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The actual cost of a physical book is less than you think. For the average hardback, think $3-$4. The rest is book production costs (art, editing, etc.), advertising and promotion, author's royalties, publisher's profit, and retailer's profit. And ebook prices ARE much lower, typically 40% to half the cost of the hardback. But today we're also used to retailers marking bestselling hardbacks down 30-40% as loss leaders, which makes it seem like the ebook price is the same,...
That's why I mentioned the WiFi aspect. My printer is WiFi enabled, my computer's speakers that I use for music are connected to an AirPort, and my daily backups all go to a Time Capsule. It's pretty hard to be more neat and orderly than by eliminating the rats nest of USB and audio cables streaming to and from your computer altogether...
Guess you're going to keep waiting, then, 'cause Apple is never going to do it. Especially that Thunderbolt is here. Expansion is done by adding new functionality via a TB chain or Cinema Display monitor's ports, or via WiFi for speakers, printing, Time Capsule backups, and so on. A box with extra slots and bays? Really?
iPhones eat iPod sales. iPads eat MacBook sales. But it's better to cannibalize your own sales than let someone else do it. That's a lesson that DEC, Compaq, and many, many others never learned.
First, it would be nice if it worked more often. About 30% of the time I get the "unable to connect to my server" message. For Siri to make an impact, it has to be available. Otherwise, I don't think people are going to keep trying to use it. Second, more databases, sure, but I'd also like it to do more with my phone. Especially toggling settings that are tucked away. Would love to be able to say, "Turn on my personal hotspot." Or, "Disable Bluetooth."
I think it lists upgrades with every version, including faster and better battery life each time. It's just that the major redesigns seem to hit during the even years (and mid-contract starting with the 3G), with internal upgrades alternating during the odd years.
This site gives some insight into the iPhone upgrade cycles. http://www.iSights.org/2011/10/the-i...ade-cycle.html Basically, there are major cycles and minor cycles, with the major cycles rather strategically placed during the middle of the contract period. In that way Apple tries to entice people to upgrade mid-cycle.
I think someone else above nailed it: The funeral will overlap their marketing message, so they moved it.
Out of respect? Google, maybe. But Samsung? And an event that's still a week away? Odd. Maybe the Ice Cream is still a little soft.... Or, more likely, they don't want to be seen as attempting to trash Steve and his creations so close to his death. Whatever it is, there's a business decision behind it.
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