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Qualcomm says Apple's software workarounds undermine case against US iPhone ban [u]dewme said:It would be nice if Qualcomm and Apple would focus on resolving their business relationships through negotiation at the CEO level. Constantly resorting to using the legal system as a club to attack those you can not or will not talk to is a sign of weakness and ineffectual leadership. What the hell are these so-called leaders being paid for if they cannot solve fundamental business problems on their own? When did so-called leaders of industry become nothing more than utterly pathetic hood ornaments?
1) Most likely. The case is taken to its conclusion and they lose. In this case its game over for them. They have already lost Apple’s future business. Government penalties, civil suits from their other clients who have been similarly fleeced and, critically, being forced to offer terms that are compliant with the law going forward. While they may not necessarily go out of business, Qualcomm will be a mere shadow of it’s former self. Stock price will plummet and it’s shareholders will come seeking blood. They could have left well enough a lone, but sadly hubris and blind greed will have done in the company.
2) They get Apple to drop it’s suit and parlay that into a successful defense against the government suit. It stands to reason they could pull this off especially if Apple were to stand down as it would give validation to their licensing scheme. This outcome would represent the closest return to the status quo which is going to save the executives their jobs as the bulk of Qualcomm’s income will be preserved (the fleecing continues). They might even increase in value as they would be unlikely to be challenged again. Qualcomm really wants this outcome, but realistically the only way this happens is a sweeping ban that is so catastrophic to Apple’s bottom line it would be forced to comply.
How do you deal with a company that takes the stance “I will do what I want because I can, even if it is illegal”. Answer is you can’t, behavior like this only exists because the people who engage in it are not held accountable. The parallels to current political situation in the US is uncanny.
Mark Zuckerberg calls Tim Cook's anti-Facebook retort 'glib,' defends ad-based modelrogifan_new said:If Cook is really concerned about Facebook and Google he could remove all their apps from the App Store. He could replace Google as the default search engine in iOS. And he could tell his teams to make Apple software and services so good no one who owns an Apple device would want to use Gmail, Google Docs or Google Maps.
i just upgraded my wireless router in my house. I bought a Google mesh system. I would rather have bought something from Apple but they don’t make it so Google it was. And so far it’s been working incredibly well.
Google pays Fossil $40M for smartwatch IP to compete with Apple Watch“... then in true Google fashion, the technology will be abandoned within two to three years because it was not an immediate success.”
There fixed it for you McKelvey. Motorola, Boston Dynamics, Google Fiber the list goes on. It seems anything that actually takes work to accomplish Google gives up on, with the noteable exception of using user data to sell ads.
2018 iPhone may sport three-lens camera system to boost image qualitymike1 said:racerhomie3 said:I have used the iPhone X & it does feel like the future.
But I just like the home button so much. I feel like buying a 256GB iPhone 8 rather than a 10.
Any opinions ?
April Fools: get ready for the worst jokes in the tech industryDracarys said:andrewj5790 said:sfolax said:"April Fools" then continues to post links to his own previous articles. DED, you need to relax a little and stop being so defensive on everything.
The regular media is NOT attacking Apple, they just aren't always shining Apple as being flawless and that rubs DED the wrong way. It's a FACT that Siri is falling behind, it's a FACT that Chromebooks never went after the enterprise market (why would they? What enterprise is going to go for a web browser based OS? It makes no sense at all).
This article is so self serving that it's not even funny.
Is it a FACT (not sure why all caps is needed here) that Siri is behind? Most used, Siri. Widest install base, Siri. On a profitable platform, Siri. A voice assistant is a secondary technology, always has been ... probably always will be. Apple understands this and as such realizes it is likely only to be used in specific scenarios: in the car, on home speaker to play music, on Apple TV to ease text entry. In these scenarios it functions extremely well. Siri has been surpassed by its competitors in use cases that don’t really exist in the real world.
Again is it a FACT (Facticous Apple Countering Tale? still not sure on the all caps) chromebooks never went after enterprise? Got anything to directly support this statement. Absolutely correct it makes no sense for an web browser based OS to go after enterprise, much like it make zero sense to continue a platform that actively loses money but here we are non the less.
