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I'm with JM on this. I don't think he's saying that zero middle-class families buy those expensive luxuries, he's insinuating that the vast majority do not. And I think that's on target. There will be very few exceptions of middle-class even considering the $5,000 aWatch...the vast majority considering it will be the affluent (who can afford these extravagant items)...and those same people will just as much consider a $10,000 aWatch if quality and desire-factor is there. I...
I hope you're wrong, only because it seems a waste for a watch to be obsolete in 4 years.It'll take effort by Apple, but I think in the case of the aWatch, it will be usable for longer than 4 years (i.e. iOS compatible). ...issue here is that it's not a standalone product/accessory (yet!).  And its reliance on the iPhone is crucial...thus, it's important for Apple to ensure compatibility...I'm thinking for at least 5-10 years. Can someone enlighten us on how far the...
That's a valid point, but should be tempered."obsolescence" is too strong a word.I do think that the Gen1 aWatch will not be desired as soon as a thinner and 30M water resistant aWatch version is available....at that point (18 months?) you'll start to see quite a few Gen1 aWatches on craigslist/ebay. But other than that, I'm not sure we'll see significant technological improvements over the next few years. Also, realize that Apple will do as they always have...make their...
Thanks for clearing some things up. ...so along with that, which functions would or would not be active? - walking/running distance - yes.- step distance/interval/pace. yes.- biking distance - no.- direction tracking of any kind - no.- way points of any kind - no.- any other important functions/data? But since most bikers, fisherman, hikers carry their iPhones then who has issues of a standalone watch? Basically the runner.But for 99% of runners, step distance/pace is...
Like any company, Toyota would love to hear feedback from its customers, especially its loyal ones. Take the effort to voice your opinion. Seriously. CarPlay is not like some fly by night platform. Toyota needs to know that its decision not to implement will negatively affect its buyers' decisions. Win-win for all if all major brands support CarPlay... consumers will then have more choices. I wouldn't think that integrating CarPlay would add much at all to the bottom line...
Ahhhh....but share price is just one factor of a company's value.Other factors being, total cash, number of shares, assets, investments, brand awareness, patents, etc., etc. Lots of dynamics in play.Not to mention that share price is generally (over time) a reflection of all of those other factors. Let me repeat, show me some math/facts...and let's talk.Don't get me wrong I love opinion and speculation (it's fun) but all the Icahn bashing is getting boring.  I would agree...
You both have good points. Making/selling TV and the hardware/software seemed like a decent idea 2 years ago, but seems that a dumb (but awesome) screen can just as easily be sold by others. Apple will focus on getting content and operability to people, but won't get distracted with making whole TV sets. Obviously the reason why Apple is so consumed with iPod/iPhone/iPad/AWatch is that in these cases the touch screen and interaction with the device itself is critical.  At...
Best to keep the facts (i.e. finance/math) and opinions-about-Icahn separate.I'm always open to listening to opinions about people like Icahn and his suspect history. But math is math. Nothing he's said can largely be disputed (though argued).Apple increases its monetary value by buying back shares, up to a targeted share price of course. It would makes sense to crucify Icahn if he were spreading misinformation or even exaggerating. But in this case, he's not. The math is...
It's called an ecosystem...stop looking at one smallish product segment and judging its existence (either by profit margin or by units sold) as a failure.
 Yes, "I" represents the masses ...what an idiotic statement to make, especially when you go on to explain that since you use a computer 8 hrs/day that that makes you in touch with reality...talk about irony.  You don't even know what I do on a computer, so shut it. I never said that keyboard/mouse/tablet combos will replace laptops. I am saying that the future will consist of more keyboard/mouse/tablet usage even though it isn't very popular at the moment...result is...
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