This must be the reason Sprint has hedged their bet with LightSquared.
It's probably a long shot. But I for one hope that it will work. Verizon really is not a group you want leading the charge into the future.
You have to believe that Apple has a GREAT 10 year plan in place that should keep them on these upward pattern probably till then. Sure something drastic could happen, (S. Jobs being lost in one way or another). But the plan would still stay in place regardless.
Can't really see anybody out there that could outsmart Apple and have them retract in any way, (still 10 years is a ways out).
But as far as Exxon. What could the next 10 years bring? A lot of...
The people that really should start worrying a little bit, should really be the carriers.
Once people keep using this types of service they can do with less and less phone minutes.
Also if Google's Android works out with Apple a deal. Android gets FaceTime, and Apple can have the Navigation App. That would connect an awful lot of users there.
I am kinda thinking that Apple is gonna start slowing down their new phones, pads and even Macs to a two year release cycle. That is after this years release.
It is very obvious that it is a whole lot harder to copy Apple's products than most companies thought, other than an obvious copy (cough, Samsung).
And once Apple finally gets the courts to protect their Patents, there will be no way to beat them.
Also, Apple still has a lot of stuff up their sleeves.
Just wondering. I know that Google employees are allowed to work about 20% of their
company time on different projects of their liking. Some of those come out to be neat stuff.
But how does it work for Apple employees?
Recently, there has been a ton of very interesting ideas being patented.
I am sure that as great as S. Jobs brain is. He can't be the directing spirit here.
Anyone know how these projects come about?
Appreciate anyone's comments.
The really only solution the other guys have in competing with Apple today.
They ought to do a Wade, James & Bosh deal.
Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Dell, HP, Nokia, Samsung and all the other guys should call a secret meeting, pool their funds together and buy out Apple.
That might be the cheapest route. But they better hurry.
I see even darker clouds in the horizon for all these iPad killers, or better yet wannabe pretenders. Sure they will sell a few. But Apple will continue closing the noose around their necks.
What do they think it means when Apple asks and expects 10% break from their suppliers.
They are definitely making enough money as is. Waiting for the next shoe to drop.
Thinking Apple might shave off a few dollars for the new and improved iPad 3
That is the only real...
Zuckerburg probably sees that since Gates has stepped down.
Jobs is looking like he needs to step down soon.
Ellison has never been on top anyway.
Bezos would want to remind people that he is the heir apparent (not).
All the Google guys just want to be left alone.
Ballmer probably stands in front of his mirror and reminds himself, "I am CEO, I am CEO."
The Chinese guys, (well, I don't talk chinese).
That is what Zuck has his eyes on.
He wants to be The Man.