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I like AI because I learn things from it. I like to read informed opinions by what appear to be Apple product users, shareholders, and savvy people. (And it doesn't hurt that I can sign up to post with an AI specific ID rather than some other system like facebook. Hate that stuff...)   But man is there a lot of vitriol here. In and of itself, I guess it would be understandable, but interestingly I see it a lot in the Apple Watch articles. Many people seem to keep...
Pretty sure he was asked about this and gave his answer so as to appear erudite and increase his perceived value. Speaking fees, consulting fees, and the like. I have lots of opinions. I give practically all of them away for free in the hopes that someone might value you them and then offer to pay me for the ones I don't give way. But, YMMV etc etc... I do remember the letter from a big watch manufacturer to Tim after the Apple Watch reveal. "Welcome!" it purported to say....
 Concur. That said, buying, owning, driving, maintaining, insuring, and ultimately disposing of a car is a terrible user experience. Apple has expertise to contribute. But not running a steel factory or assembly line. As others have commented, Apple does not actually manufacture the iPhone. No assembly line for that in Cuppertino or any Apple owned or operated facility.
Presumably one stares at a Apple Watch with the screen active. That draws more power (probably most of the power the device uses.) I suppose you could stare at Apple Watch with the screen blank/off. Perhaps Edition owners will do that just to admire its looks. It is really hard to tell at this point what the capabilities will be on launch day. I expect a very thorough (and big) media event shortly before the device is ready for sale and delivery. The event will detail many...
There are applications for wearable glasses. This Sony...thing...isn't one of them. Eww. I can see things like cycling glasses with HUD type info (mostly for serious athletes.) I also understand there has been some work on HUD type displays for contact lenses. You can image the FDA regulatory and medical risk challenges.
Well...The last few upgrades I've gotten for my Mac were all free. I think I got it with 10.5 installed, and haven't paid for an upgrade all the way to Yosemite.   Agreed. The interesting comparison is to the original iPhone: it wouldn't run third party apps on launch day. Seems kind of funny in hindsight, doesn't it? 
I seem to remember that the first iPhone had a pricing gaff that Steve had to remedy. IIRC, the initial price was rethought by Apple, and they dropped it by a significant amount after many first adopters stood in line (or ordered immediately) and paid the original price. I think Apple gave store credit to them as a way to "make it right." Apple has had a few public goofs, and I think they learned from them. Maps, iDisk/MobileMe, and iOS8.1.1 spring to mind. I expect them...
 Line forms behind me. I'm buying two. All I can say is that I can't afford the edition. Other than that, I'm still not sure which ones it will be.  There's a strategy of scarcity leading to desire too. Of course, it can't be taken to extremes...
This is interesting:   http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/02/16/apple-wants-to-own-the-dashboard/23519593/   iDash is far more likely. I can see Apple making car parts - they are great at making human/machine interfaces. I bought a truck years ago: the steering wheel blocked the speedometer from view.     A whole car is very unlikely IMHO.   I can also see Apple getting involved in home energy solutions. Things like inverters you can plug into an outlet for...
Concur. You can't sell people the "best products available" without acknowledging that many, if not practically all, are not particularly intelligent. I've been a mac user since 1993. I freely admit there are features in Apple products and OS's that I don't know how to use. I think most people are like that with any technology. Face it - if any new gadget needs an owners manual, it is failed technology. The article's points about the prices of storage are well taken. A 3TB...
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