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  • Apple loses three Indian executives as company struggles with iPhone sales

    I have family in India and all of them are iPhone users. However, most middle to upper class Indians have some family in the US or Canada or UK. They are wealthy enough to pay the premium in India for the iPhone but smart enough to just pick it up when they visit their family abroad or ask their family to bring one for them when they visit during the Christmas holidays. A couple of hundred dollars is still a couple of hundred dollars. The Indian mentality about spending money is what Apple really needs to understand. In my view, in order to grow sales in India Apple will have to accept a lower margin on each phone and build loyalty into the population through price. That will pay dividends in the long run.
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  • Apple burns early iPad Pro adopters, loyal customers with Magic Keyboard incompatibility

    Define 'incompatible'. I wager the new 12.9" iPad will work just fine with the old keyboard. This is just Apple being Apple with their standards with regards to tight engineering tolerances.
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  • Compared: 2021 iPad Pro vs 2020 iPad Pro and 2018 iPad Pro

    Seems like there is no need to upgrade from a 2018 11" until 11" gets the new display.
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  • Apple loses three Indian executives as company struggles with iPhone sales

    nunzy said:
    kkapoor said:
    I have family in India and all of them are iPhone users. However, most middle to upper class Indians have some family in the US or Canada or UK. They are wealthy enough to pay the premium in India for the iPhone but smart enough to just pick it up when they visit their family abroad or ask their family to bring one for them when they visit during the Christmas holidays. A couple of hundred dollars is still a couple of hundred dollars. The Indian mentality about spending money is what Apple really needs to understand. In my view, in order to grow sales in India Apple will have to accept a lower margin on each phone and build loyalty into the population through price. That will pay dividends in the long run.
    Profit is more important than market share. Apple needs to maintain its margins. No race to the bottom.
    The issue is marketshare not profitability; If you have minuscule market share then profit is constrained regardless . Not every market is alike. There is no requirement to race to the bottom. But you have to be price competitive. Indians recognize & appreciate Apple quality like anyone else but they simply won't pay a premium if they can easily acquire the product at a lower price.
    nunzy
  • Review: 'Mario Kart Tour' on the iPhone and iPad falls short on nearly every front

    I already had a Nintendo Account so decided to try it. The game is very entertaining without having to spend any money at all. The steering options/sensitivity can be improved for sure.
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  • iPhone X impresses Windows executive, Android fans but bitter bloggers still hating

    clemynx said:
    I didn’t know Diaz still existed in the tech world. 
    He banned me from Gizmodo after we argued about some design element of iOS. He indeed acted liked a brat and I was making a point politely, which he didn’t like. I think he is not right in the head. 
    Ha, he banned me as well when I commented one of his articles where he was talking about journalistic standards or something, soon after the iPhone saga. The man is a petty petty individual.
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  • Retina MacBook Pro owners plagued by supposed screen coating damage, call on Apple to take action

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    True... bit in reality none of the "gates" actually represented actual problems that significant % of users were having

    Antenna gate simply demonstrated that (all) cell phones reception can be affected by wrapping your hand around them. (like that was a mystery) 

    This "small cadre" of users has damaged their screen by applying something to it (hydrofluoric acid?)

    Why they did this is questionable, that they aren't admitting that the damage was inflicted (while other purport that this is "normal" when it isn't) I find rather -dubious-




    It's quite a stretch (assumption) to think that all the people reporting this problem have damaged the screens themselves by applying something to it. What rational person would apply HCL to clean a screen. Preposterous! I clean my retina 15" screen with the cloth that came with my iPhone and water. I have this issue. I've owned about 10 mac laptops and never had this problem before. Obviously this is a manufacturing issue on some of the screens.