or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:

Posts by cvaldes1831

The next iPhone isn't coming in August. The likely LTE chips aren't going to be ready in quantity by then. Late September or October.
It's Digitimes.   Nothing to see here, people, keep moving along.  
  The third-generation iPad is the one that was recently released (with the Retina Display). This is to prevent confusion since there are two iPads with the same numberless name (and no number).   first generation, 2010: iPad second generation, 2011: iPad 2 third generation, 2012: iPad   Apple does not refer to the third-generation iPad as the "iPad 3." It is simply referred to as the "iPad." Naturally, there are different model numbers for the first and third generation...
  Probably pennies per handset. After all, the Japanese and South Koreans have been using NFC-enabled phones since about 2005.   Note that there are already plenty of NFC chips out there (transit cards, some credit cards, etc.). My American Express Blue card used to have the contactless PayPass chip in it (oddly, the most recently issued card does not).   There's also a good chance that the NFC functionality would be part of a feature set in another chip. It is likely...
  Generally speaking, Apple wants total control over the user experience. Maps is just one part of the location-based services.   Apple really does need to have their own mapping service to provide deep integration for location-based services, things like geotagging, social network integration, compatibility to Siri, etc.   In the same way, Apple acquired Siri because a third-party voice recognition assistant doesn't provide the deep hooks to your address book, calendar,...
  Curiously, Apple's notebook sales have continued increasing while Windows-based notebook sales have declined. Apple's biggest gains in computer sales have been in Asia, so this certainly isn't a US-centric phenomenon.   On top of that, there have been a plethora of articles showing increased use of Macs in enterprise, again indicating that Apple does not seem to be affected by this recession.   Moreover, a huge number of Fortune 500 companies have deployed or are...
  Actually, many folks -- particularly in the engineering and corporate/divisional marketing groups -- get free products. Of course, it is company property, the employee must return these to Apple when the company asks for them back. They are probably written out as engineering samples or beta units.   This purchase program is for outright ownership. If they buy through this program, they can keep the devices even if they leave the company. Note that this is an extension...
  Please provide references for this claim.   Of course, you will not be able to because it is a complete crock.   Nice troll.
Well, yeah.   It is well known that Apple retail employees are given benefits commensurate with what is similarly given throughout the retail industry. ESPP is a basic benefit.   It is also pretty well determined that retail employees are the last to get any concrete information, based on the leakiness of the retail employee pool. That's why Apple Retail Store managers don't get to break the seals off of special correspondence until the wee hours before the announcement,...
No, senior execs are typically given RSUs, not stock options.   Stock options are typically given to corporate staffers, like engineers (Members of the Technical Staff) and other similarly ranked individuals (e.g., corporate marketing types).    The Investopedia article on RSU taxation encapsulates the differences between RSUs and stock options:    http://www.investopedia.com/articles/tax/09/restricted-stock-tax.asp   It's why certain Apple executives were compelled to...
New Posts  All Forums: