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Photography is my main hobby and Photoshop with various plug-ins is my main software. Eventually with a large photo collection, database management becomes a real need and easy management of multiple versions of photos. The built in file browser for Photoshop, Bridge, is quite nice. But it is not a database. For a Photoshop user, Lightroom uses the same RAW file processing engine and tools. Furthermore, because of the high learning curve for Photoshop, many folks...
Is it just me, or is whenever a product launch approaches, AppleInsider goes crazy with low credibility rumors and then dispels them with other sources of low credibility?
What would you expect Apple to do here? Imagine yourself in the same situation. Apple is indeed under a lot of pressure regarding working conditions at suppliers plants. There is nothing wrong with the media driving this issue. But there is also nothing wrong with Apple's desire to work closely with supportive media outlets when launching new products. I think most people can read the NYT article and clearly see where there is fairness or not in the reporting. But...
iWiii (perfect)
Took them longer than Adobe to catch up with Apple.
In a previous post I did a crude mock up of Q1 2012 earnings. Imagine the following, but increase phone shipments to 42.5 M. Maybe reduce the average selling price by $150. 27 M iPhones at $700 = 18.9 B 15 M iPads at $600 = 9 B 5.5 M Macs at $1300 = 8.25 B iTunes = 2 B Software = 2 B (wild guess have never studied the Apple earnings in depth ) Total > $40 B. Want to be as good as any analyst or blogger (indie)? 1. Make a spreasheet with the above...
Can't wait to read it.
With an iPad I enjoyed: 1. Accesss to content and games in the most comfortable spots in my home. 2. Instant on made it a easier to grab, especially for short sessions. 3. A more natural device to rest on my lap. 4. A cool app store to explore with instant gratification. 5. An e-reader. 6. Lightweight travel companion. 7. Freedom from power chords. These are what many others loved. Freedom from the negative features of laptops and desktops. Pundits bashed...
...but the world needs to get used to it. What are some of the most difficult things to do on a large screen smartphone? Type long complicated messages. Even harder, if you have to switch between fields like in a calendar to make an appointment. How about sorting through pages of inaccurate Google search hits? If you use Siri, you will find the following become immensely easier: Manipulating you calendar Setting Reminders Setting Alarms Getting...
It's a good strategy. I hold some long also. But for some quick returns on cash, very nice. Better than a bank.
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