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I can't really see the use of this -- though I know it will be super-useful to others.  Although, if I can get a new HDTV that has HomeKit connectivity, maybe I can.   "Siri, I'd like to watch a Blu-Ray movie now."   "OK, Aaron.  Turning on your TV and Blu-Ray player.  I'm also shutting down the lights and putting Cassie [my iPhone] on vibrate."   "Thanks Siri.  I love you."   "Aww, Aaron.  You shouldn't have."     Umm ... OK, forget those last two lines.   :)
OK, is going to make me sound like a complete idiot, but what else is new?   They said they would make the Yosemite beta available to everyone (non-developers) at some point this summer.  Since I've never been a developer, I don't quite know how this works.  Can you install the beta alongside your regular (in this case Mavericks) system and dual boot?  Do you need to -- or can you -- boot it off a USB?   I am just interested in messing around with it once it becomes...
 Actually you have been hearing the "Buy American!" argument for at least 40 years.  But it's 99% rhetoric.  Those same people who make a big deal out of "Buying American!" actually don't.  For example, there is not one native USA maker of TVs that I'm aware of.  But I'm pretty sure almost all Americans have a TV.  Toyota is one of the best-selling auto manufacturers in the USA. Believe me, "Buy USA!" is 99% bluster, 1% actual reality.
   Yes, Apple can -- and does -- surprise us.  But ... If you look at something like the iPod or the iPhone or even the iPad, they were BOTH evolutionary AND revolutionary.  They were evolutionary in the fact that they filled a market space that already existed.  For instance, personal music players go back at least 30+ years to the Walkman.  Cell phones go without saying.  The iPad is a bit different, but there are lots of people who don't need a full notebook, and would...
 I ask this as a serious question, I'm not trying to attack you.  Promise. But who the **** needs to know their pulse rate, respiration rate, hydration levels, etc.?  I mean, sure, I can maybe think of a few situations, but they are EXTREMELY niche. Look at the iPod: Everyone loves music, right? The iPhone: Everyone has a phone and makes calls, right? These weren't niche products with a very limited user base.  I can't remember the last time in my 46 years that I cared...
One thing I would be curious to know as time goes by is how app purchase and related types of expenditures compare between the two (US and China).  Could be interesting.
 Sorry but that is neither a refutation of what I said -- and it's also not true, if you go back you will see that Blackberry DID in fact see what the iPhone was going to do to them -- nor is it even close to an argument in favor of your original point, which was: Apple should bother suing companies like HTC to make some difference in the future, because someone like HTC might be the next Samsung. You still have made no rational argument in favor of that stance.
 Samsung can continue to do what it does as long as it has the resources to spend billions and billions and billions of dollars on marketing. Beyond that though, there is the question of the sheer size and gravity of Samsung's position in the market.  It takes resources to move an object like Samsung.  LG?  HTC?  Not a chance.  They simply don't have the ability to make a dent.  Samsung has (in terms of this particular issue) nearly unlimited resources.  HTC has very few...
 Nope.  It can't be tomorrow, actually. Could it be a decade from now?  Sure.  Will UI elements in mobile devices be similar to what we have now?  No, they won't.  Infringement cases over particular elements that won't even exist by the time they are relevant accomplish what, exactly? Here, a bit of what things looked like a decade ago in mobile: And remember, this wasn't some cheapo no-name phone at the time.  It was CUTTING EDGE! So, no:  Nothing's going to change...
 Personally, I am fairly sure that Constable Odo is somewhere in a dark, dank room curled up into the fetal position, repeating "It can't be!  It can't be!  It can't be!" over and over and over again.  While weeping, of course.
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