Originally Posted by binarystar
Really? Was the Macintosh not a blatant ripoff of the Star?
No way. I used to use the Xerox Star and it was nicer (and quite different) than the early Macs. For one thing, it had a nice big...
Originally Posted by Applecation
The first thought I had with this article was "Samsung". They make some great products.
Exactly. A friend of mine heard about how Samsung makes great TVs and bought one. But she...
Originally Posted by solipsism
I think Chinas smallest carrier China Unicom would make the most sense for a CDMA/CDM2000 device for the next addition outside the country.
You mean China Telecom (中国电信).
Originally Posted by apple-ecosystems
Just consider this additional point, there are only four official Apple (Retail) Stores in China. And yet, Apple's revenue for the last quarter that could be attributed to China was more than...
Originally Posted by h.rav
Here in Beiijing, the Airs are selling like hotcakes. I was also surprised to see how frequent the Airs are seen in the public.
Yes, having an Apple is a status symbol in China,...
Originally Posted by christopher126
Most CEO's and their executive teams are idiots. Perfect example is Verizon's CEO who passed on the iPhone. What a tool.
Cingular's CEO (AKA Mr. Notecard) didn't seem to be the sharpest tool...
Originally Posted by crustyjusty
Are the plans cheaper in China, such that the phone truly is the overriding financial burden?
I pay US$7 a month for my iPhone plan (套餐) in China. That gives me 150MB of data (and...
I _may_ go for this. If any news source can charge this amount for access, it's the NY Times. I'm now so used to the NYT app (buggy as it is) that I actually prefer it to reading a physical paper, with all its page- (and in the case of...
Originally Posted by enjourni
it's ridiculously stupid to tap-tap-tap-tap to close all background applications.
People seem to be under the delusion that removing an app from the task list closes the app. It does not. It just...