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Sounds good to me. I much prefer the rounded edges of my mini to the knife edge of the iPad 3. I find the iPad 3 uncomfortable to use after a relatively short time, and I think it's the edge of it that causes that (along with the weight of it).
I continue to love the new Maps application (ignoring the data behind it), and continue to think the maps are easier to read.  I love the turn by turn as well.   Flyover for me is a gimmick and I don't really care what they do with it.  I thought the same of Street View. Where Maps constantly falls down though is search.  It consistently fails to find things that Google Maps locates no problem.  I'm not out in the middle of nowhere either - it fails in the Bay...
That made me laugh - nice one!
  Having grown up with Blue Peter, I can relate to his reaction.  There's nothing small and silly about the Blue Peter badge - for those of us from the UK, and of a certain age, it would be quite the honor to get one.
  The problem is, gamers (the people who spend billions yearly in this industry) can pan it as much as they like, it won't change the fact that the current business model for the games market is increasingly shaky.  With games costing hundreds of millions to make for the big games consoles, it won't be long until the whole thing becomes unsustainable, and something like iOS in the living room will be welcomed by the developers.   What will dictate the winners and losers...
I can see the games industry going through a major upheaval very soon.  As the consoles have become ever more complex, the cost of game development has rocketed, and you end up with games that are relatively formulaic, either first person shooters, or an update to a sports title every 12 months, since the games studios when spending $100m+ on development can't risk a failure, so look to eliminate risk.     A much simpler games machine, with a simplified dev...
  I spent 15 years working in the semiconductor capital equipment industry, and I still know a hell of a lot of people in the industry.  Believe me, it's true......
Samsung have cut back massively on new fab equipment. From what they're buying, there is no doubt they are planning for a lot less foundry business than previously. I'm certain Apple have already told them they are switching to another supplier.
  Well someone will have a list!   The processors for Macs will be coming out of Portland, OR and Chandler, AZ, although that's where the chips are made, they're then shipped off to China where they are packaged (the chips cut out of the wafers, wire bonding done and packaged).   Memory for Apple will be coming from all over the place.  I think they get some Flash from IMFT, so Lehi, UT and Singapore.  They'll get a lot of memory (I think Flash, but certainly DRAM) from...
  Sounds like this is something new though, and the GF plant in Malta is already there.   There's a number of fabs up in the North East, and a great research place.  I spent a couple of happy months working in Albany Nanotech.
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