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I didn't forget Jon Ive. I had hopes for him but he hasn't appeared as spokesman -- and I was expecting him to when he was promoted to upper management. And the few times I've watched him speak, he is the quiet, thoughtful guy, perhaps charming, but decidedly not a salesman.    Now, at upper management, they still have to bring in a retail guy. Can they bring somebody in to run retail and ooze enthusiasm, joy, excitement, knows retail, sees the market as it can be?
True, but Apple's success was based on hype that was substantive. Jobs hyped Apple's great products, and pushed Apple to create products that he could hype.    Hype is not a negative when there is substance behind it. 
Apple absolutely has a problem. That is, Tim Cook is a finance guy. Apple's big idea guy, the direction guy, the driver, the marketer, the energy guy is dead. Great products need great salesmen and Cook is simply not that guy. Great ideas don't sell themselves. They have nobody at this time who can light up a room as soon as they come through the door. That is what they need. There is no one on Apple's team that is pushing Apple and setting direction. The biggest failure...
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.
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