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Uber appears to be shaking things up with an initial bid of $3B.   Consortiums sometimes fall apart when shaken up too much. Time will tell.
Not at all.  I understand that Nokia Here data is in the Cloud "As A Service" and Apple Maps is designed to be able to swap map data providers like Google, Tomtom and/or Nokia Here in and out.  So it would be relatively easy.  Apple would probably want a copy of the data on it's own Cloud infrastructure and control updates to the map data.
It's really amazing what an iPhone can do. It can do so much more than your desktop PC or rack mount server. Go Apple, Go Go Go.
Car makers are partnering with Apple and ultimately, they will do what consumers want.  I think CarPlay is just the beginning of the relationship with car makers.The systems will allow for differentiation between various makes and models.Even after market companies can join in to retrofit older cars with the new Apple systems. Note that Fiat already uses a Beats by Dre audio system.  So technically the are already partnered with Apple.
"Intervention" by Apple in the automobile industry makes a lot more sense. It's better to have all car makers integrate Apple systems in every make/model than to make an entire Apple Car.   Apple can further intervene in the automobile industry like they are doing with CarPlay today and with ApplePay in the payment industry.   Today we have the CarPlay entertainment kit, tomorrow driver assistant kit, and then self-driving kit. Cars first, then airplanes, then space...
I think Apple could use part of Nokia Here but not the whole thing. Nokia Here is involved in a lot of businesses that Apple is not interested in. I think Apple is already far along with it's own Maps initiative and I am not sure how the Nokia Here Cloud model would fit into Apple's existing infrastructure and Strategy. Perhaps they can partner with one of the consortiums and get a perpetual license for raw map data. Time will tell.
Satellite transmissions?  They are toast!   ​These patents will be ruled invalid and then no one will pay them anything.
Shameless Samsung copying. Why don't they just smack an Apple logo on their devices and see they sell?
 About  3 to 4 minutes after 3 preorder started.It was scheduled for delivery between 4/24 - 5/8.So 4/30 is pretty good.
My stainless 42mm was delivered by UPS today. I actually missed it yesterday but got it today on the second delivery attempt. Sweet!
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