - whether you want to...
Taxes are riddled with such issues, that several countries have faced. There have been several innovative solutions to these issues, and these solutions have also been implemented in a large number of countries, with phenomenal success. For whatever reasons, the US stubbornly refuses to adopt these new tax paradigms.   Take the case of VAT - taxing the value added at each stage is now considered to be the fairest and most reasonable form of sales tax, which avoids...
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