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The carriers won't care. The carriers still charge us the same amount or more for using their network regardless of whether they are subsidizing a new phone under a contract or not. These are monopolies. Yes, they are building out the infrastructure but they are making tremendous and obscene profits (profits are all the money they get for mansions, after they put the relatively piddling amount towards infrastructure upgrades).
They are all for sale. If politicians weren't for sale, there would be no lobbying.
Whether this rumor is true or not, high capacity solid state drives are the future. Such drives need to become commodity items and I expect Apple's push into the area is focused on that goal. IPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, MBAir are solid state. MBPro will become solid state (and perhaps merge with MBAir?). Time Machine -- not likely -- would make little sense. 
Wow! Apple needs to get out of the business of being a nanny.
If this judge's rulings are still open for appeal, or if UK law allows Apple to appeal given this new information, then we might be in for some interesting tangles. It certainly appears ethically suspect.
That's the point of this chipset. One chipset, one set of support components. No problem.    On the physical side however, is the antenna. I'll let the experts discuss whether this is an issue. 
The prior iPad is not obsolete, its just that there is a newer model. tough.
The last thing Apple needs to do is please vulture investors. Apple might as well do a Dell, and become a private company and keep the greedy investors away. One has to remember, investors want make their money the old-fashioned way -- rape and pillage.
Gates is wrong that MS had the opportunity. They still don't have the opportunity. They clearly have neither the culture nor the talent to implement competitive systems. A company, like an individual, must first be prepared to take advantage of opportunities that might present itself. MS was and is not so prepared. It's as silly to say MS had the opportunity to get into this market, as to say that a high school dropout missed his opportunity to apply for the neurosurgery...
Apple should make iWork more complete, and functional to compete with Office Suite, which gets buggier with every release. OpenOffice is not a real competitor for MS Office. Best bet for Apple might be to make iWork or Pages and Numbers (and Bento/Filemaker) open source and let developers have at it, so these applications can be made real competitors. Apache has shown such a process can work quite well.
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