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$207 in parts... and then Apple turns around and sells it for a retail price of $649 That's how most electronics manufacturers do it. Wait a minute... that's how all manufacturing is done in general. I don't know why this story is trotted out after every iPhone launch. They never seem to figure out the labor costs and other costs associated with the iPhone, though.
When? Every single day SOMEBODY is at the end of their contract.If someone signed a contract on September 20, 2010.... they are ready to upgrade on September 20, 2012If someone signed a contract on September 21, 2010.... they are ready to upgrade on September 21, 2012If someone signed a contract on September 22, 2010.... they are ready to upgrade on September 22, 2012And so on... and so on...Basically there is never a day when people do not walk into their carrier store...
Not every iPhone is sold to a person who is already an iPhone user.The iPhone has sold more and more each year... so it cannot just be the same people buying iPhones over and over.Every single day there is somebody at the end of their 2 year contract... and they could certainly get an iPhone.I'm still in the middle of my 2 year contract... so I'm not ready to upgrade.But... there are tons of people who are ready to upgrade at this very moment... and every day after that.
I do the same thing.
My point was this... Apple patents all sorts of stuff... yet other companies think they can get away with using them. Why can't they get patents for themselves?Recently Apple sued Samsung, and one of the patents was for a specific method of indicating the end of a scrolling list. AKA the bounceback or rubberband patent. It held up in court and Samsung was found guilty of it.Samsung is a legitimate company... yet they were found guilty of using Apple's patents. Clearly...
Do other companies patent stuff like this all the time? Apple was just granted a patent for a carbon fiber molding process... streamlining the method of molding carbon fiber. Were other companies on the brink of this new method too... but Apple just beat them to the patent office? Or is this one of those crazy ideas that only Apple would ever think of... yet it will be deemed "obvious" when everyone else want to use it? Who wants to bet some other company will end up...
That's precisely the quote I just showed you. Facebook already factored in all the fake accounts and whatnot.So what's the real number of users then? 800 million? 700 million? Who knows. But Facebook is still the most popular social network on the internet. People ARE using it... more than any other membership site.There are about 2 billion people on the Internet... so it's not hard to believe that 800 million people are on Facebook.
If Facebook falls off the Earth.... the OS will be updated... and the bloat will be removed.It's probably 30 lines of code out of millions. Nothing to lose sleep over anyway.
In a 10-Q filing, Facebook acknowledged that a total of 8.7% — or 83 million — accounts on the network are bogus. Of that 8.7%, 4.8% are duplicate accounts, 2.4% are user-misclassified accounts and 1.5% are “undesirable” accounts, a.k.a. spam.So that only leaves 872 million accounts.And I reckon that translates to a lot of users too.It's still the largest online community... any way you slice it.
80% ???More like 8.7%
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