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That's certainly what Verizon will argue, but in my experience it won't fly. The judge will see the line for what it is in the context of the ad -- purposely misleading.Anyhow, we'll know the decision soon enough...
That's not quite true. One can certainly monitor e-mail with little or no problems. The web is much slower (my only experience is traveling around the country with 3G versus EDGE on an iPhone), but it's still there. You don't need to exaggerate to make your point.
It's not about the maps. It's about what Verizon is saying about the maps. One of the elves in an ad I saw last night says something like "Good luck browsing the web and checking e-mail with that [map]" -- the clear message is that if you live in the white areas, you can't browse the web and check e-mail. That's misleading and the judge will put a stop to it. But I'd be very surprised if the map comparison itself is curtailed. Verizon only has to change one line of the...
Those are coming, in the TV ads. There's a list of the configurations they'll be using here:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/choosepc/allaround/ The larger problem with the campaign is that it is contrived.
Yes -- he's making a false comparison. XP was current until January 2007 (when Vista was released to consumers). So he should be comparing XP to Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. All machines that can run 10.1 can also run 10.4. Can all machines that can run the original XP release from 2001 also run XP SP3? [Not a rhetorical question -- I don't actually know the answer.]
These ads are taking advantage of the fact Apple only competes at certain price points. So a consumer says, "Okay, I want to buy a laptop. I have $1500/$2000/$2500 to spend." The fact is that the MacBook is very competitive at those price points, especially when tangibles like industrial design and Mac OS X are factored in. [In other words, when you don't ignore quality -- as this ad campaign must to be effective -- and you start competing against the best PC hardware...
This seems to be the list of machines they will be using in the ads during the campaign: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/choosepc/allaround/ All of the configurations featured in the NY Times ad are there, along with the one from the first television ad. The prices/configurations are as of February 18.
Here are the comparisons being made in today's front-page "slot machine" ad in the New York Times online: http://nytimes.com/ MBP 17" $2799 -- Lenovo Y730 $1499 MBP 15" $2499 -- Asus G50Vt-A2 $1899 MB 13" $1299 -- Dell Studio 15 $1099, Lenovo Y530 $1029, Dell Studio XPS 13 $1099, Toshiba U400 $729 MB 13" $999 -- Toshiba A305 $629, Acer Aspire 5735 $499 The above comparisons are somewhat more fair than the one in the television ad (which is based on a lie about screen...
The idiocy of the patent's approval aside, the model depicted does not really depict what Apple is doing. They are both the web content dealer and the retail store. There is no transaction taking place for the access keys before the retail sales. The Driessens' patent isn't about a gift card for a specific product. I mean, there must be hundreds of examples from before their application in 2000. So the patent is for something else. I guess that would be the model of a...
I think it just means that the particular build they're handing out at the conference is not going to be widely distributed. That is, it's basically just a demo build -- I somehow got the impression during the keynote presentation that the WWDC build is at least two weeks old (basically the time they had to prepare the presentation). So Apple's internal builds must be further along. I'll bet the usual (main) channels get a more current build within a week.
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