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Wilt Chamberlain had it right: "No one roots for Goliath." Back in the day, everyone hated on Microsoft. Microsoft was Goliath. It threw its weight around. Everybody else was a little guy trying his hardest to take down the big, bad Goliath. Apple has become that company now. It has gotten so big and successful that everything it does is "mean, unfair, and anticompetitive," never mind that everybody else is doing the same stuff. Foxconn has plenty of customers...
Apple is not overriding anything. Minimum length warranty is probably required. However, the manufacturer can set conditions under which that warranty will be honored, and that's exactly what Apple is doing.
Enterprise users can run their own "private app store" only if the apps will be used internally. The rationale is simple. Apple develops and maintains the App Store infrastructure. Developers get to make money off of the public using apps hosted on the App Store. As far as Apple is concerned, developers are making money off of the public using a platform wholly owned by Apple. In my opinion, it is Apple's right to set limitations on how its App Store is used. Enterprise...
Couldn't have put it any better.
Processors using older technologies are produced in fabs outside the country, such as China, since that IP is not very important. Processors based on newer technologies are fabricated in US fabs. For example, apparently, the Core 2 Duo processors are manufactured in China or other countries where it is cheaper to produce them.
I'm not denying that at all. Intel has a fab in China and other countries in the world, but most of its fabs are in the USA. I don't doubt that. All I'm saying is that don't think that Intel keeps its fabs in the USA out of some altruistic concern for American jobs. Intel wants to protect its IP, and it's easier to keep an eye on fabs if they're in the US.
Intel doesn't keep its fabs in the US because of some altruistic concern for the US economy. It's just that there is more protection for IP in the US than there is in other countries, e.g. China. Intel doesn't want its IP getting ripped off in another country. That's why even though they have to pay higher salaries to do it in the US, they can at least keep an eye on the fabs to prevent someone from walking off with proprietary technology. I heard this from a friend who...
I totally agree with you. BES is a big competitive advantage for BlackBerry devices. Enterprise customers like BlackBerry because of BES. If BES works for other devices, then people don't have much of a reason to buy BlackBerry phones. Also, what's so great about the new Bold? It's the same as the old Bold except that the screen is a touchscreen and it has a keyboard, except that you have half the screen real estate that you'd normally have on full-size touchscreen phone...
You can think of it that way too. Numbers go only so far. Apple has milked the "We have the most apps" card for all it's worth. That's not going to be the case anymore, so now it's time to emphasize a new selling point for the App Store. You can't argue with $2 billion, simple as that.
Apple has booked up over 60% of the touchscreen capacity. Rumor has it that they're offering upfront cash payments to suppliers to get served first with components. What more would you have Tim Cook do?
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