From the company that off shored billions (~10B) to avoid its tax liability to subsidized dividends for corporate shareholders, I find this 'lobbying' by Tim Cook completely disingenuous.
The pot called the kettle black ....
Apple is using every loophole and trick known to Wall Street and leveraging offshore accounts to "pay every dollar they owe" which is very little. They used loopholes to pay dividends.
Now, I'm all for business and pro-business but this Apple corporate tax dodging highlights a big problem where average working people like me pay the most into the system
Apple is slipping at the moment - getting complacent with its success. It's UI has not fundamentally changed much since 2007. iPhone 5 was not much more than a stretched out 4s
Samsung will most likely sell more S4 than iPhone.
All maps are pretty much worthless as Japanese government restricts the export and use of its geo-information. All maps suck there except OSM maps which are created by Japanese citizens. So, to be fair to Apple, and Google, and Nokia/Navteq, they all lack. Why, do you live in Japan? Is that why it keeps you from updating your iPhone. If you do live in Japan, you do realize that Google Maps in Japan is also not too good either for same reason.
If you were Samsung, wouldn't you raise your prices 20% after Apple sued them for violating patents - some of them a little egregious
And Apple is looking at moving production to TSMC.
I would do this if I were Samsung