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Read:  The iPhone 5 inventory needs to be reduced, as supply exceeds projected demand. Apple doesn't even sell the 5.  This is just it's AppleCare/Repair Depot inventory. My guess this time next year, if you bring in a 5 for repair under warranty, you'll get a 5s. It sort of begs the question of what will be retained as the low end iPhone in September/October..   5s (all phones sold will be TouchID), or 5c (lower cost/high margin). At this point, I think buying a device...
It may be a problem he's socially attuned to ,or just that he's moved too high in Apple to enjoy his work, and he's realized the peter principle is affecting his life.   I've managed 20 people and hated it.   I like leading a team of 8 or less.  In most companies, 40+ people is a director, and they spend 90% of your time either meeting or managing, and 10% in 'thinking.'   If you like problem solving, the problems are different when it's management vs engineering. As for...
Last point.  And they maintain their former flagships longer, better. (see my last point below... DisneyLand is still a valuable property in the Disney portfolio, even though they have newer parks all over the world. 1st point: Once the market is saturated, you can't play both ends of the spectrum and satisfy the market. low end sales only work to 'enter' a market, not 'retain' one.  'Value' Retains.   Analysts think the last big thing is the next big thing.   Cheap cars...
bzzt, wrong answer, try again. Apple invented the 3.5" computer that had a wireless phone app.  But phones with touch screens, browsers and apps existed much earlier. What Apple really invented was making the end-user the smartphone customer, not the carrier.  That was and is the innovation that has them differentiated from everyone else.
that 2nd half is telling.  Differentiation.   Other than size and Blackberry, can you look quickly and say... that one is NOT an iPhone. What differentiates a smartphone today.  _Being_ Smart.   for you. Samsung's numbers (and the resultant stock price increase today says this) have pretty much been in the know for 3 months.   There are diminishing returns in hitting niches in visible capabilities.  Spec Wars.  Larger, faster, more ram, more ports, more G's (What my wife...
My guess... 30-45 minutes more time in a 'normal' usage model (what ever normal is.. but it's not heavy wifi, screen updating, lots of background updates... which I've found map/travel apps to be pretty heavy duty).   so 5-8% more 'use'.   I think a bulk of  savings will come from iOS 8 tweaking to optimize to the A8 and drop all tradeoffs for the A5 and lower.  Efficient chip, Better OS code, better battery tech, more battery, better LED tech.
the TL;DR of it all: Samsung, a multi-conglomerate who makes things to make money, is dominating the Android Market and is pressing at Apple's Heels at the high end in high end markets, But this competition bodes well for Apple, as it gives them a capable competitor which oils their creative machine.   And Brent is a recent Apple Convert via the iPhone.  And to me... Apple is doing well in the established markets, where they are the preferred 'next' smartphone, after...
Actually The opposite is more likely the case. TouchID for 'trusted' scenarios TouchID AND passcode/word for untrusted. in a trusted scenario, timers may be relaxed...  instead of 5 minutes in your home, it's 5 hours, or until you leave the premises (and premise can be effectively your WiFi range and/or a GPS/accelerometer distance away (end of your driveway, and not in your CarPlay enabled car that has your iDevice registered).    That's what I want.  I'm at a truck stop,...
Most of Human's 'smartness' is contextual awareness, and learned adaptation.   Machines can do this. Your 2nd paragraph can be equally applied as a racist screed and states a fear that you don't believe your first paragraph.
 It won't stop Samsung buyers from buying iPhones, but it may stop Android users from buying iPhones...       You can't ask them to leave a competitive market and then in the next breath appreciate the competition they bring to that market. BTW, One Samsung's core competencies IS consumer/business electronics.   Semiconductors is just a part of that.  (Their Land Construction and Ship Building are also pretty huge... no one is asking them to just build container ships).
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