Fadell's backtracking means that he is lying. Nest will eventually become a gateway for Google to monitor our behavior, our conversations at home so that it can gather data to sell to advertisers - some who are the NSA.
Cote and Bromwich are cronies. Of course she would do this.
The best decision would have been to hire the lawyer that Bromwich hired in the first place to do his job.
Apple's best step is to videotape every meeting with Bromwich. This is to make sure Bromwich is aware that his every move is also being investigated.
Wearables are great ideas but they will stay science fiction until Apple makes it real.
And when Apple makes it real, it will have the beauty and wearability of a Rolex watch. People will want to wear it unlike the dregs that are here today.
Apple has always looked at a product category and asked if they can come up with something better. If not, then they don't enter that category or only create a hobby product if there is enough interest and the ability to create a...
Another numbskull ANAL-yst giving his 2-cents, worthless as it is.
Apple will build an inexpensive iPhone when it can do so. This means it has to be an iPhone - with all that it means.
Apple actually already has been selling an inexpensive iPhone.
The iPhone 3G, 4, and 5c have been selling for FREE with a contract on many carriers. That is pretty cheap if ZERO is considered cheap.
They should have allowed the iPhone to be installed UPSIDE DOWN.
When held upside down, the home button is exposed. So TouchID can be done. And the Swipe-Up screen can be exposed via a swipe down movement instead. The only thing lost is the notifications screen - no big loss.
So the NSA created spyware - like a keylogger on a desktop computer - which must be hacked into the iPhone. This means the iPhone has to be jailbroken by the NSA first before installation of the spyware.
Luckily, the NSA needs physical contact with the iPhone to do this. It doesn't have a virus that can attach itself to the iPhone.
This is much to do about nothing.
Apple has to OBEY THE LAWS of any country it does business in.
This includes the United States.
This includes China.
Otherwise, Apple would have to stop doing business in China. Since Chinese affluent people make up 3% of the world's population, but buy 30% of the world's luxury goods, this would not make any business sense. China gives Apple a potential 700 MILLION customers.
The Chinese are not going to...