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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!
Ultimately, this is probably the best outcome for Apple. If HTC terms are reasonable, jury will probably hold against Samsung for not agreeing to similar terms. If HTC terms are unreasonable, Samsung doesn't gain anything from revealing those terms - probably again hurt them because of existing precedent that a competitor agrees to Apple's terms. The other aspect is that this shows Apple in good light as being ready to negotiate and settle. Before this, even hardcore...
At some point, Apple should release an iOS Server Edition on Apple TV - with support for basic server functionality like Web Server, Mail Server, Domain Server, etc. And if they can figure out how to hook up Thunderbolt drives to the Apple TV, they can offer this as a full blown server - this is not all that improbable because 1080p over HDMI is close to Thunderbolt in terms of speeds and load on processor. (1920 * 1080 pixels/frame * 30 frames/second * 24 bits/pixel =...
More than anything else, this yacht symbolizes a very powerful and motivating philosophy. That one should derive passion and enjoyment out of the journey itself, rather than just at the destination. Jobs knew that there was a good chance he would never live to see the yacht completed, but still went ahead with the process - and had fun with the process itself. There are many of us lesser mortals who could probably benefit from this philosophy. Not just in the face of...
Remember, this is Tim Cook's Apple. The guy is a logistics genius, and the best way for him to show off his logistics skills is to cut price dramatically and STILL retain 30% margins. For the iPad 3, I don't think anyone in their right mind expected Apple to offer a Retina display at the same price point as the iPad 2!   Apple will likely offer a $250 price point for 16GB iPad Mini, but that $250 will include $50 in free apps or music from the iTunes / App store....
Apple could still be on target to sell 10M by the end of Apple's fiscal year on 29th September. Remember, Apple has purchased so much air freight capacity going out to the first week of October, that it has pushed up air freight rates for everyone else. This is going to be a blockbuster every way you look at it. In terms of Sales, Revenues, and even in terms of shutting out the Galaxy S3 once again. Anyone notice how Samsung has dropped prices of the S3 dramatically soon...
Pity Apple cares so much for form over function. Instead of 18% thinner and 20 gms lighter, if they halved those numbers and doubled battery life, that would be something. Going through these comments makes one thing clear. No one cares for thinner or lighter beyond a point. I think 4S already was too thin. Apple missed some serious wow by actually having a slightly thicker iPhone 5, double bettery life, and a much better camera (cos of increased space available). Or...
Good catch - no, though I would like to believe I thought of that one before!!
This offer could come back to bite Apple.   Firstly, offering 20% discount for cross licensing Samsung's patents means that the value of Samsung's patents is set at approximately $6 to $8 per device - a lot higher than the numbers Apple is offering now.   Secondly, it looks like these numbers could be looked at as being way too high - remember, Samsung prices its devices about 15-20% cheaper than Apple - so a $30 fee could be as high as 7-8% of the device...
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