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jmey267 said:Good, China is playing a game of chicken that they will loose. Manufactures will leave their country and they depend on the US for so much of their exports this is a loose loose situation for them.
China has to weight if Apple leaves most likely they may not come back, especially for non China market products since you can not sell no Chinese made products without high duties places on them.
1STnTENDERBITS said:ronn said:1STnTENDERBITS said:ronn said:gatorguy said:red oak said:wanderso said:Seems that Apple might have wanted to wait a few more weeks to settle.
But as long as the FTC wins at the end, it will not matter. The contract will get torn upDoesn't the ruling mandate that:"...Qualcomm must negotiate or renegotiate license terms with customers in good faith under conditions free from the threat of lack of access to or discriminatory provision of modem chip supply or associated technical support or access to software."Which could give Apple a leg up on redoing the contract.
aaronsullivan said:maestro64 said:Yep, no surprise here and most likely the reason QCOM and Apple settle out of court. With this ruling QOM would not have been in a good position with negotiating deal with Apple.
This loss for QCOM means Intel may have gotten what they needed from QCOM at a reasonable cost which would have gotten Apple what they needed from Intel. QCOM could not afford this especially with rumors of Apple making their own modem chips which most likely will end up in the SOC. The QCOM deal with Apple killed the relationship with Intel which means that Intel does not have a big customer for the modem chip thus the reason we now hearing Intel may shut it all down.
If you think Apple lost in the deal think again. The decision today is going to cost QCOM a lot of money, at least now they have long term deal with Apple and Apple got what they need directly from the main source without having to work with third parties. There is a lot more going on here than what is obvious and public.
lkrupp said:22july2013 said:Should I buy a new iPhone now, before prices are hiked?
macgui said:maestro64 said:rob53 said:Is there a reason Apple went with MasterCard instead of Visa? Lower costs?
As for interest, the information Barry Sanders presents is eye opening. Credit card companies are legal loansharks and there’s no reason why GS or Apple should be charging so much.
The primary reason CC interest rates are so high is due to the fact so many people default on their CC payments. The people who pay the high interest are just funding the bad behavior of other people. In my case i am not funding those people bad behavior, I can keep cash in the market and extra 30 days and get 1% or 2% interest, and get paid 1% to 5% for using the card. So the people paying the high interest are funding me to use the card.
However, people funding bad behavior also make it possible for others to make money by using using the CC judiciously, buying only what you can afford. I have taken advantage over the years of various '__________ days same as cash' and other zero interest offers. Most of them stated they were only available to those with 'approved' credit, though I suspect they hoped you missed a payment.
I'm also curious about Apple choice of MC over Visa, not that I see or know of any advantage of one over the other.
Also you know the government, now requires CC companies to cancle your card if you do not use it for two years. So you have to use then otherwise it will be cancelled.