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Just downloaded Google Drive. This is going to be awesome. I can view a doc quickly or open it in Safari to do (minor) edits. This is really, really awesome. I can't wait for Chrome. I use it on a few Windows and Mac computers and I like how I can stop in one place and pick up in another with little disruption.
  I wasn't making predictions. Nor am I saying that their record is predict the future. Everyone is allowed to read the past how they want (as long as they don't ignore facts).   Separate point though - they're releasing this to a lot of anticipation. I'm sure it will sell to more than just the diehard enthusiast. Will it reach mainstream success? How well it sells - there's too much of a rush to predict that in this forum. Success or failure is rarely so clear based on a...
Microsoft hasn't released a tablet that's successful in the mainstream yet which I'd argue Apple has roundly done. I'm not saying they can't but that's a pattern - of misses and efforts that never saw the light of day. The Surface looks slick but there are as many reasons to be predict success as failure. I think Ballmer is smart to minimize the expectations.
"Fragmentation" here is referring to the number of active smartphones on a particular platform running different OS versions. And platform is a proxy for and is being conflated with actual features. iOS 6 will support all actively sold mobile devices and likely be quickly installed. The features, however, will not be available on all devices. That VIP and flagged mail and Offline Reading List won't work on 3GS is peculiar. HTH.  
What is it with people calling devices obsolete when they're actively being sold? Very condescending, IMO. This answer is frequently accompanied by the arguments that people should simply buy the latest that the company offers if they want the newest features.   Is it that much to expect that a company support their current offerings? Apple (any company for that matter) should make it clear what the support guidelines are. Wouldn't it be odd if, for example, Mountain Lion...
Thanks for posting a link to this. Very helpful.
Pls remove this post, admins.
Oh, why! I don't want to use the F word here but Android's been having that trouble for a while. It's clear that they *can* allow older phones to have Siri, turn-by-turn, dictation, etc, but it's clear they're making some choices here. The line seems kind of arbitrary about which iOS devices will get which features. The latest will always have all, of course, but we're going to need a matrix to determine while features will be on which devices when iOS 6 is released.
FWIW, AAPL's drop yesterday mirrored what was happening in the rest of the market. No more, no less. Not to read too much into it but the fact that there wasn't a big drop means they're doing better than expected for post-conference performance.
I respectfully disagree with Anant and lkrupp. I've been following the articles about bringing iPhone manufacturing to the US. It looks like the consensus is that the price per unit would be less than 10% more if using US labor. (Just one link here.) There are a lot factors that would increase the cost but I imagine there are a lot of incentives that could moderate that, too, and bring down the impact on the per-unit cost of the devices.   I'm also saying that cost...
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