Sure Apple will be ahead after 3 years, but it's at the expense of the people that upgrade every year. Apple just loves the people that stay on the upgrade treadmill. That's how they can afford to pay a retired guy $2mil a month!
"The growth in R&D expense was driven by an increase in headcount and related expenses to support expanded R&D activities."
It's about time they paid their people more. Everybody in Silicon Valley knows Apple salaries are not that competitive for the amount of work you do.
And another ass person doesn't realise Apple stock dropped over $100 the past 5 weeks and hasn't bottomed. No matter what media... movies, music, books, photos or web pages look better and sound better on the Kindle Fire HD than any iPad at any price.
Interesting that Apple and publishers facing a nearly identical lawsuit in the EU have recently decided to settle without a trial. Why did they do that?
What is materially different in the EU case compared to DOJs?