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  • Apple still dominates tablet sales in contracting market

    The Samsung tablets are definitely nice hardware. Very nice and incredible for the price. 
    However, I cannot fathom why anyone would buy an Android based tablet. We complain about ipadOS, but really, Android in a tablet is just… weak. And then there is the way apps work.

    maybe because I use an iPad for actual work purposes my view is a little distorted, and most of these tablet buyers are doing so to just watch Netflix. I also suspect this list includes e-readers.
    Diletantewatto_cobra
  • Apple collects nearly all of the profit in the worldwide smartphone market

    I guess in the other category Samsung I presume.
    Which means of course, that Apple (and Samsung) are pretty much the only phones sold at a high margin, which in turn translates into high profit. It isn’t just a mark of volume (well, 14% market share is reasonably popular), but how big a difference there is between costs and wholesale price. And to completely beat out everyone else on margins.
    In the end, we are all paying for this metric.
    FileMakerFellerwatto_cobra
  • Unopened first-gen iPhone expected to fetch $50,000 at auction

    brianjo said:
    laytech said:
    Apple did not shrink wrap products like that. So dodgy.
    Yeah, they used to shrink wrap their products back then like this.

    Of course, if you are spending $50K on an 'unopened' box, are you going to open it to confirm that it hasn't been resealed?
    That reminds me of a Big Bang Theory episode.  
    FileMakerFellerwatto_cobra
  • Paramount+ and Showtime streaming services are merging

    Never a viable stand alone model. At best churn in and churn out. Meanwhile, losing licensing revenues from more viable streamers. But, MBA weenies have to jump on the latest bandwagon to climb the greasy pole. As long as they have moved on before the proverbial hits the fan, they get to stay clean.

    ps, I doubt at this stage Apple TV+ is a serious competitor. Still some years to go for its business model to be competitive.
    FileMakerFellermbenz1962
  • Here's why you don't put an AirTag on your dog's collar

    Imagine the journey that could be observed on a n AirTag on a wandering beagle.  

    Especially the red baron.
    watto_cobratimpetusFileMakerFellerAlex1N