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  There's also the matter of Samsung's tone deaf notion of demographics, which we've seen before.  That office ad feature a no-nonsense, get work done dude vs. a bubble headed "let's play games" gal who proves to be a scheming bitch, but who then gets her comeuppance when the dudes go off to their boys only treehouse while ordering the girl to stay behind and do the scut work.    Think the average woman working in an office is going to be impressed by this scenario?  It...
  Patent and trademark litigation are different things entirely from breach of contract, with the former being a highly volatile crapshoot dependent on subjective readings of ambiguous design and functionality cues (not to mention a thicket of poorly written law), and the latter being pretty cut and dried.   If Samsung has contractual obligations to deliver x amount of product (and why would we imagine that they don't? What kind of manufacturing supply contract doesn't...
  While Apple certainly has had its share of challenges over the last year or so, I think you're overstating the scope of their difficulties.  Supplier transitions are nothing new, and Apple has shown itself to be particularly adept at same-- consider the Intel transition, or various component swaps that you're not even aware of, since they were pulled off without incident.   Product leaks are an inevitable consequence of a vastly expanded Apple production chain.  The...
  No, it's low altitude flyover photography from multiple angles coupled with very high resolution elevation data  and C3's proprietary mapping algorithms.  They were claiming 6" resolution before Apple acquired them, looks like there's further tweaking to be done to hit that mark-- but my guess is that Flyover images are going to improve markedly over the next year, without the user having to do anything.   In general, while the Maps debacle is a black eye for Apple...
  This is the new "Apple wants to patent rounded rectangles", right?  Is there some kind of secret website that feeds Apple trolls their talking points, so they can all stay on the same page?  And does it have a big banner at the top of the page that says "NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES PEOPLE EXPLAIN HOW STUPID AND WRONG YOU ARE, JUST KEEP SAYING IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN"?   Because friend?  It's unbelievably tedious.  
  Really no different from the self serve checkout lanes that exist now.  If you were planning to steal something, you can just move it past the scan station station without logging it.  And then, just like with the iPhone system, the store has other security measures in place.
  So true.  Every single Apple product release, and we get the same "knowledgable information" from someone who has "checked the supply chain",  and their tales of various delays, constraints, problems cropping up, etc. That or some kind of internal crisis at Apple, or a bunch of features that never materialize so that everyone can talk about how Apple really "dropped the ball" by failing to "manage expectations."   At this point I just ignore the rumors.  It used to be...
  And a lot of that comes down a small, vocal minority which believes that "control" is the very worst thing in the world and that anything that bloodies Apple's nose is a victory for "openness."   I mean, at this point they probably barely think it through, since this attitude is encrusted in layers of generational Apple animosity, sort of like the unconsidered politics of resentment.  So you get a heady admixture of Apple making "toys" for "non-tech savy" "elitists" and...
  When Apple wants to own a segment they find ways to hit a price point.  For instance, you wouldn't think that a MacBook Air would be significantly cheaper to manufacture than a 15" MacBook Pro, but the base model comes in at $500 less.
  But the same argument is often made for why no one needs an Air-- that a MacBook Pro is hardly a huge burden, that if you have a problem carrying around an extra 2 lbs you should probably hit the gym, etc.   But the difference between an Air and a MacBook-- its weight in a bag, how easy it is to use in a cramped situation-- is significant.   When it comes to something you hold in your hand for extended periods, a few ounces and a few inches can make a real difference....
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