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  • Steve Wozniak 'can't tell the difference' between iPhone 12 and iPhone 13

    hucom2000 said:
    WHO CARES what this guy thinks? Why does the media (including AI) give him all of this attention? What has he accomplished since that gives him credibility? Seriously…
    He has to try to stay in he news so he can continue to charge his $120,000+ speaking fees for an hour or so presentation. 
  • Apple's record $83.4B Q4 misses Wall Street expectations

    Simply astonishing numbers. 
    $1 billion per day in revenue
    … for a full year
    … during a global pandemic
    … that's hindered global manufacturing
    … during a global pandemic
    … and hit global supply chains hard
    … during a global pandemic
    … and during a shortage of silicon
    … during a global pandemic
    … while pushing the frontiers of SoC design
    … during a global pandemic
    … while substantially switching the Mac product line
    … during a global pandemic

    Apple has about 1,000,000,000 credit cards on file. If on average, everyone spends $1 per day, that's $1 billion per day or $365 billion per year. The formula has scaled for at least 10 years now.

    Buck-A-Day business plan.

    AAPL long.
    Happily AAPL long.
  • Apple Watch Series 7 will be hard to find when it launches

    I think what you meant to write was:
    "Apple Watch Series 7 may be hard to find when it launches"

  • No, Nirvana's 'Nevermind' baby won't trigger Apple's CSAM detection

    An infant in a pool is hardly pornographic and certainly not "sexual exploitation". Blind Faith's cover photo on their eponymous 1969 album is far more sexual and far more exploitative by any possible measure. Yet the 'victim' Mariora Goschen, who was paid a measly £40, is quoted in the linked article as saying "… when people tell me they can remember what they were doing when they first saw the cover, and the effect it had on them, I’m thrilled to bits.”
  • How Tim Cook reshaped Apple in his first decade as CEO

    I was in the dealer channel for more than a quarter of a century.

    Tim Cook saved Apple in the late 90s.
    Steve Jobs received the (public) credit.

    In the late 90s, Apple sometimes had upwards of 6 months of inventory. New products were announced at high retail prices while older products received the predictable price drops in an attempt to clear out inventory. Savvy people didn't buy the new models at launch. They waited a few months for the inevitable price drop. Lather, rinse repeat. About a year after Cook arrived, Apple once boasted about their inventory being measured in hours, rather than days, weeks, or months. I recall thinking that Tim's JIT system was one flat tire or flooded out highway away from being disrupted. Anyway, I've credited Tim Cook for Apple's turnaround since the late 90s. He wasn't alone and I'm sure he received the credit he deserves from within Apple, but he was the special sauce giving flexibility and flavour to what Jobs was offering.

    Kudos to Tim Cook.