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Congratulations.    There aren't many people with your sincere understanding of what Christianity (and some other religions) is supposed to be about. Just as many conservatives criticize the new Pope, it is my sincere belief that if the Jesus we have come to believe existed was to return, he would be persecuted as a radical, leftist, Marxist 'nut'.    
 While I agree that there are false perceptions of Apple that sometimes negatively impact the share price, how do you account for the times when the share price is high?   It's really only the tech nerds who pay attention to this stuff.    For almost everyone else, it's almost a "conservative" vs. "liberal" argument:  you inherently either really like Apple or really hate Apple as a company and you either really like/hate Google as a company.   (There probably aren't the...
While one could make the argument that Steve wouldn't like a stamp because just about everything Apple did was to replace paper snail-mail, I like the idea because I think children need heroes other than athletes and badly behaving music stars and actors.   It's makes a statement that, "this guy was important".      I wonder how many couples would use a Steve Jobs stamp to send their wedding invitations.      I hope this is a commemorative, where you can buy plate...
Sorry, but you have no idea what you're talking about.    The cable channels cannot easily do deals with Apple for two reasons:  either they don't have full rights to the content that they're licensing from a producer -or- their deals with the MSOs (the cable companies) prevent them from doing such a deal.   Furthermore, the MSOs (like Time-Warner Cable) can't do a deal either because they don't have full rights to the content.   Their rights, if they have any non-cable...
While I don't believe that Apple is going to acquire Tesla outright, there is one rationale for Tesla to be acquired that makes sense:    according to today's NY Times, the company has warned investors that there are going to be very high capital costs associated with its expansion.      In addition to entering China and other Asian companies, Tesla plans to start making right-handed vehicles for the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.   They say that the supply of...
I love Tesla as a company and what they're trying to do and I sincerely hope they're able to build a car in coming years that average people can afford, but it's completely naive to not believe that electric-only cars have very limited practical limitations.   If you're rich and can afford the charging device in your home and you use it primarily as a station car, it works.   It doesn't work for long distance driving.  I see absolutely no signs that the Tesla network will...
   I didn't know how much Apple is charging for the iPhone in China and/or what kind of discount they might be giving to the Chinese phone companies, so I "guessed" at $300 and figured that people here were smart enough to multiply my calculation of revenue by whatever factor necessary based on what Apple is really charging.   If it is $600, then (obviously) one can double the revenue calculation. 
 While Microsoft was obviously not very successful in the phone market, the fact remains that the iPhone did not really become massively successful in the market until Apple worked out the deal with AT&T to subsidize the phone and bring the perceived price down to $200.    If Apple had not accomplished that, the iPhone would still be a phone only used by the elite and people whose company would pay for the phone.  
The drive for market share doesn't work in a third world economy where only the tiniest percentage of people can afford to buy what you're selling.   And to address the masses and claim market share, you'd have to sell a phone for next to nothing and make no profit on it.   Now that can be a valid strategy for some companies on the basis that you want to build customer loyalty so that eventually, when the masses can afford more, they'll stick with you.    The only problem...
In my opinion, in order to type efficiently, you need tactile feedback.    Compare how fast people type on an iPad to how fast people type on a physical keyboard.   IMO, Apple should not be trying to turn the MacBook Pro line into a Pad - that's what the Pads are for.  Why do I think that this is more about Apple's notion of Zen design than about real usability.    So personally, I hope this never happens for the central part of the keyboard unless they can find a way to...
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