The curious thing is that Bose didn't wait until the deal was done, if you wanted to assume the deeper-pockets rationale.Perhaps it's that Bose wants to scotch that deal and interpose themselves in a partnership with Apple?
By offering stock and part of that gazillion dollar war chest Apple has…and maybe a few plum jobs….?But seriously, why would they? At this point, Apple seems to be "getting the milk for free" with this 'synergy'.And besides, an everyday anchor would cost so much less, anyway.
Yeah, it would be nice to have "others" broken down, but it probably is some Kindles & Fires and a lot of those not-really-full-functioned-tablets $49 POS's that sog35 and an article here from a few months ago refer to…so, see? they probably do "break down"...And there should be a new rule here not to print articles that don't differentiate between 'shipments' and 'sales'.
Personally, I'm glad to live in a state, and, less markedly, a country, that tries to protect the humanity of workers.
But, I'd be pretty surprised to find that a particularly large fraction of Apple's people felt taken advantage of,
or wanted to actively join the class…or that it will be proven that there was willful disregard on Apple's part.
So many of the things they do, here and abroad, including in places they don't strictly have to,
show a very active concern...
Thanks for explaining this - it's been bugging me for a long time, especially because,while I enjoy the OpEd history and viewpoint, it seemed to bespeak a carelessness that challenged the articles' credibility. So your explanation helps!
This seems to be the popular question.To which end, it might be good to know the precise difference in power consumption between the regular 13" and the retina 12".Perhaps the hope of staying as close to the 12-hour standard as possible played some part in the strategy for this machine?Always assuming it really is in the works...