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I agree.   You don't download customized software, you download finished software.   But even if it did compile a customized version of the software, so what?   Those are called options.   Can you now patent the idea of options and menus?   Are they going to sue restaurants because you can go online and choose which items on the menu you want and they put those together to order in a customized fashion ("no salt, with ketchup, burger medium rare") and send it to...
Really???   You want to pay workers LESS than minimum wage?   Minimum wage practically puts you at the poverty line (assuming you're a family of one.  If there's more people, you're below it).     Do you really think it's ethical for highly profitable companies like Apple who sell luxury products to pay even the minimum wage?    Where do you think workers who earn the minimum wage are going to live - in tents near the factories in which they work?    You cannot live on a...
Top-of-the line sets: Sony HX929 55" currently goes for $3500 (although it has sold for as low as $2400).   Panasonic VT50 55" (Plasma) currently goes for $2500. Sharp Elite PRO-60X5FD 60" (they don't make them any smaller) goes for about $4900. Samsung "Smart TV" LED 8000 series in 55" goes for $3750.   LED 7550 and 7500 series in 55" goes for $3380.   And prices are expected to rise 10% next year as all the big TV manufacturers are losing tons of money.  Sony might get...
Current HDMI spec is 1.4, not 1.3.       The Harmony (and all the other "universal") remotes are a pain to program.     Go to any online site and there are pages and pages devoted to postings from people who have trouble getting it to do what they want.   I don't want to turn programming a remote into a hobby.        Apple's solution has to be far better and might be nothing more than and an iOS program + an accessory IR transmitter that is included with the TV.  The...
If it's still in Beta, then it shouldn't be the primary marketing thrust of the iPhone.    So saying it's "beta" is just an excuse, especially when you haven't announced when it's expected to come out of Beta.   I think it's reasonable to expect that at the very least, Siri will accomplish what Apple demonstrates it's doing in the spots (aside from the "compressed time" disclaimer).      If it doesn't, I'm surprised the FTC hasn't gotten involved.    The FTC used to send...
"Hey..wha?....the car isn't responding....utoh......oh geez.....SCREECH.........Crash!"   "You're driving it wrong".
  In some respects, yes, it will be more akin to a computer, but it also has to support cable/satellite and over-the-air broadcasting or almost no one will buy it.   If it doesn't have those traditional functions, then it's a monitor, not a TV.   Apple already makes monitors.     And while there's no more over-the-air analog broadcasting in the U.S., there still is in some other countries, so Apple may still have to support that, unless they make different models for each...
 I disagree.    A lot of what Apple is about is the brand and the image of the brand as hip, caring, innovative,  the company that "thinks different", etc.     Paying subpar wages to third world workers gets in the way of that image even if many of the complaints are not valid.    The history of U.S. labor has had many confrontations, union battles, violence, etc., but it never (to my knowledge) had workers threatening mass suicide.    One of the miracles of Apple is that...
I think it's great that Siri did this, whether "she" did this directly or through Wolfram - it demonstrates that Apple isn't manipulating the results in its favor.  
I don't think you'll see this kind of predicted growth in the U.S., but maybe in China and if markets open up in India.    I think his projections are based on a false assumption:  that people will upgrade every year.   I think after a while, especially if future improvements are incremental, tedium will set in and people will be more likely to upgrade every three or even four years than every year.  This will be especially true of the economic problems in Europe are not...
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