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randominternetperson said:ktappe said:Metriacanthosaurus said:
Latency is a far bigger problem than actual bandwidth these days. The focus should shift to improving that.
Agree, but the current administration is working to strip the FCC from any monitoring or oversight of networks. So don't count on the issue being resolved anytime soon.
I never looked to the FCC to improve the quality of service or bandwidth or speed of mobile networks. That's what market competition is for, right?
lmac said:Self fulfilling prophecy. Macs are not upgraded because demand is low. Demand is low because Macs are not upgraded. Apple doesn't care about its 20 billion dollar Mac business, because it has a 150 billion dollar phone business. But I think this is short sighted. Apple could gain a lot of respect and r&d experience by continuing to advance the most powerful and easiest to use computers in the world. That's worth more than just money.
While most of this is speculation since neither I nor anyone here on the site (probably) cannot see into the minds of Apple management, this is what I as a customer see and feel. If indeed the article is right and Apple is starving groups of consumers with intent then they are playing a dangerous game, because once you lose a market completely (especially a pro market) it will become hard for Apple to convince users to return just like that.