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  • Craig Federighi blasts Mac security to prop up iOS App Store

    I read his testimony and he didn’t ‘blast’ anything. He told a very factual state of things. iOS is a higher bar. macOS is not as good. Apple wants both to be better but macOS has farther to go. 

    He doesn’t  say macOS is bad just not as good on security as iOS.  What is being proposed would take iOS backwards WRT security, with which I agree strongly based on available evidence such as the state of Android. 

    Unbelievably sensational clickbait headline. 
  • 'iPhone 8' reveal delayed to November, according to South Korean supply chain sources

    Hmmm... From a Samsung Press Release /s
  • iPhone XR is topping XS & XS Max in sales, says Apple's Greg Joswiak

    usmccop said:
    asdasd said:
    Doesn't say much.  It can simultaneously be the best-selling iPhone model and not sell according to management's expectation
    However, it does contradict the analysts. 
    Doesn't contradict anything.  Having the XR be the single best-selling iPhone model since it launched and having XR productions cuts due to not selling according to management's initial expectations can simultaneously be true.

    What production cuts? None of us know if there were production cuts. This stock manipulation happens every year. Maybe there were cuts or maybe not. I’d go with the latter. 
    But suppliers do know.  And this year there's enough info coming out regarding supplier production cuts for there to be truth behind it.  Also, if you read the original CNet article, Joswiak was asked about analysts' comments with respect to production cuts and he didn't answer it.  He deflected to the same vague PR line.  Doesn't sound like confidence to me
    Several things here.  1) if there is no material deviation from Apple's 1Q guidance given last month there is no reason for Joswiak to say anything more than he did, from an SEC perspective.  Apple's history under Cook has been to ignore the short term stock market fluxations, and, as has been pointed out the stock dive only benefits Apple's repurchase process. 2) if the XR is the best selling iPhone AND its production is being cut significantly from expectations, as is being reported, then there WOULD be a material deviation from guidance since the guidance IS based on management expectations.  3) if there is a MATERIAL deviation from the guidance Apple provided it would be hugely in Apple's best interest to provide revised guidance at this point and could be argued strongly that they must provide it, under SEC regulations.

    Under Cook, and for the most part under Jobs, Apple has been very up front with public information and not played games (think Musk and Tesla). 
  • Fake Apple stocks are starting to trade on various blockchain platforms

    Yet another pyramid scheme. Selling items with no intrinsic value and depending on the next purchaser to bails you out. 
  • Apple developers can't escape the 30% toll, because the lawyers took it

    eightzero said:
    You can always go to a different lawyer that works for less. Just like you can go to the other App store to sell apps for the Apple products they are designed for. Right?
    Yep.  Its spelled 'A', 'N', 'D', 'R', 'O', 'I', 'D'.  The best phone/lawyers (30%+) or the rest.
  • Apple's latest iOS 9.3 update 'bricks' some older iPads, making them unusable

    I have an iPad 2 from the original build. I have this problem and contacted apple support chat and they are working on it. The case was escalated to senior Eng. And they will be back in touch tomorrow. 
  • How to get more from Mojave's updated Dock or learn how to replace it entirely

    Have to say I disagree with the comments calling the recently used area a waste.  This is one of my favorite features of the updated Dock.  Since I use command-space to open apps that I don't used enough to put in the Dock its nice that  they then appear in the Recent area, for a while.  Which is great as if I use them I'm more likely to use them again in the near term.  
  • Lack of 'creativity and enthusiasm' prevented big tech antitrust law overhaul

    It would be nice the the interviewee actually said something substantive. “ They've been allowed to acquire competitors, destroy competitors, favor their own goods and services, engage in very anti-competitive conduct”. Every company in the world does that. It’s called competition and running a business, successfully. It’s only deigned to be a problem when one company has a monopolistic position in a given market. No where in this article, and presumably in the interviewee’s responses do they address why any of these companies are monopolies, and in what market. I believe a good argument can be made that Google is a monopoly in search, that FB is in social media. Beyond that I don’t see it for the tech companies. Amazon certainly isn’t in online retail as there are numerous competitors large and small. Walmart is a significantly bigger company in retail than Amazon. Apple certainly is not a monopoly in phones or apps as they remain the smaller player in both markets. They just provide such service that they get the profitable sectors of those markets. AWS might be in web services,  but I doubt it given google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Rackspace, etc.