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on the other front.   Use of an 'AC' friendly chip will be very nice. I'd love to move to 'n'/'ac' only in my house, and AC and a couple airport Extremes should get around all that plaster/lathe interference I have and still give 100+mbps speeds (now that I've got Cat 6 between my servers and my timeCapsule... I'm loving moving around 15-45MBytes/sec via 'n' and 'ac'... movies just play, and backups are done before I even notice them)   If 'ac' is in the '6', then one...
Di-Lithium-Licksoxide  the colloquial term for: 2(5)6 dilithium 2(:)l diallosilicate 1:9:1 heptoferranide The rare substance that powered Steve those last years (it wasn't a just liver transplant,  a small plasma engine was installed, generating the necessary energy to supplement his vegan diet with adding meat or dairy). Normally found in crystal form,  it's the basic catalyst of all trans warp space travel in the future.   The Apple Campus 2 is really an NCC starship.
no.my guess is that the initial manufacturing setup expense (CapEx) is higher due to either a more capacity needed (more SqFt + more production assembly tools) and/or more expensive tools (FoxBots).   Those are up front costs that amortize several quarters after purchase...   'development' is typically classified as going from prototype to product candidate, which is the cost of 'designing the manufacturing process'  Manufacturing Setup(CapEx) and Parts are not part of...
125% compound annually.  (this was the 90s through 2010).  Typically, "write your 1000 lines a code a week, 0 defects"  Next year... 1500/0 + tech docs... year after 2200/0 + tech docs + teach a team in India what you know, year after... supervise team code quality of india team on top of your coding duties (read, you're doing 2nd shift work). IBM managed services is amazingly expensive, but IBM can through in millions of dollars of "free services" which if timed right,...
It would be something.... stupid. This is a classic risk avoidance strategy... IBM is taking on all the risk.  This is no different than Apple buying a chip foundry.   Building an running a enterprise sales and support organization is really hard, and integrating with enterprise cruft that's out there is a black magic that requires a lot of hand holding...  We don't want a 3rd rate genius bar organization, Apple execs not minding the store but making sales calls to 'close...
I've sat through those presentations for years.   ObjectVision, Java, AppCelerator,  I'm getting good at it. Almost as good as  'client centric solutions and synergies[sssssss]'   
btw,  Cringely has been pretty much on point on IBM strategy over the last several months...   http://www.cringely.com/2014/07/16/ibm-apple-just-big-deal/   Key point here.  IBM has a new shiny object to sell to execs... "We _KNOW_ Apple" That's all they wanted.   Apple gets a huge support partner ("hey, if you don't like the Apple Store, you can always call IBM"), and a channel, but in the end, a couple million new phones a year is almost background noise, and...
Where I've heard that before is not by clients... but by employees, typically around performance review time. The trade off for this is that most of the rank and file IBM workers are grist for the 'taking care of clients' mill.    A) Great performers [those willing to sacrifice more than 40 hours a week, family life, etc...] are moved up the chain, B) Poor performers are replaced by offshoreC) middle of the road, The 'I'm here for a steady income, doing my job' sort of...
agreed.   although all those ugly black 1900x1200 screens and black keyboards and 3 button mice with rollers... YUCK!
In the web world...  this was the control feature... in the App world, frameworks will still only live at the interface veneer, and it will be some obvious architectural choices made to generalize features or have dual logic stacks to the same end for different platforms.   My guess is that Android and WinMobile Apps will continued to be developed against the same backend (non corporation wants to be single sourced), but the 1st choice will be iOS, for obvious reasons....
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