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Since the lawsuit seems bogus, but Apple could lose in the Chinese courts anyway, they should simply threaten to stop manufacturing in China and that they'll move manufacturing to India or Vietnam instead. China is not going to want to lose those jobs, even if they are low paying and awful. Unless, they could pay this company off for relatively very small amounts of money.
It only makes sense if Apple can also offer 4K content. Sony had to "lend" the buyers of their 4K 84" $25,000 TV a hard drive with about 20 movies on it. Also, while "4K" and/or "UHD" or "Retina HD" will be great for marketing, for the purposes of movies, you really aren't going to see a difference unless the set is at least 55" and maybe not even at that size. You'll notice that all of the current 4K models are larger sizes. But if Apple is secretly signing deals...
  Why would it ever be as good as a face-to-face conversation?   In a live face-to-face conversation, there's no analog to digital conversion, no quantization, no compression, no limited frequency response and unless you're using a video call app, you can't read someone's lips or expression, which actually adds quite a bit to comprehension.   Except in the areas of noise (tape hiss, etc.), audio quality over the years as we've converted to digital media has gotten worse,...
Well, it depends upon what the taxes and fees are.    My AT&T plan, grandfathered unlimited, including taxes and fees costs about $81 per month + $200 for the 16GB phone (I actually paid $300 for the 32GB phone).   So over 20 months that's $1820.      The T-Mobile plan is $50 for 500MB, which could come to $60 with taxes and fees.   With the phone that's $1699, only a $121 difference over the life of the plan.    The unlimited plan is $70 a month, let's say $80 with...
I think Woz' brilliance and honesty comes across in this video. I think he was a quite different person in those early days than he is today (but so am I). Seeing just these few minutes of video is far more satisfying than I suspect any of the upcoming Apple/Jobs bio movies are going to be.
Doesn't VAT also come into play here?  Australian VAT is 10%.   There is no Federal VAT tax in the United States (although there are State and local sales taxes which are generally from 7% to 9%, but if you're ordering online, you only pay them if "shipping" to a State where the company also has a physical location.     That's considered "nexus".    However many States consider you to have nexus if you have any affiliates in the State.   That's how New York State forced...
While I agree with the concern over hardware guy vs. software guy, a senior exec doesn't get all that involved in the nitty gritty - they're mainly hired for their overall management skills:  managing budgets, teams, resources, etc.     Look at most CEOs:   they tend to jump around industries that have very little to do with each other.   Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't.      In addition, when working for any specific company, you have to support the...
  You can't get beyond the physics:  sound has to push air and the more air it pushes, the better it's going to sound.   Low frequencies have long wavelengths and a tiny speaker can't produce long wavelengths.  With the tiny speakers and no cabinets that most computers have, the sound is always going to be a compromise at best.   That's not to say they shouldn't seek to develop new technologies to improve it, but just as flat screen TVs, with their tiny speakers, have...
It's outdated from a fashion standpoint - for those who think the iOS needs to change just so it looks fresh.   It's not outdated from a functional standpoint, because it works quite well, although I can also buy the notion that the startup screen should not necessarily be a list of applications, but something that summarizes news/weather/stocks/activity, etc.       Having said that, Apple used to lead in screen design, use of appropriate fonts and general elegance and...
Glad you all know so much about a film you haven't even seen, but I guess that's consistent with the way you criticize products that you haven't used.
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