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It's funny -- the existence of things like Parallels, VMware, and Bootcamp gave me the safety net I needed to move (back) to the Mac in 2006. For a while I used Bootcamp to play some PC games I liked, but over time I stopped using it, and now I have no need for it at all.    I wonder how many other people are in my camp -- that is, Windows compatibility provided a safety net to move to the Mac, but that safety net is no longer needed. The answer to that question might...
 You don't have to say it -- I already did. I just think that when Apple and any given individual posting to AI forums disagree about what the best decision is for apple to make (where "best" is defined in terms of what's best for a majority of users, not a specific individual or subgroup), Apple is much more likely to be correct. 
A bigger battery, a faster CPU, and more flash would benefit everybody too. But with every benefit comes a cost. Apple has to find the right mix of benefits and costs. There are no free lunches.  edit -- just to clarify, I'm not arguing whether adding more RAM to the iPhone 6 is the right thing to do or not. It might be, it might not be. I'm arguing that Apple is better positioned to make that decision than anyone here is.  I would also say that many companies are not able...
 There's a difference between saying that Apple is not making a product with the best mix of features *for you* and saying that Apple is not making a product with the best mix of features *for them* (which is closely related to making the best mix of features for the majority of customers). You're well positioned to assess what's best for you -- I'm sure you would benefit from more RAM. But Apple is substantially better positioned to assess what's best for them and/or the...
Does iOS use memory compression like Mavericks? If not, then perhaps the addition of that feature might allow Apple to stick with 1 GB of RAM for longer than they otherwise would have. 
I don't see how it's obvious that Apple was wrong to use 256 MB in the devices where that was used. The fact that Apple ultimately released devices with more RAM doesn't prove that Apple made the wrong choice in the devices that did have 256. The nature of the tradeoffs changes as technology improves. What doesn't make sense today in terms of any given spec -- RAM, clock speed, battery size -- might make sense in 2 years thanks to Moore's Law.  I doubt that anyone would...
Jesus El Christo... everytime somebody on the Asian continent says the word "iPhone 6", AI has to run a story about it. 
 Thanks -- interesting stuff!  Hopefully for HP's sake "The Machine" will be more like PA-RISC and less like Itanium. 
But was the problem HP's compilers not living up to expectations, or was it that Itanium was killed by lack of economy of scale? IIRC, Intel never fabbed Itanium on their latest process, new versions of Itanium were substantially delayed, and Itanium was incredibly expensive. Maybe all of those disadvantages were too much for a great compiler to overcome?  I really don't know the answer to that question. Maybe VLIW is a fatally flawed concept. I'm just not sure we've had a...
It sure sounds VLIW-ish to me, so it would appear that it's not dead yet. 
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