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Continuing to sell the current model as the new low end seems likely -- they've done this with the iPhone. I'm hoping for an 8GB iPad2 for $299, along with the release of the iPad3. This is $200 less than the current low end model, with half the memory. This would be near cost, but would really suck the oxygen out of the market for competing tablets. $349 is probably more likely, though.
If the share price doesn't go up, in another few years AAPL will have accumulated more earnings per share than its stock price. That is, it will have accumulated $400 billion in cash and other assets. The stock price is obviously going to start going up before that happens, so it's just a question of when. It could be soon. So I wouldn't be so sure the stock will keep going down with the market.
This raises Google Movies' profile. I think the interface is very nice (you just mouse over to see a quick summary). I am a big Apple fan, but I would certainly use this. The real problem for everyone seems to be the stone age business models of the studios and distributors. If Apple wants to get around lack of newest content, stupid viewing constraints, overpricing, and DRM, they should just buy a few movie studios and independent production companies. This is how...
I thought the biography was pretty bad. It was mainly human interest gossip about an eccentric fellow, when the real story should have been the passion, insight and abilities that let Jobs accomplish so much. Kind of like a book about music by someone who is tone deaf. I hope the script is only loosely based on this book.
This means no publicly announced plans. A bug report is not going to tell you what Tim Cook and the other Apple executives are thinking. We saw a previous report that Apple has tested Siri on older devices, and the comments there were, "Isn't it great that they've decided to put this on older devices?" Whatever they have in mind, they would probably start with Siri only on the newest devices while they road test it. This bug report response doesn't tell us anything...
Two seven inch displays in the CNET article.
I had MobileMe with a different ID than my iTunes account. I also had a non-email address for my iTunes apple-ID, which is no longer allowed. And I made the transition to iCloud on the first day, while the servers were mostly non-responsive. All of this resulted in me ending up with two iCloud accounts (one associated with my former MobileMe account), and after manually messing with settings in both I had duplicated entries in my address book, calendars turned on in...
This doesn't make sense.
He handled his leaves and his resignation gracefully, trying hard to do the best thing for the company he loved. He hung on as CEO until a month before his death, just long enough to see his company become the most valuable in the world. He probably also helped Tim Cook prepare for his first public appearance as CEO -- there seemed to be some Steve in his performance. I'll bet he participated in design and strategic decisions until just about his last day. He...
Apple's domination is a threat to movie distributors, but not to the industry. Apple gets rid of the middle men, who are unnecessary in Internet distribution. In music, this has meant that artists can distribute their works directly on iTunes, without signing with a record company. They only need to pay middle men who actually add value. For other media, such as books and magazines, Apple has insisted that they get a cut if it's distributed through iOS. This is very...
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