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rs9 said:Everyone knows in the industry that Samsung shamelessly copied the Iphone. However Apple based it suit that it affected Apples bottom line. For the last 13 years Apple has been in an upswing; the most recent quarter we learned Apple made a little less that $18 billion in profit. Apples contention that it hurt its bottom line, doesn't hold water. What Apple needs to do is completely break ties with Samsung if its even possible.
rogifan_old said:I think there are four things driving iPhone:
I'd like to see Apple release a flagship 4" phone and then see what percent of
- Longer replacement cycles as smartphones have become good enough and improvements are now largely incremental.
- Higher prices due to FX impacting demand
- Apple perhaps overestimating the % of the install base that wanted larger screen iPhone
- Intangible; some people just don't like the 6 series for whatever reason
mj web said:Here's hoping it works without an iPhone, retains longer battery life, and isn't as chunky looking.
rob53 said:I can see the work being done for self-driving cars as helping both simple and complex navigation and assisted driving (like self parking and automated braking) features but I just don't see self-driving vehicles being allowed or even working on most streets and freeways for many decades. I grew up with the Jetsons and their futuristic modes of transportation. I liked how self-driving vehicles were portrayed in iRobot but this movie also showed that humans need to continue to be responsible for their actions. I just can't see the vast majority of people giving up their ability to drive their own car, putting their life in the hands of a computer controlled car, especially after the fiasco in the Patriots and Broncos game yesterday. No, I'm not blaming Microsoft (haha) but I'm sure these self-driving cars will end up being in constant contact with some kind of distributed/centralized "driving" computer that ends up monitoring and coordinating all the vehicles on the road. This is the part that worries me the most.