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I don't think Cook is any better or worse than Jobs was.    Cook is running  a company arguably 3X times larger that Steve did.   When you had 2 [iPod, Mac] (or 1 as it was the case after steve 'broke the tie' and killed every thing but the Mac HW product line)  products, it was easy to work with ess delegation.  Even in Apple's Functional organization (not product line), there still has to be someone in charge of Marketing... for everything. Mr Jobs didn't have to comply...
But I'm sure they said the same thing about Steve (west coast), when compared to the Jack Welch (in the early 80's Jack was the quintessential CEO), or Tom Watson, or Seymour Cray, or Ken Olson. Or Hewlett... or Packard, or Noyce or Moore. I think the key point is in China, the Xiaomi leadership team is considered a dream team.    Doesn't matter what we think. As for android, this basically makes the major growth market for Samsung highly competitive, and it being the...
Analysts reports are the stockmarket equiv of FIRST!
It's read internationally, and written in bombastic English;-).   But I was more in defense of the poster, not attacking the site.  I grew up in the corn belt, and my non-Canadian grandfather used 'on the dole' frequently. just last week:   http://news.yahoo.com/off-dole-job-ben-carson-090000195.html2 years ago http://nypost.com/2012/02/13/on-the-dole-a-fifth-of-all-americans/ These are american sites using dole as 'a handout' and MSN used it again as receiving more than...
true but  the noun version of this 'on the dole' is common lexicon (at least for me.) in this Fox News Hot Word Headline time we live in.Like using 'Welfare' instead of 'Aid to Families with Dependent Children' (the official term for it), it holds a certain negative connotation.Welfare takes those children out of the picture. And even the meaning 'distribute shares of something' (profits/fractional sharing of holdings)  doesn't quite jive with "gotten paid for...
Agreed.  While I'll need an interpretation of the spoken word, I can easily see where one pebble under a screen (middle right) causing the necessary fulcrum point to cause failure, especially the fracture pattern shown.   In all the other cracking tests, the stresses are either distributed, or have rebound (kinetic point in time impact as opposed to an inelastic constant increasing stress). 3 comments1) it appears that you can get iPhone 6 screens pretty readily....  This...
a mobile device is a i/o device.   It's the GPUs that do most of the work.  With a single user and strong constraints on power consumption, Dual core (one controlling the general interface, one controlling the logic of the the apps in compute state) is enough.  As well as separate chips to do the dirty work of all the other contextual interrupts (networking, motion,sound), it makes sense to focus on efficiency of fewer cores.
I think this is  a blatant issue that the Chinese can't crack Apple's encryption therefore the PRC CAN'T track these iPhone users... If the PRC can't do it, you think they'll let anyone else do it? As for turning off an iPhone from all outside access...  A Faraday cage that disables all emissions/transmissions including 2.4ghz (5+ layers of aluminum foil  with a dielectric separating them from the phone, outer wrapped in dielectric, then an steel/aluminium can around that)...
on your latter point, the more mobile a item is, the more durable it has to be.   Watches in the early 1900's were massed produced for the first time (industrial revolution, vs guild craft), and you protected them ('kept them close to your vest').  You paid handsomely for a Rolex Clamshell that was water resistant to 3 Atmospheres.  It wasn't until Timex made durability a marketing phrase ("it takes a licking, and keeps on ticking") did durability become commoditized.  ...
I think the difference was being in control of one's content... That's really what the 'i' revolution was all about... The Personal computer was about having 'your own' computer.  MP3's were the first vestiges of portable 'mobile'  (I can 'program' a playlist) content.    Just like dumb phones existed before smartphones, watches existed before wearables.  And watches had one duty... to keep one in sync with the world.  When that was solve, then it became a fashion piece,...
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