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Ahhh the "Window 7 is so good people aren't leaving" red herring. Yeah I expect that to take a big blow tomorrow. It's kind of weird how journalists have been prone to manufacturing news rather than simply reporting it.
Depends on what's coming down the pipeline. Few people knew about the 9.7" IPS screen that Apple chose as it wasn't in any current shipping products but the thing looks gorgeous to my eyes. I'm not ruling OLED out but I think Gen II could be a tad early. Gen III sounds more like it. I'd put up with more difficulty in viewing in direct sunlight to get more battery and performance.
What does "anytime soon mean" please provide some context. Are we talking about 3 months, 6 months a year? I don't think anyone is going to buy into Apple using AMD processors that are available now and AMD is most likely not in Cupertino talking about the current processors which Apple couldn't use anyways because it'd take 6 months at last to design, test and QA anything from AMD in the first place. So we need to "skate to where the puck is going to be" and that...
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I think OLED is definitely on the roadmap but I'd say it's probably a generation 3 kind of technology at that size.
The design wasn't my fav in the beginning but it's warming up to me. I like the thinner design and the forward facing camera and the Flash (camera flash that is hyuck) They say the battery is 16% larger which, if/when coupled with more energy efficient display and electronics) could yield in a plus 20% battery life improvement. The display is higher rez and hopefully OLED.
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Probably a bit of suppy chain and excessive demand. I'm not sure Apple really had forcased selling a half million of the wifi units alone. They'll probably sell as many 3G units so they're cranking to get these things built and shipped. It's actually a nice place to be in. Everyone is talking about Tablets (MS, HP, Android etc) but no one is delivering hundreds of thousands like Apple is.
It remains to be seen how Bulldozer's duoply 128-bit units function. I think for Apple it would be trivial to support both depending on how much of Clang/LLVM Apple's able to integrate into Xcode 4.x and on. I'm pretty confident that both AMD and Intel will be strong here. I'm betting that Wolfram is pretty excited about what 2011 is going to bring for serious number crunching. Intel's lower cost items perform almost unacceptably low in graphics. Basically you get a...
Agreed I thought Apple might acquire ARM or Imagination but they seem to enjoy the bargaining power of dealing with vendors from arm's length. Currently Apple's in the blackout period but expect the news to hit next week about the Intrinsity acquisition.
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