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I expect that the next MacBook Pro will have most or all of these features which the MacBook Air does not have: - 25 to 35W CPUs - discreet graphics - two (rather than one) SSD slots - Ethernet port - Full-speed Thunderbolt port - HiDPI display - HD webcam - 10 hour battery - 8GB RAM BTO option
You're entitled to your opinion, but the sales data show the contrary. As a shareholder, I trust that Apple are putting more faith in the sales data than in your opinions about what customers want. I hope Apple continue to shift product design away from the "expandability" model of the PeeCee toward the integration model of consumer electronics.
Then we would have an even worse global overpopulation problem, faster deforestation, and an even worse environmental disaster. No thank you. People who cannot feed themselves should not be breeding.
3% of earnings (profits). I think paying a dividend is a bad idea. If Apple want to return cash to shareholders, a buyback program would be better. I'd rather see Apple buy Microsoft, keep the Mac Business Unit and all the intellectual property, continue selling the software already on the market, and shut down MS Windows development, Windows Mobile, Xbox, etc. as they stop generating revenue.
Google's position comes close to evil. I'm not sure there is a fair and reasonable way to standardize licensing fees for FRAND patents, but opposition to the other two parts of the proposal, transparency and the bar on injunctions, is very evil.
Porting an OS to a different processor architecture is a great way to find existing bugs in low-level OS code. With the resources available to Apple, they would be nuts if they were not routinely porting OS X to every processor architecture (even including some no longer shipping like PA RISC) with each major OS X release i.e. about every second year. The above is an ideal project to give to a new hire because while important, it has little urgency and the consequences...
I agree. That's bold extrapolation, but it's plausible. If true, that probably means Apple selling about 300 million iPads in 2017.
Kent State, Waco, etc. don't justify boycotting American firms any more than similar incidents in China justify boycotting Chinese firms.
Rubbish. Working conditions in US factories were improving at a faster rate in the late 19th century and very early 20th century before the legalization of unions. The introduction of unions in the US put the brakes on and dramatically slowed down the rate of improvement in factory working conditions. The unions were corrupt and controlled by the mafia before the first strike. Unions have never been anything other than a protection racket, sucking union dues from the...
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