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If I want to listen to music in the most convenient way, I'll use Spotify. If I want to own and keep an album, I'll buy the CD off Amazon (especially now that you get the mp3s immediately with AutoRip).   iTunes music sits in the middle, having neither the convenience of Spotify or the sense of owning a physical product like Amazon.
I've got an iPad 4 and I don't see me upgrading any time soon. It works just fine.    I'd upgrade to a larger iPad if one came out though.
Bose's noise cancelling technology is great but the audio quality of their headphones stinks for the price. I don't think that this is a great loss to consumers.
I'm surprised that Apple haven't completely phased out HDDs yet. It must be one of the bulkiest and least reliable components in an iMac.
 Socialised health care is more efficient. Nothing is free but some things are cheaper than others.
Basing your economic strategy solely on being the country with the lowest business taxes is a losing strategy. It's a race to the bottom that will only attract parasitic companies.   Having said that, Ireland has more going for it than just a low tax rate. It has an abundance of well-educated native English speakers.
I know that it's likely to be a small sample size but do Vertu's sapphire screens suffer from being too brittle?
 Writing an app in Swift doesn't exclude the use of C, just like writing an app in Objective-C doesn't exclude the use of C. Swift is very much a replacement for Objective-C, not C. This a point repeatedly made by Apple's engineers as WWDC 2014. As for when to use Objective-C and when to use C, I disagree to an extent. Objective-C has features like ARC that make it worthwhile in most situations. Unless you're writing a code where performance is by far and away the most...
 Apple haven't switched from C to Swift, they've switched from Objective-C to Swift. Very few iOS developers write a significant amount of their code in C. Swift isn't just matching Objective-C for performance, it's outperforming Objective-C in many recent tests.
 I find it amusing that the games publishers thought that consoles were going away and made very conservative plans for next-gen game development. After record-breaking console sales, they've all been left very red-faced for having such a negative attitude.
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