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If this article is correct, then the Exynos could be regarded as big.little, but it sounds like the Snapdragon is just slow.slower (that is, all the same cores, just clocked at two different speeds).  Seriously folks, these SOCs suck. Samsung would do better to just buy up old iPhones 5s, rip the A7s out of them, and use those in their "new" phone. I wouldn't be surprised if Xiaomi were to do exactly that (plenty of other useful components in the 5s, too... battery, NAND,...
I totally agree that they need to get the QA issues under control.  But I'm torn as to whether that absolutely has to necessitate another Snow Leopard. It could just mean that they need to improve their QA processes. I think I read somewhere that Apple is going to start to rely on its retail employees for help in software testing because relying on developers and a public beta was not entirely successful (because those "testers" aren't really testing -- they're just trying...
I think they should just keep buying back shares until I'm the only shareholder left. Then I'll own all of Apple!!! :-) 
I would guess more of the same... a GPU that's 25 to 50% faster, a dual core CPU that's about 25% faster, a better camera ISP, better audio processing circuitry, and yeah -- probably better performance/watt (so improved battery life).  The days of either CPU or GPU performance doubling are probably over. 
The iMac part of this story is what I find most interesting. I ordered my BTO 5k iMac right away and I didn't experience too much of a delay. I have the impression that Apple had adequate stock on hand at launch to deal with the initial surge, but they underestimated the "steady state" level of demand. I find that to be very encouraging regarding the popularity of the 5k iMac. For purely selfish reasons I'd like to see desktop Macs do well, since I vastly prefer desktops...
Not to mention the fact that the main competitor for iTunes was Napster. Apple beat free, folks! 
A thousand times "yup!"  I think part of this is due to the fact that historically most research in education has been fairly terrible -- more navel gazing than rigorous evaluation of what works and what doesn't. Consequently people don't really know if anything is going to work, so they never fully implement it, and they keep switching between the latest fads.  Within the last 15 years or so the quality of *some* research in education has improved, but there's still a...
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. 
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