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  • US denies Apple tariff relief on remaining five Mac Pro parts

    Given Apple has not offered full pricing on the New Mac Pro, any tariffs are easily absorbed or mitigated across the higher models whose pricing was previously unknown.
  • Apple Arcade is here, play over 100 exclusive titles for $4.99 a month

    Sounds like any new release of a platform. Unless you like tattoos... come back in a week or two and wait for the dust to settle. 
  • Apple sells $7B in debt in first bond offer since $285B cash repatriation [u]

    Are they going after the negative bonds appearing in European markets recently?

    An old mentor of mine said the best money to spend was someone else’s, especially if it’s free. 
  • Apple quietly bought $17B more after record high $24B Q2 stock repurchase [u]

    avon b7 said:
    avon b7 said:

    As for leading the tech industry. I disagree.
    Well invest all your money in Spotify and Netflix and Samsung and commodity cloud providers and stop posting your genius ideas for free on Internet forums. 

    Clearly you know so much. If only Apple knew what you did. We bow before your great intellect you wise man of incredible logic and foresight. 

    I’m only surprised you didn’t spend more time explaining how much you love Huawei. 
    How about first supporting the comment that led to my post?

    How is Apple already leading the tech industry? That is baloney and I only mentioned the tip of the iceberg!

    Let's be realistic.

    If Apple had had the foresight, it would have snapped up Netflix long ago instead of having to invest billions - for other companies - to provide content and try to establish itself in yet another saturated market!

    Are you implying that Apple wasn't late to streaming? Where was the foresight? Spotify since 2008. Apple Music since 2015. Apple chose a different path originally. Just like with screen size.

    The reality is that even a few short years ago Apple had no idea what it was going to do or where it was headed. It was firmly entrenched in iPhone and trying to leverage services more profitably. It had Apple TV as a hobby, the Mac business and iPad. Then Apple Watch - CE! The tech industry spans far more than CE!

    It hoarded (thanks to iPhone) and that's fine but don't try to make claims that don't even begin to hold water. However much you love Apple.

    When Apple starts producing cutting edge technology from the top right down to the bottom and impacting a far broader swathe of technologies, you might be able to make such claims but right now they are completely out of place. 

    Instead of going on the attack, explain why you feel you can make those affirmations and then we will see how your explanations hold up.
    You are so lost in the woods it’s not even funny. Why didn’t Apple buy Netflix or get into services earlier? Because they were too busy raking in money hand over fist. As in, in biblical proportions. As in, selling the most successful product in human history. A once in a lifetime product. There simply wasn’t no reason, manpower or time to spend on less profitable enterprises like those much smaller companies and their one-trick ponies. Plenty of time to add services later after building up a huge and loyal customer base — one with income to spend. 

    “But streaming!” rolleyes

    Your views on how Apple screwed this up just show a person completely clueless on Apple, or an agenda-based position. Mind boggling. 
    He’s not clueless, he just doesn’t understand R&D, operations, sales, and profit margins. 
  • Indie game 'Journey' hits the App Store with no fanfare

    zimmie said:
    Apple TV snubbed again.
    I'm about 90% sure they're waiting for tvOS 13's broader controller support. Once that hits, I bet we will see an update to Sky and Journey bringing both to the Apple TV. It's only ~two months out.

    I'd hope so but at the same time Sky was supposed to release YEARS before that announcement.
    Well, promises are broken quite often in game development. Apple’s ridiculous AppleTV Remote requirements should never have happened.  tvOS13’s third party controller support is going to unleash a wave of new releases on the ATV market. Granted most of it will be older titles being ported given the hardware limitations alongside the new Arcade releases. And yet I still wonder if we won’t see new hardware to support Apple Arcade.