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  Apples and oranges.   You're not paid by the hour.   You're paid a guaranteed (if they don't fire you) annual salary and you get paid vacation, sick time, personal days, holidays, etc.    And by the way, companies who force overtime on workers who are not truly "exempt" (executives/managers who have people reporting to them) or fall into a category called "highly compensated" are breaking the law.   Technically, they are supposed to be paid overtime.       These are...
Why don't we throw out all minimum wage and worker safety laws while we're at it.  After all, if the workers don't like it they can quit and get a job somewhere else. It's very easy for someone who gets paid properly to put down workers who may not be.   The real question here is whether the security check really takes that long or whether that was a once in a while extreme case.   The other issue is why is it necessary at all?   Doesn't everything in the store have...
Most people (at least in the U.S.) buy the phone with a plan and pay a far lower price anyway.  In most markets, you can get the iPhone5 for $200 and the iPhone 4s for either free or $99.   If this new "low-cost" iPhone is the same price, then what's the point?  The only benefit I see is that they can discontinue the iPhone 4s.
It happens all the time in photography.    Take all those Leica users who pay double to buy the Leica version of the point and shoots which are actually made by Panasonic.   They pay that extra money to get the "red dot".      And that's aside from the "pixel peepers" who blow up images to look at individual pixels to try and find fault with something. 
There is 4K content - many movies have been shot and many mastered in 4K.   Sony sells a media player loaded with a few of their movies in 4K for consumers of their 4K TVs.  Many of the movies truly suck, but they are 4K.  They also have a different unit, with many more 4K movies, that they give to consumers of their $25,000 4K 84" TV.     The black FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player from Sony comes preloaded with feature films and video shorts in 4K Ultra HD resolution,...
That commercial-free rumor is not going to happen.   It's not the MSOs (Comcast, Time-Warner, Verizon) who make money from those commercials (except for a few) - it's the cable networks (Discovery, Turner, MTV, AMC, etc.)   They are not going to let their channels out there without spots - it would destroy their entire economic model.   Besides, you can't skip a commercial on live programming.      I also have to wonder about picture and sound quality - whether it's going...
  I totally agree.   All such devices are low voltage devices that draw very little current.    The only way you're getting electrocuted is if the mains is somehow shorted to a metal part of the phone, but if that's the case, as you say, the phone should have been fried.   Think about it:   you can put your fingers across the battery terminals and not feel anything. In fact, you can put your fingers across the connectors charging the battery and not feel anything,...
That might be true, but if they had used pretty much the same tech, but used a lower resolution sensor, the results could have even been better.    I think it's hard to  disagree with the idea that this wasn't about using the best technology, but about bragging rights - the ability to say it has a 41MP sensor.    It's no different than the way computer manufacturers used to use clock speeds as a marketing gimmick, but it meant relatively little. 
Darwinism at work.
And your comment is not intelligent either.    Zooming (actually cropping) is only one aspect.   As I previously wrote, high pixel densities cause heat and heat causes noise, especially at high ISOs.    So while you gain resolution, you then lose it due to the noise.      Each new generation of sensors are better in this regard, but 41MP in a 1/2.5" or even a 1/1.65" sensor is overkill.     1/1.65", which is what the Leica D-Lux 4 and 5 used (but with a 10.1MP sensor) is...
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