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 I agree - was thinking about getting a new mba 13", but for the money, I'm now leaning more towards the iMac 21" with FD.  My wife has an early '13 21" iMac with FD that rocks.  I love how FD keeps me from worrying about drive space, like I have with my 128gb Air.  You get the best of both worlds, tremendous storage space and speed of ssd, without having to do anything. I don't understand how anyone would buy a traditional spinning hd if they've ever worked on an ssd...
Some reporter needs to do an investigative report on these "analysts".  How about a public review of their performance over time?  They are making investment suggestions - so we should understand just how correct they are or have been in their prognostication over time.
I can't help but think, as I did from the release of the Surface [1] tablets, that MS is really thinking of them as laptops with removable keyboards.  Or maybe the keyboards are not really removable because you really kind of need them to run all the desktop applications they keep mentioning work on the Surface.  And then you'll need a mouse too, to effectively use it like a laptop.  And you'll need to scale up (or is it down) the resolution so you can actually see what...
The Street makes decisions and predictions about lots of companies that have little to do with reality. Misek isn't any different than many financial prognosticators that have either no clue about Apple or are simply attempting to manipulate the market for financial gain. It's sad that there is no recourse against these "analysts". The media should do a better job of pointing out their historical track record so both the public and the Street can see them for what they are.
Apple is at that point, again, where they're pitching color as one of the key elements of a product. They did it when they first introduced the iMac, then the iPod and now again with the iPhone. There's nothing wrong with it - and it's no different than any clothing company revising its color palette year to year, but for MS to poke fun at Apple for this just makes me, as a consumer, think about their "kick-stand" and clicking keyboard cover and dancing people not really...
Is complex supposed to be a good thing in your reference? I see it that MS doesn't know how to create anything that for the user isn't overly complex, mostly for no good reason. Consumers, and I mean all aspects of those consuming including corporate, education, individual, etc., inherently want things to work in a way that gets out of their way, not the other way around. Apple figured this out and MS is stuck making products and software that are anything but intuitive.
Neither MS nor GOOG is going to see much appreciable loss in investment confidence. Investors WANT to believe in what they're selling, even if it doesn't make sense from a financial perspective. This is true for Amazon as well and up to a point RIM had Wall Street on their side when they should have been dumped and/or accused of fraud. Investors are emotionally invested in certain companies. It's true for Apple as well, but Apple has historically been on the wrong side...
The rumor machine certainly isn't taking any chances - offering up just about every possible scenario about the next ipad and ipad mini. Who couldn't, at this point, point to a thinner and lighter (ipad) and higher res ipad mini? Going further and suggesting a thinner and lighter mini is filling in the blanks that I'm not sure even exist, because who out there really thinks the mini is too thick or too heavy? If Apple is working towards a hi-res ipad mini, which I'm sure...
Just like Apple mopped up the competition when it offered a broad range of iPods, they're going to do the same when they broaden the iPhone offering. It doesn't really matter what they do hardware-wise, as long as the consumer experience is no different, or rather no less, than any other iOS device.
Apple can't win with Wall Street analysts in particular and the street overall.  The business model that Apple established goes so far against the typical MBA or McKinsey-style consultant-based business models that it doesn't matter if they over-perform to expectations - that simply means they'll do worse in the future, according to the analyst.  If they underperform, then it means they're quickly going to go out of business because their whole model is wrong.   I'm...
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