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  • Mark Zuckerberg calls Tim Cook's anti-Facebook retort 'glib,' defends ad-based model

  • Declining iPhone sales in India is a sign Apple is failing to adapt its business

    Seriously? Apple is failing because of cheaper competition? Bullcrap people talk always is annoying... Apple's pricing relative to rest of the world and India is the issue - a 999$ Note 9 sells for 999$ equivalent in India but a 999$ Iphone Xs sells for 1400$ in India, the new macbook air is almost twice as expensive as the old one it replaces in India, it is infact cheaper to buy a non-touchbar retina macbook pro in India, the one that was never updated this year. India isn't a poor country, neither is the country behind cheap products but we are not stupid enough to invest crap loads of money for no reason... Just a foot note - iPhone Xr, starts at 1050$ in India and they wonder why they can't crack the market...
    Shouldn't you do your own research before blabbering? A quick search shows the the higher pricing is because of protective measures of Indian market and Apple not having a manufacturing facility there. ( Are you saying that Apple should open a charity for India and compromise on the margin? Brilliant way to "crack a market", eh? Sell for a loss, if need be because we HAVE to sell to India and China. I wonder how much $$ does the India market spend on the App Store? If it wasn't for the dumb Wall Street expectation of growth, Apple shouldn't even target India and China.
  • Nevada man thanks Siri for surviving serious Jeep crash

    MacPro said:
    iPhones are designed to call emergency services even without activation or when roaming on different networks.
    Huh? All cellphones ever built can call 911 without activation or when roaming on different networks. iPhones are nothing special.

    It's why we pay a 911 tax (at least in Canada, I'm not sure about you in the US.) The 911 call is routed through Bell Canada's network (ie, here in Canada, I'm not sure who carries it in the US) I once read. So Bell should be getting some of that 911 tax money in compensation for carrying those emergency calls.
    Before Apple introduced Siri and the others copied, how exactly would you, if paralyzed, call 911?
    Its Canada. Just say "Please" first...
  • Apple disables Group FaceTime as it works on privacy bug fix

    Yes, let's fire the CEO for a "bug" that is sold as products from Google, Amazon, and Facebook that are eavesdropping 24/7. Makes sense - a software error means they cannot POSSIBLY be serious about privacy!
    markbyrn said:
    Mr. Cook grandstands as social activist and prattles on about privacy while his bungling engineers have turned the iPhone into a remotely controlled eavesdropping device.  
  • Declining iPhone sales in India is a sign Apple is failing to adapt its business

    They have been failing on cloud services for a long time. There’s only so much phones you can sell. Google and Microsoft have taken the business market through their suite of excellent collaborative tools and professional hosting services. Amazon has taken their cut on pure hosting services. Apple kept us with bare bones consumer stuff and it’s not working except for consumers who do not look for anything else. 
    Meanwhile I can’t even edit a ‘group’ of items in Keynote because I shared the file - a process that often fails a couple of times before it works.

    I’m super bearish on Apple. Their OS ecosystem is great but they have not built their company around truly scalable SaaS solutions. Tim Cook is the wrong leader for this day and age. 
    I'm trying to understand but can't comprehend what you're trying to say. Yes, Apple is intentionally not strong on social (good or bad depending on the perspective). Collaborative tools have nothing to do with a mobile device necessarily so its a discrete issue. Microsoft failed spectacularly at mobile devices. Now, if someone wants to buy discounted phones because they want the vendor to sell their information (Google) then Apple is not the right choice. The issue here is that there is a choice - if its a country known for being cheap even at the cost of privacy then a higher quality, secure phone will not get traction. There is absolutely no need to bend the model to sell to a low margin country. Porsche will not lose its mind because its not able to market a Kia competitor for the third world market.
  • Hermes has exclusive $699 AirTag Travel Tag, $570 iPhone 12 MagSafe case

    elijahg said:
    How much??? $699 for $5 of leather, $29 AirTag and $10 assembly cost? The company should be investigated for fraud, what a joke.
    You might call it excessive, extravagant, unaffordable but did you just say Hermes leather is $5 and $10 to assemble? LOL. How many Hermes products do you own to come to that conclusion? Just buy your leather products from Amazon. Just because I cannot afford a Ferrari, I'm not going to make an asinine assertion on the price of aluminum/steel used to make it.