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  Exactly.     Years ago, Apple leaving would've probably meant some factories laying idle.  But things have changed.  Now mobile chips are needed by more companies than ever before.   Samsung parts, being of high quality (thus the reason why Apple chose them in the first place... and still use them), are usually in high demand.   So as Apple begins to take up capacity at other chipmakers, at least some of those makers' customers will likely move (back) over to...
  Note:  That diagram is wrong and needs to be thrown out.  It is mistakenly based on an early incorrect understanding of what Samsung calls "SAFE":   If "SAFE" were only only about MS Sync, encryption, VPN and MDM, then quite a few Android and iOS devices made for the past few years would be "SAFE".     Instead, "SAFE" refers ONLY to Samsung's particular enhancements of specific, new MS and MDM features.  So the correct diagram is:       Nope.  Translucency is one of...
  Most people used to not know who Foxconn or HTC were, either.   Or comScore.  Or IDC.  Or the ITC .  Or NSA, or a whole bunch of other entities that were around long before laymen heard of them. Ditto for multi-touch and other industry terms.     The world does not begin the moment somebody on a forum belatedly becomes aware of it.   Apple's Santa TV spot deemed best ad of holiday season - 2011 Apple Insider article about Ace Metrix   As far as announcing both things at...
  Not quality, but California is often associated with being "cool and different" as far as designs and fashion go.
  So true.  Few wait before reposting these days.  Worse, there are very very few bloggers / "reporters" out there with actual technical or business experience, that would allow them to know when something is fishy.   As for Ace Metrix, they say that they review every national commercial in most categories, not just from their clients.  They apparently do this to build up their expertise and software that they use for rating such ads.     Once a year, using this data,...
  It would be a different situation.   In your fantasy scenario, Foxconn rips off an Apple watch design that perhaps Foxconn built prototypes of, right?   In other words, they would know details.   OTOH, Samsung didn't manufacture iPhones.  They only supplied chips at first. No display.  No touchscreen. No case.  No radio chips.   So they would not know what the case or UI design looked like, or even that it was phone and not just an iPod.  They only got to see one after...
  This has been talked about the thread already.   Rush's article is another example of how you should never believe what you hear on the Internet, without checking on it.   When Limbaugh said:  "Two days after I saw the first story, I then learned that the company that did the survey of people taking their opinions is the advertising agency for Samsung.  Ace Metrix.  They do the ads for Samsung.  They do the marketing for Samsung. "   He was utterly incorrect.   Ace...
  Right.   Not taking it out is the whole point these days.   It's no longer about moving memory cards around, it's about being able to do an upgrade of your phone's memory for up to hundreds of dollars less than paying for it to come built-in.   Most people buy their phone and then get a high capacity microSD card, stick it in, and that's that.  The only time they might take it out, is if they want to reuse the card on their next phone, to save even more money over the...
  Yep, the iPhone "sells" well anywhere that there are subsidies (or other incentives) to cover most of its price.     So yes, the US is an especially important market for Apple, as almost 1/4 of their iPhone sales come from there.  (Only about 1/20 of Samsung's smartphone sales do.)
  We can all legitimately wear a tin foil hat at times.  But it helps for a conspiracy claim to at least make sense.   You're claiming that Samsung is bribing an ad survey firm to say that this Apple ad is not perfect, right?   First off, there are other sources saying the same thing, so such bribery seems like wasted money.  And it's a poor bribe that only lowers the ad score a bit, instead of really dropping it.  But more importantly --   What would be the point?   To...
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