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brucemc said:No, we are not copying Apple in the naming. We named the larger version the "Plus", because it is obvious there is no other name it could be called. All trolls everywhere immediately began vehemently nodding their heads.
So you think Samsung "copied" the plus naming convention from Apple??? Samsung is using Plus in naming their devices for many years already. Samsung SII plus was released in 2013 - just to give an example. There are MANY more Samsung phones with plus naming convention, much before iPhone 6 plus came in late 2014. In fact, Samsung releases so many phones with so many names every year, it is very difficult to come up with a new name which does not have any resemblance to any of the existing Samsung phones. You can accuse ANY OEM of copying name from Samsung phones blindly and it would not be far off from the truth. To claim that Samsung is copying name from Apple is - pure ignorance and lack of knowledge.
Bad news for the 5 people using this iKnockoff.
I remember my Apple hater friend(who thinks he's the smartest person in the world) praised Windows Phones for intergrating XBox Live accounts.
Seriously though, Microsoft can still support and develop new phones even with 1% marketshare. They waved the white flag back when they had something like 5% marketshare. Apple never folded under this kind of pressure. Shows how feeble these companies really are.
1. Since when did Windows phones become knock offs?
2. Apple never gave up with 5% market share - true. But why would they give up when they have the most valuable TOP 5% of the market? And why shouldn't Microsoft give up when they had the least valuable bottom 5% of the market?
JWSC said:The epic economic mismanagement of the Indian economy continues. Apple needs to keep expectations low here for the foreseeable future.
I wonder what council member Rathin Roy uses for his personal mobile phone? Just wondering if it’s a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ scenario.foggyhill said:Modi is heading India towards authoritarianism and graft and corruption in India has been on the way up. So, that just means they want to be greased even harder.The Indian market is very heavily protected by tariffs which means Indians have to pay an exorbitant price for extremely shoddy goods (that's what the lack of competition means). Supposedly tariffs protect the small players but in fact its a gift to the big companies who have complete control of the Indian market and can charge whatever they want. Only the richest or the rich can afford the to buy the highest quality goods from all sources .darkvader said:India has an election coming up next year.Hopefully the people will realize what a horrible mistake they made with Modi, and toss him out.And I'm not talking about Apple here, I'm talking about how absolutely horrible he is for the country. Religious extremists do not belong in government, no matter what religion it is. And he's intent on wrecking the economy.
I am from India and I agree with the above comments. The larger question remains - Do majority of Indians understand this? I don't know an answer to that question right now. We will come to know about it in another 8 months (May-2019 elections). Our PM Modi has been a divisive force, so I won't be surprised if some of the long timers (AnantKSundaram, BestKeptSecret etc) from India in this forum disagree with me and above comments.
We (people of India) are a long way to go in terms of maturity in upholding/implementing the spirit of democracy. Recently our Supreme court made very good verdicts on contentious issues (decriminalizing homosexuality, adultery as crimes), but MAJORITY of the people are criticizing the Supreme Court, without even understanding what the cases were about and what was the rationale behind SC's verdict. So it is going to be a long journey towards change for the better in my country.
How come a strategy which was good for investors in the last 10 years became bad for the same investors in a matter of 3 months??? It is not as if Apple has changed their strategy with respect to the quality/longevity of the iPhones dramatically in the last 3 months. This editorial is beating around the bush, without addressing the core issues.
Here's some more "oxymorons" I've noticed from the iKnockoff crowd:
"Apple is too expensive"
But criticizes Apple for not adding more to the XR. Like how it needs a 1080p screen(for some reason), OLED etc. which would drive the price much higher.
So you're asking for more? iPhone XR starting at $899? Better idea?
iPhone XR is the most popular iPhone right now(according to APPLE not the Verge or some fat youtuber). So not sure why you're denying the facts while giving your opinions?
Disagree with what I say and need proof??? Don't look anywhere beyond last quarter original/revised guidelines, Apple CEO's letter to investors, unusual heavy promotions this year which was NOT seen in previous years.
So the customers have spoken. If you ran Apple, guidance would have been much worse since you believe Apple should have erased most of their XR profit.
"iPhone 5c is a failure" deja vu?
"Xr outsold the other X models" - It is pure PR talk, which doesn't mean much. With its lower price compared to Xs and Xs Max, It was obvious from the beginning that Xr would outsell Xs and Xs Max. That is besides the point. The key questions are:
1. What was the expected total number of Xr units that Apple expected to sell during the Oct-2018 to Dec-2018 quarter?
2. Did it meet those Apple's own expectations (Not some random analysts or internet blogger's expectations)????
Customers have spoken? Really? Then, why did Apple miss "its own guidance"????
zroger73 said:Wow. They've got a boatload of configurations for sale this round. I wonder where all these are coming from?
Surely they don't keep finding unsold piles of new, old stock.
Then again, the one I ordered and received a few weeks ago was most definitely new-in-box, but it was covered with a layer of dust so thick you couldn't see through it. It has been sitting in a dirty environment for a while.
tmay said:canukstorm said:Who knows, maybe it isn't too late to count MS out of the mobile device segment:
Latko said:So. Bezels will continue to perplex us in their sheer beauty and significance. In relative sense, they’ve even grown.Because ? After spending 20 billions on R&D there’s no more 5k left for a modern mini design ?Anyway, kudo’s for finding some antiquated AutoCad machine for Joni to reload his 7+ year old designs (via floppy disk/AppleTalk or whatever)
davgreg said:Not the iPad mini I would prefer, but am glad Apple has invested in and updated the line.
Would like to see an LTE iPad mini that can tie to the Apple Watch and function as a phone (not by 3rd party app, but from a cell carrier) with the newer iPad Pro design and the newer pencil. Yes it would cost more. So what?
Yes it would cost more. So what? - There would be less number of potential buyers to target, which in turn increases the cost for Design/Build/QA efforts to be higher for EACH unit, which in turn increases cost further, making the product unviable. Is it hard to understand? In my view, Apple has done everything (Features, pricing) near perfect with respect to iPad Mini 5. Hoping that the sales are higher, making sure that Apple would update it once in 2 years at least in future.