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  • Editorial: Sorry Android bloggers, but Samsung's Galaxy S7 didn't outsell Apple's iPhone 6s

    iushnt said:
    Sorry AI but I find your blog the most misleading and biased compared to anyone else.
    Yeh I agree. What's with all their use of real numbers and coherent arguments!

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  • App Store billings reached all-time high in July, $50B paid out to developers

    jurassic said:
    That's incredible! Since Apple gets 70% of the revenues, it means that in only 8 years (since 2008) Apple has raked in about $117 Billion, JUST from the App Store alone! And we know that there has been tangental acceleration in annual revenue from the App Store, so a high proportion of that $117 Billion was acquired in the current year.
    They've certainly made some money, but I'm not sure your calculation is right... Developers get 70% of the revenue... and Apple gets 30%. So that seems to mean that Apple has actually made about $21.5 Billion on my calculations. Still a nice chunk of change, but a "blip" compared to their hardware sales.
  • Five reasons to not buy the Amazon Fire TV Cube

    Wow, it's shocking--SHOCKING, I tell you--that "Apple Insider" would not like a device made by Apple's number one competitor.  The company whose personal assistant Alexa had demolished Apple's Siri in a space that Apple invented.  The company whose sales in the tablet space are growing faster year-over-year than Apple's iPad. And the company which, along with Roku, and UNLIKE Apple, has become synonymous with streaming TV.   The fact that you refer to Amazon's device in the final paragraph as the "Fire Cube TV" tells me all I need to know about the credibility of this review.  In fact, I think you've pushed me over the edge into buying one.
    Yeh it makes sense to buy one. Calling it "Fire Cube TV" is a much more important factor than the fact it is out of date and doesn't do anything that well. /s
  • With Bixby still MIA, Samsung scrambling to build Apple HomePod competing smart speaker

    I think after all is said and done in this post-fact world, Apple will stay on top longer than it has a right to because it is always held to a higher standard. Samsung put a dedicated button that does nothing on a phone no faster than last year's iPhone and it can still be claimed by some people to be the best in the world... the best ever. Just imagine what they will think when all the buttons work... oh wait, that might require a software update. Let's hope they sort it soon enough for the phone to not be obsolete and impossible to upgrade. 
  • Defending Tim Cook: Why Apple remains in good hands

    scott6666 said:
    I wholeheartedly disagree. Cook is a good beancounter abd operations man. And caretaker while Jobs was sick. But he’s an awful CEO. He’s convinced every level it’s alright to have mediocre products with half complete features and bugs galore. 

    Steve didn’t invent everything himself but he did push people to do more than they ever thought possible. Mr Nice Guy Tim is ruining all that. 

    And all the time Tim spends on social issues when he should be CEO kills me. Perhaps Tim has so little to do with the company he has plenty of time to be political. But that’s just another reason he should not be CEO. 

    Tim’s legacy for Apple is slow decay to oblivion as the Jobs product train runs out. 
    It's always easy to tear people down. Seems to be what people do nowadays. Let's assume you are right for a minute... there must be other companies out there that have a better spread of hit products, a pipeline of new and exciting products that are bigger than what Apple has created under Tim, and a better CEO. I'd like to hear what products you can name that started from nothing and are bigger than the Apple watch as a business, for example.