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"Hold your friends close, but your enemies closer" IBM will be a fixture in the corporation until someone can virtualize a VM/MVS/zOS into a VMware partition that is as fast as the fastest current mainframe for less money. IBM has reinvented itself into a business consulting company that takes everything it custom builds, and makes a product out of it, because if IBM or one it's customer's has the problem, another 20 are out there looking for the same solution......
part of my comment is raw data (in our hyper aware state) is better than useless summarizations.Anything less than 1Munits/q isn't shown.  Which means there at least 22 other VENDORS out there. Amazon  (fires are 4 and 5 on top electronics sold, and Kindle Paperwhite is number 2)MicrosoftBlackberry among them. Part of this (on my cynical side) is that IDC has such fudgy numbers for everyone but apple, that it 'thinks' this many tablets were sold, but can't account for...
 The App store (especially in-app functionality purchases) are an interesting implementation of Alan Cox's  (father of ObjC) concept of the 'software IC'   where micro payments are made every unit of time you use something.  micro royalties, pay per use, whatever.   If you're paying .99 for something... would you pay less  (0.01) and use a broader set of valuable stuff.   Apply that to Siri and custom filters.  and then apply Siri coming back and saying... "I have a custom...
Exactly.   The right tool for the job at hand, but no tool excludes the use of another  The problem with hybrid on a lower power computing device is that it negates much of the benefit.     Now, if I can just get my calendars to sync all the time.
I would argue that the 'revolution' cycle time has decreased by an order of magnitude, and increased on world social impact by an order of magnitude.  10% of every man/woman/child in the world has smartphones now.  .00....01% had access to a 'computer' before 'personal' computers.  and I would argue it was never a PC thing, but a network (lower case 'n') thing, which at its root, a speed of communication thing. The iPad/iPhone is just a very convenient Internet Spigot you...
3.  "Others" = "A Lot of Kindles"
 My guess your desire for the old 'docking station' will not be an Apple product.... because...- Power will shift to inductive.- 'ac' networking will approach gigabit speeds- speakers/display are 'airplay' now.- BT keyboard  (mouse/trackpad... maybe soon)- Continuity gives you the ability to have both worlds for all your dual-platform 'content'. I do see the market for what you want (5% of a 27% of a global market... is a bit number). Apple would rather sell...
 The key item with tablets is the interface to the world.    Apple, given their single source model, can support more models backwards, so there is even less 'turns' for SW improvements, but on the other hand, every 3 years there will/could/likely/possibly be a HW integration that is must have.   TouchID I think is key**  and I think that a commercial version of 'wallet' will also be important (not for payment but for proof of self/afiliation....  Watching Wedding...
Rolex unless something happened overnight is privately held (it's a Swiss thing).  They are not a Swatch Subsidiary/brand (not that I'd care, but my watch collection consists of 3 Rolexes my dad gave me...  He being an US Air Force guy, Rolex was officer bling in the 50's ;-)     From Wikipedia.... these are the Swatch Family of watches Prestige and Luxury Range Breguet Harry Winston Blancpain Glashütte Original Jaquet Droz Léon Hatot Omega  High...
IBM has an army of 10,000's of developers/contractors around the globe, and a way to productize a custom developed app (they have another army of 10,000 tech writers and marketing folk).   IBM sees enterprise problems, can develop the solution on the clients dime (client funded R&D), generalize it with a low infusion of product development $$, and push it out the door to every other enterprise client. Given IBM's Analytics/Big Data bent,  iOS integration into their...
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