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Surely the record companies mentioned, Stardust and Pickwick, are culpable. They would have signed off with the online storefronts stating that they legitimately licenced the music, thereby knowingly committing deceit. I would imagine that the shift record labels have no fixed address though, and so it’s easier to hit up the big music players for the money.
Here's my script for Tim, at the 4" iPhone launch: "In 2001, Apple revolutionised the music industry with iPod. Hundreds, and then thousands of songs in your pocket. iPod Touch allowed music lovers to touch their music and interact with it in a whole new way. And today, I'm announcing that we are discontinuing the iPod. But we're replacing it with something even better. iPhone mini. Thousands of songs, the Internet in your pocket, millions of apps, Apple Music streaming, 4K camera, AND, now with free phone calls via wifi, or use a carrier's SIM and plan. And, iPhone Mini comes in a beautiful new range of colours that we think you're going to love. iPhone Mini - the new iPod, now with iPhone."
wizard69 said:I wouldn't be surprised if Apple paid up. Maybe they could win but it is pretty obvious that soneone at Apple copied the concept. As such it looks really bad if Apple is seen beating up on a startup.
I would not be surprised if the Fold never ships. The only way to fix the problem is to bin the lot and start again. There’s no way they can redesign, test, re-tool and manufacture a new case in a few months. There’s inherent problems with the design that can’t be fixed with a bandaid solution. #FoldGate
Great article, that explains to those puzzled by Apple’s recent event the importance of services. A device without content will soon become irrelevant. Imagine if Apple didn’t go into the web browser business and we had to use a clunky MS browser on iOS. This would obviously drive more customers to buy MS devices (on which the browser would no doubt somehow be faster and include more features) and systematically erode all that Apple has built. As soon as you give your opposition an inch of goodwill.... well, just look at where Android came from.