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Few points: - the gaming industry is a much easier industry for Apple to conquer compared to the mobile phone industry. - Apple already is a major player in this business. Not a new comer. - performance wise, A6X is probably already faster than the Cell processor in the PS3 - capable of 76 GFLOPS. - there is a large market for casual gaming and for simpler games with good visual appeal. - this will happen, no two ways about it. It is criminal that AppleTV does not...
We are about 3-4 months after the iPhone 5 was launched - and there is still talk of Foxconn working thru the Chinese New Year in February, to meet demand for Apple products!I agree there might be a case of potentially supplying more towards the latter half of an iPhone cycle - but don't you think the poor Foxconn employees deserve a break for 2-3 months? They started making iPhone 5 around June 2012 to stock up units for the launch. And they stay quite busy till atleast...
Fandroids can rejoice in these sort of numbers for a short while, but these numbers mean nothing, for the following reasons. - Apple marketshare is probably about 2/3rd of Android marketshare, but in terms of quality, Apple easily dominates the top end of the market - the people with cash to spend, and willingness to spend it. - These numbers refer to installed base - and after the launch of iPhone 5, the momentum has decisively shifted in favor of Apple. - Even though...
  Lies, damned lies, and statistics. You have a figure that clearly shows Google's TAC has ballooned by over $2B EACH quarter over 6 years. But you chose not to look at how much that figure has increased, and instead focus on the fact that the figure is a lower % of revenue. Did it ever occur to you, that between 2006 and 2012, Google has launched a couple of small projects called Chrome and Android - and these two play a fairly significant part in Google's revenues. And...
  So you decide on the veracity of someone's posts by whether they are "obviously angry", or whether they are "even handed"? By that token, when Jobs made that Thermo nuclear statement, he must have been lying through his teeth?   And regarding "obvious anger", can you refute any of the "opinions" I made in that post? Or is it that it was too spot on, and you could not refute it - so you just decided to play the "just an opinion" card?   And the best part of the whole...
  This Macquarie analyst has it completely wrong. This is not how Traffic Acquisition costs work at Google. It is not that Google pays Apple some percentage of the revenue that accrues because of Apple. Google's entire Traffic Acquisition costs consists of 2 components - One large annual payment to Apple, and another sizable annual payment to the Mozilla Foundation. And a few insignificant payments to a few other ecosystems. None of these payments are related to actual...
The only part of what you are saying that I agree with, is the part about Android not originally targeting Apple.   Android originally targeted not Microsoft, but Blackberry. The only player that was worth targeting back then, in the mobile space, was Blackberry.   The very origin of the word Google (based on a play on Googol), and the motto "Don't be Evil", is a very clear indication of Google's ultimate ambition. Normal companies don't go around proclaiming that they...
Unfortunately, I cannot give a source for the $2.5B figure :-)   Regarding the reasons why Google Maps never got updated on the iPhone, people say a lot of things - like Apple built the app, and Apple was lazy to update it, Google wanted lot of data about users which Apple did not want to give, etc. Denying Turn by turn from the iPhone has nothing to do with collecting info from users. The moment the user enters the Source and Destination, Google obviously has all the...
There is a lot more to this story than meets the eye at first glance. When the full picture comes out, people will realize that this has nothing to do with Maps. This entire story is about Search.   When the iPhone first launched, Google was paying Apple $100M to be the default search provider on the iPhone. About 2 years back, when relationship between Apple and Google soured, Apple upped the amount to $1B - and Google had no choice but to pony up. This was a whole...
No charity here. Apple news attracts visitors. If iFixit stopped talking about Apple just because Apple makes tough to tear apart products, their site would be less relevant by a mile!
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