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Exactly. Which is why I always try to talk people (strangers, even) out of the "free" iPhone and opt for at least the $99 one
Ha. No. Told her to exchange it. Didn't want to spend the $100 more. Has finally come around to my line of thinking that $100 over 2 years is irrelevant. She will be getting a 6 when I do.
My wife got the 4S last year when the 5 dropped the 4S to $99. Wanted 16gb and thought the $99 would be 8gb, so picked it up the weekend before the 5 announcement at Target for $99. Then when my 5 came in she was like "how does this feel even better/lighter?"The 5 is truly an engineering feat.
 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. 
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