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 One thing you do have to realize that Apple does use the market to define what people want out of their phone.   If older people and younger people are buying larger phones (older people are increasing in population and smartphone penetration and have more disposable income, and younger people are the 'first phone' generation... capture them and you have them for life), then Apple will strive to match their needs.   Look at the iPod Mini/Nano/Shuffles... delivered to...
I doubt that.  Retail is and will be alive and well... it will 'cloudily'  (e.g. Amazon)... But that's no different than what Macy's was 100 years ago... One hundred little shops inside one big one. I see the next tick of groceries is 'concierge shopping'   You make your menu/list on your home device.... upload it to the store, and  what's on your list is bagged and in cool/room/warm storage and waiting for you at your estimated time of arrival. Why... If you don't have...
I'm surprised Macy's didn't get them in red and star shaped.  Branding.   Personally, I'd like a bit more 'concierge' service.  If you are beaconing, I'd want a sales associate come right up to me and 'take over' and have an iPad with my previous purchases (sizes.... I never remember my wife's size in Jones New York vs INC.), my wish list, and most importantly, INVENTORY.  My famous question of "Do you have this in 'nnn' size makes every Macy's employee cringe (by first...
Time tested really means, the last great compromise that stuck for people who invested a lot to  understand RAID, and SAN and HyperChannel, and TRIM and... you get the picture.    Somehow Creative types really don't care about all that, at least the ones I know (and I know a few). With all sincerity....  for 99.9999% of the target market for iOS, not one thing you ask for makes sense for Apple to do.     If apple makes any iOS device... it's got to sell in the millions a...
 I'm trying to grok the 12.9 iPad 'for the couch' or 1on1 presentations...   Personally, I think Apple is driving for 3 jobs for it's iOS devices with crossover points1) on the go portability (one hand)   - iphone/ipad mini2) personal productivity (one person) - ipad mini, ipad air, ipad 133) professional productivity (think Doctor, Designer), iPad Air, iPad 13 The Mac Line still does a different job (multi-task professional).   It's the 'connection workhorse' I truly...
Well, that narrows it down 2 (LG or Samsung).  Sharp is in Japan (well with a components division in Korea, but the glass is made in JP) Or it could be Apple back channeling stuff down to a marketing organization ('supplying Apple with posters and swag'), to get Samsung and LG to  zig when apple is Zagging ('Hey, we got Samsung to make watches... let's see them make a 15" tablet... let them define the market for us with out us risking anything...;-).  12.9"?  with a bezel?...
 Evil and profitable companies don't care about bragging rights
17Million.   about 90 minutes of profits for Google.
13 million phones.   Apple will sell that next month.   amortized over a year, that's 1million a month.   The equities market already has tripled that in their expected growth estimates.   Apple scale is 'real money' now... "not a million here... a million there" (apologies to Senator Everett Dirksen?) This is one thing I agree with the analysts...  Selling to a rich person in corporate america isn't a big deal.  Selling to the 22year old college student in Beijing or...
err.   your definition of 'lots' is 'of the people i notice'  This is the classic AppleInsider myopia... "The universe of Apple is what I can see or perceive." In the Apple world.... employer PROVIDED phones is not lots.   Not at Apple Scale.  They realized that when they stopped fighting the Corporate PC wars.   There are 100's of 'consumers' to every 'corporate -supplied X' in the world.   99% of their sales is driven by the individual.   In non 1st world countries, that...
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