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kkqd1337 said:I wonder how successful Apple Services would be if you were given a choice of whether or not to use them.
Roll on antitrust.Apple appears to be subsiding them all to strengthen its ecosystem. Most of Apple’s Services revenue comes from Google and app subscriptions.
lkrupp said:The only thing about DED’s editorials is that he is a sort of Don Quixote fighting windmills. The tech media doesn’t like Apple, they never have and never will. Apple is anathema to most tech writers, geeks, nerds, and many AI commenters. For this crowd Apple shouldn’t even exist and they cannot accept that it does. No other big tech company triggers so much hate and vitriol, not even Google. The knives are constantly out looking for potential ways to take Apple down. If there’s even a glimmer of hope for a failure of some sort it is trotted out like a prize catch. So fight on, Mr. Dilger but I doubt you will change any minds, especially here in AI forums.
avon b7 said:China doesn't need Apple. Not a little. Not much. Not a lot and of course definitely not 'desperately' .
That is a very strange claim to make.
China can get by without Apple at all. Very easily.
Apple is just another manufacturer assembler. One of many. It provides jobs, brings in revenue, just like thousands of other companies in China.China needs Apple so much it just lowered taxes to keep its affluent citizens buying iPhones to drive its economy. China isn't doing the same with other industries it doesn't think it needs. It's not supporting foreign carmakers. It does not offer any support to Google or Facebook or Uber etc.
sdw2001 said:Let's hope the recovery is quick. My concern is several states (like mine) remaining on lockdown the both the curve has been crushed (not flattened) but the evidence is starting to show extended lockdown does more harm than good. We can't recover until business can open, even if that initially means no dine-in and pubic gathering initially, followed by distancing , followed by more normalcy through the summer. Hard to recover when you're still under stay-at-home orders like we are in PA, NJ, DE, MD, etc.
firelock said:“ without a functional public health system”
Oh please. I generally like DED articles but this is just a hyperbolic political screed.