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Posts by Michael Scrip

Yet they're always full of people... and they sell a ton of stuff.Weird, right?
A two or three year old iPhone probably won't play the lastest games.But will a two or three year old Apple Watch display notifications and track your heart rate?I'm wondering how much work the SoC in the Apple Watch actually does. The Apple Watch is supposedly an extension of your iPhone... so would it need to be replaced as often as the Phone?
Another category is always a good thing for Apple to get into.Who else would even attempt this? Could there ever be HTC Pay? LG Pay?
Yes... Apple wants to be independent. They design their own software to run on their own hardware. Apple is unlike any other computer manufacturer. And they price their hardware at the high-end to maintain a high profit margin... but volume suffers.Dell, HP and others choose to use software written by someone else... and slash prices on hardware. The result? All that cheaper hardware sells at higher volume... but at lower profit margins.It's two different...
Apple could have made cheaper computer years ago to compete with the garbage put out by the Dells and HPs of the world.Since they made the conscious decision not to... Apple can't be too upset by their resulting computer market share.As for the iPad... I'm sure Apple isn't thrilled by the declining sales. Like I said... I hope it's a short trend and not a permanent situation. It's funny that we're having this conversation about people keeping iPads for 4 years... when the...
Yes… iPad sales have declined year-over-year… but Apple still managed to sell over 12 million iPads last quarter.A person might only buy an iPad once every 3 or 4 years… but people are buying iPads every day.There were roughly 136,000 iPads sold every day last quarter.So who are those people? Are any of them first-time iPad buyers? If so… that’s good. It means people are still interested in the iPad.I agree with Tim... it's too early to tell. It's only been 2 quarters of...
Historically... Apple has had no problem selling Mac laptops with a starting price of $1,000 when you could get a Windows laptop for $500 or less. And of course Windows PC outsold Mac laptops.And we're seeing that with iPads too. The $250 Android tablets are selling more than Apple's $500 tablets... thus making Apple's tablet share shrink.But market share was never Apple's goal.The Mac has NEVER had a significant amount of market share in 30 years. But it's always been...
Right.But my question was... who else is creating this sort of disruption?We know Apple can shake up multiple markets. We've seen it many times before. But who else does?For instance... what is HTC's great disruption? Or what is Lenovo working on that will blow our socks off?The comment I replied to earlier said that Apple introduces disruptive technologies... but then they just sit on them and simply iterates year after year. The tone of that comment was that Apple...
Let's take Apple out of the picture... so who else is shaking up the market?You say Apple is capable of causing a disruption (which is a feat in and of itself)... but then they sit on it.So what are other companies doing?I'm genuinely curious as a fan of tech (not just Apple... my only Apple device is an iPhone 5S)
Samsung is only interested in Check Box features. They can say they have this "thing" and that's all they care about.They certainly aren't concerned with whether the "thing" is useful or not.And details? Who needs 'em.(I can't wait to see Samsung's TV commercials attempting to explain how great these features are...)
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