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  Price fixing isn't illegal, in and of itself.   The issue is whether the major publishers CONSPIRED TOGETHER to fix their prices (which they likely did, given they settled), and, if so, whether Apple was the instigator of said conspiracy.   For example:   Scenario #1: Apple approaches Publisher A, who has 20% market share, about the agency model. Publisher A agrees, and fixes the selling price at $12.99, and agrees not to allow it to be sold cheaper anywhere else under...
You don't need USB 3 for printers or mice either.I'd think its pretty safe to say that Thunderbolt is much better for HDDs and SSDs.
The iPhone doesn't take printable photos?Ok.
Fair enough.
Maybe we need a "MPG" equivalent for smartphones, since battery life can be artificially kept high due to larger batteries.Then maybe these inefficient phablets can do the way of the Hummer H2.
More SKUs is not a good thing.From a consumer standpoint, a company offering a myriad of choices is a good thing. But that doesn't translate to business success.Rarely in business can you succeed by trying to be all things to all people. Apple has proved that focusing on a few truly good ideas and ignoring others works well. No doubt Apple either is or will be the primary case study for those studying business, just like Toyota's JIT model is for operations studies.
It's a good UI. As Soli posted, the functionality is nothing knew, but it's still "new", or reinvented. Seems more practical than strictly folders. This won't replace folders, but makes a few primary "no-brainer" folders easier to get to.
Samsung et. al. do not post numbers, they post revenue that includes many product categories.Analysts GUESS what the numbers are, and don't guess what the channel inventory is.Apple actually posts its REAL numbers, and breaks out its channel inventory.See the difference?There's also the fact that when Apple releases a product, it's a scarce commodity for quite sometime.Maybe it's your argument (which is not relevant at all to this thread; strikes me more as a shill post)...
  Interesting point; they can just change the voice over.
  Actually, generally speaking, people who buy an S4 really ARE falling victim to an overactive marketing budget. If you're looking for an Android phone, the HTC One is better in every way.    But HTC doesn't have a marketing budget.   Ironically, Android's "hero" Samsung is what fanboys have labeled Apple forever: all marketing, all fluff.
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