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 VW is a company. Brands OWNED by that company are: VW, Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, Bugatti, SEAT, Skoda, Ducati, Bentley, Scania, MAN.BMW as a company owns merely BMW, Mini, and Rolls Royce, but I think they don't even get to use Rolls Royce engines anymore, because they just bought the car brand, not the engine business, which is why e.g. Rolls Royce jet engines are NOT BMW products.Audi competes with and surpasses BMW in just about every aspect, except for...
This is the logical consequence of Apple being too closed. Does anyone think the car companies want to be owned by Apple like the mobile carriers or the record labels are? Does anyone wonder why the rumored AppleTV still isn't a real product? It's all the same: just like Microsoft in the past, Apple doesn't enter into real partnerships, but aims to make any partner the underdog and dictate to them the terms. When you start your Audi, Audi wants you to see an Audi logo, not...
Apple has all of OSX running on ARM, and all of iOS on Intel, just like they used to have it running on PPC and x86.Further iOS and OSX have the identical core OS called Darwin, and the same core foundation libraries.80-90% of the code is probably identical, except one has CocoaUI and the other CocoaTouchUI which can be merged into a single context sensitive version of Cocoa; anyone ever giving a thought why Apple is pushing constraint based auto layout of apps? Because...
There's a difference between failed concept and failed execution.There were windows tablets long before the iPad, by your logic apple should never have made an iPad because the tablet concept already was proven a failure.Glad you don't run Apple...Properly executed there is no need for any compromise, it's just that you lack the ability to think creatively enough, just as if you were an M$ employee...
What moron doesn't get that iOS and OSX are both the same OS called Darwin wrapped in a different GUI?GUIs can dynamically change, just as the OS can dynamically deal with adding a second monitor or the screen going from landscape to portrait orientation:Open windows get redecorated with different UI elements, menu bar (dis)apprears, etc. happens faster than you can think once the screen gets (un)docked in/from a keyboard.
Touch optimized OS X is called iOS; they both have the same OS underneath slightly different UIs.No problem to have Universal apps that besides an iPhone and iPad touch mode have a desktop/keyboard mode; e.g the core engine of Pages is the same everywhere only the UI has to switch between desktop and touch mode depending on device setup/status.Totally doable without sacrificing the user experience, just like the same app can switch between iPad and iPhone modes.
 Piracy is *a* reason, out of many. But that's not the question, the question is, is it the main reason (NO), and further, what effect does whatever piracy there is have on the health of the market (MINOR), and is preventing jailbreaking an effective way of stopping piracy (NO).  Let me rephrase your points to air travel: #1: blowing up air planes is a reason for people to book a flight#2: I thus prefer that nobody travels by airplane So yes, there are terrorists who book...
 No software gains more privilege through jailbreaking, the USER gains more privilege. Apps can't magically access all files due to a jailbreak. A user can choose to install a privileged app to do special things that require that privilege, but that's not what happens with apps by default.So unless you consider the user a security risk......but I don't want to be protected from myself; I want to be protected from others, and a jailbreak doesn't alter anything in that last...
 Violating a contract in its substantial terms is potentially illegal, however if the terms don't violate common decency.How often do you read EULAs? Say Apple slips a line in there by means of which you agree to become a corporate slave. Would you really adhere to that just because you clicked the "Agree" button? Would you really believe the law would uphold such a clause?There's a reason why there is a clear exemption from the DMCA provisions for jailbreaking, because in...
Mandela should give up, too, he'll never end apartheid......oh, he's dead, and no more apartheid.GIVING UP IS NEVER AN OPTION! FU
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