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Tim's placement was earned.  It's probably more a statement of Tim's resilience and capability, since Tim was not a old school 'Steve Guy' (he was not a NeXTer), but was one of the earliest exec hires (Jony Ive is the only outsider  I remember [jon rubinstein was ex-NeXT] after the NeXT merger and Tim's hire).   He was Steve's operational Yin to the 'creative' 'Yang'  Steve had assembled around him.
from a short term investment perspective and long term viability, yes. But there is such a thing called critical mass.   Apple has reached a critical mass in networking functional baseline (common capabilities that have palpable value to devs and users), developers, and end users.   We've assumed Samsung has the possibility of doing it, but we are seeing they are cratering. sacrificing profit for marketshare is a short term win IFF you have a method to retain stickiness....
The nice thing about Apple's solution is that it's battle hardened.  Apple Pay is effectively built upon the same technology as signed apps, so the underlying stuff is solid.   This isn't new tech.  It's 10 year old tech that has gone through 3 major revisions. The beauty of PKI is that it works.  The hassle is to build an end to end solution with enough network value (Metcalf's Law) to attract commerce.   Apple has built one.  Apple built the underpinnings of this for DRM...
err..  that info is given to every recipient of a check.   Has been for almost for over 60 years.
I think the issue is that Apple is not offering a different payment option... the issuing banks that are partnering with Apple are the competitors to MCX.   This is the opposite of Apple suing Samsung instead of Google about Android features.  Apple is providing a technology that the banks are choosing to use.    This is more like Amex vs Visa.  Not TouchID vs a sharp stick in the eye (as much as the latter is more appropriate). What galls me is that CVS already has their...
When they throw one in with a TV purchase, that's the bottom.
Well, If you look at the true technical reviews, they are very long as well.  However, I don't think this has quite the signal:noise ratio than say a John Siracusa review.   And DED will always spend a paragraph reviewing the competition when a footnote will do.   The Org iPad Mini is an excellent tool, but I think as Apps march on, it's just a little under capable.   the iPad 2 (which I have), under 8.1 is showing signs of overload.   It will likely be relegated as the...
That's closer to the truth now.  iTunes, iphoto, Contacts, Mail, reminders, iMessage, Pages/Numbers/Keynote etc etc. all have different syncing control methods.     iTunes Sync was a good idea when you had an iPod Classic.  As soon as the the iPhone arrived, a new sync tool was needed. If you look at syncing 2-to-many devices, I think the metaphor of managing printer devices is the better model. take the Sync windows from iTunes, change the view to show all devices...
We are in violent agreement.The apps can link where appropriate and there's no reason why I can't buy a DVD in the Movies app, that doesn't include a link to the ebook  that automatically opens in the iBooks app.  And there's no reason what a 'spotlight' capabilility couldn't be built into every app to show 'things related to your search intent' and let people cross link if they want.(we should only assume it's a drag because of the current HW... in a couple years, context...
What I responded to was where s/He hammered home it was all about security and convenience.  or maybe I misunderstand the statement "There is no added security" ... or maybe you did. context.
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