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Yep, because Apple is in a new business in human history, amplified consciousness. Other computer companies are in the same business, but they don't really know that, or don't appreciate it.Apple does know it, always has, and they show it by caring about user experience. Something to do with the mental equipment and experiences of the founder and the crews he assembled around him . . .Anyway, the company is alone at the vanguard of this revolution in business, and it shows...
Man, you have a tough job. My sincere sympathies. I hope you have a corner office, anyway.
Y'know, it's strange, but I don't remember seeing any overview articles on the subject, like you might expect when a shift in technology like this comes along. I've just pieced a view together by poking around with search terms that include Apple, IGZO, Sharp, LTPS and others you'll likely come across. It's a story that needs to be written, and it's something the old Scientific American of 20 years ago would have done by now, but that kind of thinking journalism has gone...
It's an interesting question, and you have a lot more experience with the variables than most, especially me. I just go by a sort of geometric preference about proportion, maybe the same way the Golden Section operates on all of us, maybe the same way the Apple designers decide these things as well.Different form factors tolerate or ask for different aspect ratios. The iPhone 5/5S is barely acceptable to my sense of proportion. Tablets in 16:9 have always felt alienating...
Thanks for these calculations. Sorry I can't participate beyond the easy speculation that of course that's where we're headed, it likely won't be an ungainly 16:9, and it may or even should happen on the first iteration. I'm just going on instinct, now that we have the first larger oxide display in the iMac.
Mistakes? I just think that's much less likely in the era of Tim Cook, Jeff Williams, and the crew they must have around them that can handle the kind of mental machinery they bring to bear on cost analysis. My default position is that they know what they're doing when it comes to technology and the business, until i'm shown otherwise.If sales slip in favor of cheaper options, so be it. Apple's response is to raise the level of desirability and usability, not lower prices....
The Mini still awaits an oxide-backed screen, i..e., IGZO, which will go far to address cooling issues. I think the lack of this one critical display element is the reason the Mini Retina has seemed so half-baked from the beginning. We shall see when the new one comes out.As to your point about the resolution on the big iPad, the only authority (!) i've seen weigh in is Tallest Skil, who hopes it will be 4K. Me too. That would be one nice piece of glass to hold in your...
I was with you till the last sentence. The term should be something like "strategically amassing"—instead of "hoarding"—their cash. I'm sure you would agree that they have mapped out some massive strategies for using that cash. They may be real plans or contingency scenarios, but they are plans to spend, not cravenly sequester, i.e., hoard.Anyway, your point is valid. Don't mess with your margins. We can assume they've set the Mini price where it is for a good reason. It...
"Revolutionary display tech" is your hare-brained term. I only pointed out—repeatedly—that Apple had to wait for LTPS or IGZO production capacity to expand from suppliers, since at the time Apple was already using 70% of world capacity of LTPS, and IGZO was still under development entirely. I also said they would likely raise pixel density at the same time, which they ended up doing only for the Plus. Both use LTPS, which we've since learned is the only choice for screens...
Sorry, that was stainless steel, not chrome. The point remains that it would get scratched no matter you did. Dust inside the case would scratch it.
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