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I think CR's rationale for turing of cacheing is perfectly reasonable:
I don't think anybody did anything wrong here -- neither Apple nor CR -- and both are handling it appropriately.
huckdaisy1 said:I love apple pay with my watch. Anybody know how much of a cut apple keeps from each transaction?
Allegedly Apple gets 0.15% of the value of a transaction. Note, that's not 15% or 1.5% -- it's 0.15%.
Also, the merchant doesn't pay extra for ApplePay. The credit card company shares part of their fee with Apple.
Why do they do that? Primarily because the security of ApplePay reduces fraud and therefore saves the credit card companies money.
zroger73 said:This change doesn't come without a cost. In addition to a "more complete and rich experience", it also encourages code bloat and reduces the number of installable applications.
This is about assets, not code.
The 200MB limit was stupid. This is long overdue.
Apple could make the AppleTV a decent gaming console if they lifted half a finger. This change is lifting maybe 1/10th of a finger.
So I guess these people are trying to be critical, but I see it as a compliment.
Let's look at a sample from the long list of disastrous big takeovers:
Compaq buys Digital
HP buys Compaq
Microsoft buys Nokia
Google buys Motorola
AOL buys Time Warner
I would not want Apple to join that list.
I would much rather have Apple spend $10 billion funding the construction of a 7nm fab than $10 billion buying Twitter (or whatever).
ATV 4 was a missed opportunity.
If they really are pushing services, then they should view the ATV hardware as break-even, and put the best SOC in there they can to support not just 4k video but also better games. The ATV 4 should have had the A9X.
This next one ought to have the A10X.
The games don't have to run at 4k -- fine for them to be mostly 1080p -- but with an A10X (and other more game friendly specs -- more RAM, more local storage) the AppleTV could be a pretty decent game console at a low price, in addition to all the other functions it can serve.
rogifan_new said:I don't remember Apple fans/customers being so obsessed with how much profit the company was making in the past. Why is that so important now?
Then with the iPod, the expanding profits were a huge relief for fans of the company.
Then with the iPhone fueled profit expansion, the relief turned to euphoria and disbelief.