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The amount of energy expended to move the 6 pound laptop across town is greater. (and thus more objectionable to the employee. However the two objects still weigh 6 and 40 pounds respectively. It's the end user experience that varies.Unless of course it's a Windows machine, which automatically gains weight from all crap loaded by apps and viruses. /s
It doesn't look like they are.
No, Apple already bought NeXT
However I DO VERY MUCH LIKE the 48 hour viewing window for youtube rentals. The iTunes 24 hour window is too short for families with a busy life -- difficult for those who return mid-movie to watch the rest of it inside the rental cycle. That fact alone has cut into the number of rentals we do from iTunes. That's too bad, because otherwise I really like the iTunes selection. Off to Netflix I go for another almost new...
My experience led me to a different conclusion. My youngest were the drivers to get an iPad (original model) at ages 8 and 13. They did NOT primarily use it for games. Yes, they loaded a few but they have most often been seen curled up on a couch searching for something that interests them (cars, googling answers to settle bets with the brothers, .....one son used it non-stop to leave examples of knives/swords he wanted for birthday/Xmas/grade-point-rewards for a...
AI, the word is "peak" as in a high point of sales. Not peek
Good for Apple. I wouldn't want carrier-crap pre-installed on any phone I buy. If I should decide to download it later after purchase, then the carrier can work extra hard to make it better carrier-crap. My choice, not theirs.
I dunno... It's kinda nice to have a colony nearby. Although in a few more years, a summer home in Cuba would be nice too. We even have a base ready to expand and deliver even more useful services there (coastal patrols, customs and who knows what else). jk
Why ? As long as AT&T is your US carrier, you can pop a new SIM card from AT&T in your unlocked phone just fine. No discounts (yet), but you may find them willing to suspend svc on the SIM if you are gone overseas for more than a month. After all, you represent an almost completely free revenue stream for AT&T.Or did you mean you have X number of months remaining on your subsidized phone?Actually the biggest difficulty for the USA is the FCC practice of allowing...
Yes you are. The cost of all these units is the unsubsidized price, which is then discounted by a multi-hundred dollar subsidy from the carrier. That's why you see a 199 or $299 price point in the stores, with phones locked to a particular carrier. You are walking around with several hundred dollars of the carrier's money in your pocket when you buy one. That's also why your sales tax on the unit is NOT based on the $199 or $299 price, but on the higher unsubsidized...
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