Apple Card outage stopping customers from paying bills [u]macxpress said:ShapeshiftingFish said:I don't mean to generalize and it's probably a short lived glitch in the case of the card, but I tend to trust Apple's services less and less. iCloud is very messy for me with erratic syncing (drive, photos), needing several sign ins and outs on numerous devices; Music is crappy comparing with, say, Spotify, borderline offensive in recommendations and discovery; TV+ is mostly dull with original content seemingly committee based (more so than the competitors), like "let's be edgy, but at all cost inclusive and not offensive". The hardware is mostly still well behaved, so I'm still all in on that front, but I am actively eyeing the alternatives for the first time in several years, just to have a quick backup option. I now a have a second (Android) phone and am using duplicate services (contacts, calendar, notes, photos etc.). And for work, learning the alternative options that work on Windows (Premiere vs. Final Cut, Ableton vs. Logic). I love the idea of tight integration, Apple style, and until very recently I was exclusively Apple-everything. But lately I've been feeling uneasy with that approach. Always have a backup plan and a redundant second everything (romantic partners not strictly implied in that scheme).
Channel checks, sales data on HomePod likely as wrong as it was about Apple Watch in 2015zroger73 said:I'm on my second HomePod since launch. The first one had a problem where Siri became hard of hearing after hours/days of use. Apple refunded my money and I bought another one at a retail store. Unfortunately, it does exactly the same thing. When Siri starts going deaf, all I have to do is unplug the HomePod and plug it back in and the operation returns to "perfection"...for hours or days. Apple couldn't solve my problem with the first one, so they refunded my money. They haven't been able to figure out why the second one does the same thing, either. All I get is escalations to another department who calls back a few days later and I go through the same "infinite loop". I had hopes the 11.3 update would resolve this issue, but it didn't. I also don't like how Siri answers me too loudly at times and too softly at others independent of the volume setting. The sound quality is impressive, but the voice control makes the product too frustrating for me. My "workaround"? I plugged the HP into a digital timer that turns off the power for one minute each day.
When it works, it's well worth the $349 I paid for it. However, having to cycle the power to get it to work is unacceptable. I find myself using my Amazon Echo devices more often. Even though the sound quality is much lower, Alexa doesn't have a hearing problem.
iPhone replacement cycles slowing down to four years, pose threat to services, analyst say...kitatit said:wood1208 said:4 years replacement cycle sounds unreasonable. People go at most 2 1/2 to 3 years most.
It’s always been a case of you couldn’t give me an Android for free but the thought of switching to Android has actually crossed my mind now.
My iPhone 6 is looking like a 5year upgrade cycle.
Figuring $1,100 for a new iPhone XS Max, that comes out to $18 a month or less over its life cycle.
Apple leads the entire US PC market in consumer satisfactionmagman1979 said:Have as much experience as I do with ALL of the other brands listed, and knowing how shitty they are, I find it astonishing the index value between them is that close!
I can only think of two possibilities why that is...
1) This data is "sponsored", which is often the case, or
2) The majority of consumers really have become so inept that they cannot tell the differences, and we've firmly moved into the "it's good enough" mentalityI think it's because the people polled only have experience with one product. Once upon a time I was a Windows guy and I just accepted the countless annoyances and let downs as the price paid for using technology. It was only after switching to my first Apple computer (iMac with first Intel processor) did I realize exactly how poor the Windows/PC experience truly was. This poll likely looks like this:1) 70% people who have only used Windows/PC's. They don't know there are greener pastures, so they compare barren fields to one another and try to find the best one.2) 20% people who have only used Mac. These people have only resided in green pastures so they really don't know how much better they have it then those in the barrens.3) 10% people who were Windows and are now Mac. These people can truly appreciate the difference and the overall experience allows them to overlook small issues as they know how bad the alternative is.
Analysts raise forecasts on strong iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro saleslkrupp said:If we don’t believe them when they predict doom then why would we believe when they predict sunny skies?