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 Right, money isn't ALWAYS the answer, but it often can help. And as sog35 has pointed out, this is the type of "problem" that money will help. It reduces Apple dependency on third parties. That is the Apple way. Do everything you can to not rely on others. Removes two things. 1. Revenue from Samsung as Apple is a large customer. Won't hurt Samsung initially, but could in the future.2. Bottlenecks - I am sure that Apple is (a) sick of not having enough product at launch...
You and me both. I agree. We will see some jobs come back/created by this, and higher paying ones, at that. It just will be far from a 1:1. Wall-E and his cousins will be the next wave of American manufacturing workers. Guess I am fine with this. Those low wage manufacturing jobs were never coming back here. Will still be a net win for the US economy, even if relatively small. Plus, no healthcare, labor laws, etc to contend with.
I agree. Not only that, it can also help them move to where ever in the world they want.  This, plus the Arizona sapphire buy, the Upstate NY foundries, the "California" pride, the Mac Pro being made in the USA, comments from Cook -- We will see maybe the iPhone 7 or 8 being Made in the USA
I actually think that is better than I would have expected for what amounts to a high priced accessory. I do think it was a "we will ship first" so we can't be accused of copying Apple product.
I would take this info with a grain of salt, considering that Apple has a distinct advantage over other case makers on when they can start production of cases for new body styles. No one was making 5C cases in advance of launch. And most 5 otterbox cases need to be revamped to account for the 5S/touch id.
Wait, isn't this good news for Apple? If their "market share" wasn't as good last year, then this year won't be as big if a drop off.
Chances are that the 1.8 M loss were users that didn't listen much anyway. The occasional users now just use iTunes Radio. Good point about the future gains. I would also like to see a breakout (you know Pandora has it) of this 1.8 M loss. Is it all or mostly iOS users? Is it across all platforms? Where geographically are these losses coming? Primarily the US? Would tell us more of the picture. I assume if they noticed an increase in iOS users, they would tout that. 
I've said it before, I'll say it again. It's a timing issue. Let's see what Q4 looks like when over, shall we?
I hope it is coming, but the solution is server side rules. That way we could have the same results no matter if Mail.app is open on my mac or not.I notice Mail that is "read" when it comes in. Very strange.
Fair enough
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