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  • Actually, there is something new about Apple's upcoming iPhone 7

    Daniel understands Apple, the market, and the failings of the other computers just about better than anyone I've read. Which is particularly interesting because his politics, as he has expressed many times, put him so far to the Left that he should be allergic to everything Apple is actually doing. To wit, these fundamental, core, small 'c' conservative traits:

     -- profit, not market share
    -- relentless, iterative innovation
    -- relentless focus on doing a few things well
    -- ability to say 'no'
    -- long term thinking on markets, immediate attention to detail
    -- making sure a product works (not a beta) before putting it on the market
    -- treating employees well
    -- demanding results from employees, not art, concepts, intentions or good feelings

    These are small 'c' conservative (not Republican, Tory, Liberal, or Socialist). These are timeless fundamentals; do these well and you have a successful company. Apple is doing all these things and has consistently done so under Jobs II and Cook; they didn't do these things with Scully or the Diesel and suffered as a result. Perhaps Daniel isn't as liberal/socialist as he thinks he is.
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  • Actually, there is something new about Apple's upcoming iPhone 7

    Daniel understands Apple, the market, and the failings of the other computers just about better than anyone I've read. Which is particularly interesting because his politics, as he has expressed many times, put him so far to the Left that he should be allergic to everything Apple is actually doing. To wit, these fundamental, core, small 'c' conservative traits: -- profit, not market share -- relentless, iterative innovation -- relentless focus on doing a few things well -- ability to say 'no' -- long term thinking on markets, immediate attention to detail -- making sure a product works (not a beta) before putting it on the market -- treating employees well -- demanding results from employees, not art, concepts, intentions or good feelings These are small 'c' conservative (not Republican, Tory, Liberal, or Socialist). These are timeless fundamentals; do these well and you have a successful company. Apple is doing all these things and has consistently done so under Jobs II and Cook; they didn't do these things with Scully or the Diesel and suffered as a result. Perhaps Daniel isn't as liberal/socialist as he thinks he is.
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  • Apple's iPhone is no Blackberry: a closer look at AI and the world's biggest company

    Another big if to consider, if one were to postulate that the Amazon/Google/Facebook (AGF) groups were to "perfect" voice-based AI, is that they destroy Apple only if they can generate some insurmountable lead with that technology: that people will flock to the new AGF voice-based products in a way that Apple can't manage to replicate. As Daniel points out, Apple usually is NOT the first to a new technology. So it's possible that AGF will beat them to practical voice-based computing. But what really matters is what Apple Labs has cooking that none of us (NONE of us) know about. If Apple is buying key tech, integrating it into product, and then -- in about two years after AGF has their products about -- comes out with some new voice-based computing, home, and mobile products that have the usual Apple sauce (style, convenience, integration, cool factor), what then? Apple grows bigger, and AGF begins to look a lot like Nokia, Microsoft and Blackberry, that's what. I don't think Apple is stupid. They know voice-based computing is a big idea. They've been working on and improving Siri. Apple may be getting big enough, with 110,000 employees, that it can't move quickly, but they're NOT an in-fighting, narcissistic Microsoft, a flighty, hummingbird-focus Google, or a one-trick pony Facebook. Steve Jobs always understood that the different between an artist and a business is that the latter delivered a product. I think Apple will deliver.
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