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I agree. As the story notes, when kids get into later grades they need a keyboard. Apple should be marketing iPads to kids in elementary grades but MacBook Airs for kids in middle and high school. If Apple is pushing iPads for older kids, they're making a mistake.  I think the mistake that districts might end up making is to buy the cheapest, crappiest Chromebooks. If they race to the bottom they might be disappointed. 
I don't know anything about this guy, but it seems to me that the issue here for Samsung is far more fundamental than any one person.    It seems to me that Samsung is an engineering-driven company, not a design-driven company (ok let's set aside that it's actually a nepotism-driven company). That means that Samsung is good at implementing other people's ideas, not at coming up with ideas of their own. This makes Samsung a great component supplier.   And there's...
They should really just go to the people who made Pirates of Silicon Valley and ask them to start the new movie from where the first one left off. That movie was excellent and it was incredibly well cast.    Then they could come back a few years later and do a movie focused on the between-Apple years. 
the French accent thing is really annoying and fairly stupid.
Yes, it's a serious question and it's not nonsense. RAM being soldered into the mac mini is irrelevant because the Mac Mini is not made of gold. There's no real reason to hold onto the case of a Mac mini when you want to upgrade it.  People who buy gold watches that cost several thousand dollars do not replace them every two years. A gold watch is something people buy to keep for a decade, at least.  I will be surprised and disappointed if the S1 isn't upgradable....
I think the sales of existing smart watches have as much predictive power for the apple watch as the use of google wallet had for apple pay -- which is to say, zero predictive power. The issue is that those other companies have very little brand credibility with consumers to introduce a new product category. People just don't pay attention to what Samsung, Asus, etc do in the way they pay attention to Apple. To the extent normal people are even aware of smart watches from...
It's so hard to predict the success of a new product category like this. But I think this prediction makes a lot of sense, with one caveat.    When the iPhone came out I didn't buy one until the 3G became available. I just didn't think the initial iPhone was fully baked.   When the iPad first came out I pre-ordered it. It was the first time I bought a new product category without being able to see it first hand. But to me that was easy to do -- I saw it as just a big...
Given that it sounds like a big part of GTAT's problem was an inability to manage large scale production, maybe the solution is to bring Corning into the mix to help with the actual implementation of GTAT's ideas (to the extent that those ideas have merit... maybe they just don't). 
After 9-11, we Americans were all so hysterical with fear that we started trading our freedoms for the promise of more security. Has there ever been a more euphemistically named piece of legislation than "USA Patriot Act?" It's positively Orwellian (or maybe just douchebagian... not sure GWB read Orwell)    So I'm glad to see that nobody has so far posted a comment siding with the DOJ over this. That's kind of encouraging... 
Let's assume that Apple was a big meanie in this and demanded terms that were unfair etc from GTAT. Then why did GTAT accept those terms? There is no rule that you have to accept whatever terms Apple offers. Apple tried to buy Dropbox and the Dropbox guys said "no thanks", even though they apparently are big fans of SJ and Apple.    I get the general sense that there's no place at Apple, or in Apple's supply chain, for wussies. If you aren't the type of person who knows...
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