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You'd swear that you guys see the words BluRay and Apple in a sentence,and you go Pavlovianlngly direct to "Never gonna happen?" Sigh...  you don't see the beauty of using HDMI control channels to build out a 'entertainment center' the size of an AirportExtreme? Not an Apple bluRay SKU, but an internal framework to allowing an app to control it.  Again, Apple isn't selling it, they are just creating an intelligent HDMI-IN port on their box.   It's the HDMI IN with...
this?  this?  This is likely a completely new set of Hardware... a 75ohm connector, hdmi 1.4 controls (for stuff like turning the TV on/off, changing the channel with your apple remote), connectivity for inbound blu-ray (never say never), communications to a cable box.... etc. an api already exists.... sheesh.
march seems too soon. my guess is that a new platform announcement for AppleTV would be WWDC... because if doing TV right is what Apple is looking to accomplish, this will be a whole new platform for developers to write code against.
 'sane' is relative to the person measuring it. At some point you have to realize that Apple is the less evil company (not 'not evil' just 'less'), and that's the real discount factor.   Wall Street is evil, Google is evil, therefore they see 'sane' where apple is 'quite mad'
yep.  Some would say getting a decent internet and an ipad is a pretty cheap entry fee, and then have Apple charge 3-4% straight across.  With the risk lowered by TouchID into Wallet and BT4  (basically a better version of wireless CHIP&PIN), 3ish% is a decent cost of doing business. Because Apple would be doing this as a 'break even' business ;-)
you don't have to be the bank... but buying the bank to do this for them.  I worked for an e-bank as well, and with FIS on the backend, there wasn't much 'banking' that had to be done. Actually they would likely be smaller than most banks...  Because they would have 8 or 10 of them... (US, plus wherever their money is harbored).  If they stayed in the space of being a card issuer (unsecured revolving credit), Debit card, and secured small finance (<$10,000 purchases),...
There is the card issuer, the underlying bank account, and the payment card processor (retailer->PCP -> Card Issuer -> Holders bank account)Apple can be all 4 of those... and my reckoning is aiming for at least 3. $153Billion can spin up a few nice banks someplace where banking laws align well to Apple's clientele. Or they could buy a couple banks (US, China) and get past the regulatory hurdles of creating one and then become a card issuer.   The next thing then is just...
That and $2.95 will buy you a medium coffee at starbucks. Market Cap means very little...  I think if Paypal were to partner... Apple's reach out is that the paypal account becomes a card in the wallet.But I strongly believe Apple would rather partner directly with big banks and EMVCO and become a card payment processor directly.Reason:  Apple already has 1/2Billion CCs in their ITMS store...  driving that to a Billion or more by partnerships, and then providing a...
is that the products fault?  or the analysts. When apple had multiple product streams... truly multiple... in the 90's... they lost focus. They need to be innovative in the consumer space.   smart phones and portable computing (always on) is the future now.  the iPod was that first inkling of it from apple... the iPhone is a pocket  computer that makes calls.  The iPad will effectively lead to the elimination of the desktop computer.   My guess is Apple is working to...
the 150K a year household income consumer and the -20K a year consumer (college student) is a different market and you know it. The enterprise server market is Premier league Football... Totally different game;-)  And the Bronco's didn't try to win that league either. I understand your passion, and I do understand your  underlying logic.   I just feel it's flawed.   I spent dinner with a person who told me I was arrogant in saying Apple  didn't need to do NFC (after he...
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