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 There a lot of factors for the purchase decision... But what we are seeing is - people kicking the tires on a smart phone choose on price- people learning what they need after their first smartphone buy Apple.- Apple's smartphone functionality is attractive and retains value (why are 80% of smartphone activations are Android, but 44% of 'active' smartphone users us Apple... Because apple phones are regifted, and Androids thrown away... zero retained value).- Apple needs...
 150K is not 'rich' but it's significant in that 150K is the top Quintile of income in the US. in other words, you may not be rich, but you make more than 80% of the rest of the households in the US.  AND if you look at the stats, your households are larger (you don't buy 1 iPhone... you buy 3) There a a lot of non-rich people with a cell phone.  what this is alluding to is most with a 'SMARTPHONE'  well above the median household income.  and MOST with a iPhone are above...
 Well, that last 44% of the market is made up of people who don't/can't use smart phone features or afford a subsidized plan.  Makes no sense for them to move off of a $100 or cheaper feature phone on a prepaid plan onto a $625 iPhone or a commitment to spend 2400 over 2 years.... When most US households have less than $60,000[2010] in income and 3 mouths to feed.... having a computer in your pocket isn't the highest priority.    Now the question is, if you can sell a...
 Appleinsider says nothing (well, other than DED's screeds on the omnipotence of Apple), it just repeats what others are saying. And, if you do the math they have 44% based on the above data.  Given the likely differences in measuring, this is within the margins of error.
how many phones were out when the iPhone was released? Microsoft and it's partners had 'tablet PCs' out for years prior to iPad iPod as originally panned as 'Lame'  compared to what it could have been against the market that was.   This is a $149 price point and below market, unless this is a full phone capability.   I can't see Apple rushing into the market.   The key is the integration into the iOS 'halo,' whether that be apps,  or a tight integration control point...
 How many times do AI threads remind us that most living tissue is muscle and gut... very little of it is brain.
 you don't understand the technology.  The fingerprint never leaves the phone.  and if I understand it correctly, it's ONLY to release a key from the keychain that says it's you (effectively unlocking your private key... the public part of that key is at Apple,, or if necessary, a separate key pair created when you provision against the app).  And it is a  hash your fingerprint data at that, salted against the device's own private data...  In essense, your fingerprint goes...
I miss Prince McLean.... at least then DED tried to be objective;-)
 We know you want it, so we gonna put a ring on it....  (apologies to... heck... that song requires no apologies)
That's the plan, if the qualcomm chip tests out as compatable with TD-SCDMA.  If it didn't then China Mobile may 'require' a separate compatible chipset. There is the other part of the delay... some regulatory agencies (can't speak to china and it's governmental/corporate/graft relationships) require a 'production run' device  to be tested out prior to okaying it, it it has new components not yet tested in country.  That may take a couple months, and it may have only...
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