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It looked like the iPod Touch would have to be updated this year, given the internals it has and the fact that it barely qualified for iOS 8 (looking at the equivalent internals on the iPhone side and what does/doesn't qualify). Now that iOS 9 will be able to install on all the same devices as iOS 8, though, it could hang on another year. Still, going 4 years between updates for a device that's supposed to run apps seems a bit ridiculous and anyone who buys an iPod Touch...
I've never seen "tony" used as an adjective before. Thanks for teaching me something today!
80¢ for the battery? Do they just make the numbers up? What evidence is that based on?
I think it's the wrong argument, anyway. iPhone only being available on AT&T is a product only available from a single provider - but the issue under discussion is the opposite. If it were the former issue, it would be like saying "CurrentC is only available from a few retailers during the expansion period", which is something I think consumers understand completely. What's really happening is the latter, opposite issue, which is "retailers we partner with are only allowed...
I don't get the reasoning behind keeping iPhoto around now that Photos is here. Especially considering if you open iPhoto, you get a warning about trying to add or edit pictures. Why not just make a clean break and replace it outright? Or at least offer to delete itself the first time you open it after the upgrade? If they're going to have both on the system, then maybe Photos should have been a separate download and not automatically included at all.
I especially like the haiku. Very creative.
What a terrible photographer - he didn't even bother to tell that poor girl that there's a hole in her dress!   (Clearly I don't understand modern fashion.)   Did the magazine actually get her opinion on the watch, or just the editors' praise? When that kind of thing comes directly from the magazine, it's hard to tell if it's a paid advertisement, or if the editors really mean it.
The Motley Fool article does seem to imply no other company was valued even closely to that, so it does seem impressive - especially since it was the first publicly-traded company ever. In a way, though, I guess being the first may explain why it was worth so much, as investors didn't have a lot of other companies to invest in. On the other hand, there were also much fewer investors... there are a lot of variables that are very difficult to work out. On another point, has...
But what was the Dutch East India Company's P/E ratio? (Although, even accounting for Tulip-mania, it must have been a company worth a lot of money.) There's a Motley Fool article about this from back in 2012. At least the author admits that it's a hard comparison to make, and doesn't lessen Apple's achievement, really, because it was a very different era.http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/08/22/a-history-of-ridiculously-big-companies.aspx
How many billions of dollars do they really need to save, though? Nintendo kept something like $6 billion dollars in the bank, I believe, when their current console started to lose money. They survived 3 years, still have around $5 billion, and the console has started to make money again. Maybe not as much money as they'd like, but the cash-on-hand they have is only needed to weather losses, anyway. So if they really had to, that $6 billion could hold them out for maybe 10...
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