Never said it wasn't, but I was responding to a post complaining about a 1% bump in the share price in the past few hours on the basis of revenues that grew 27% over the past year. Using a yearly measure to complain about an hourly fluctuation is silly.
What are the special benefits of Lightning?
It's a little bit smaller, sure, and the solid metal tongue looks to be a bit more robust than the USB 3.1 connector*, but those don't strike me as particularly "special", just "nice".
* Apple cables are a different matter.
You mean like subscription streaming music and video services? I'm not sure there's a direct book equivalent (unless you count Audible audiobooks), though I guess libraries have similarities? Subscription for unlimited access seems pretty popular.
^ That any password is breakable with enough time?
Sure it's true, just try every combination until it works. How could that not be true?
Regarding the hardware kit I mentioned, here it is:
http:// 9 to 5 mac /2015/03/18/iphone-passcode-hack/
Fixed in 8.1.1 and the hardware explicitly targeted the 4 digit code, but that's very recent, and an implementation choice. Complex passwords are not invulnerable.