“The only words you really need to know in the statement below emailed to me by Twitter: ‘We’re concerned’…”
This is absolutely insane. In no way can this be taken as anything other than a way to push Google+.
“Believe it or not, I actually don’t hate Android.”
“What about the next 5 years? Many of the things that matter today will still matter: Hardware design, OS features and elegance, app stores, pricing, etc. But also things like cloud services, home and car integration, and mobile commerce platforms, which are in their infancy today. Those are some of the next races between Apple and Google worth watching.”
That last bit.
Who would have ever imagined, five or six years ago, that those would be the two companies that would be racing?
“Apple says the event will be about an education announcement and will take place on January 19 at the Guggenheim Museum.”
Just the Guggenheim. No big deal.
“As for Q1 2012 itself, Apple CEO Tim Cook said they were confident to have enough 4S supply to go through the holiday season, and also confirmed the company was expecting record iPhone sales for the quarter with revenue guidance set at $37 billion (Asymco’s Horace Dediu, however, expects revenue to hit $44 billion).”
Think about that number. That’s quite a bit of money.
“Either way, it’s going to be a “blow-out quarter” for iPhone sales — even if we consider Apple’s Q3 2011, the biggest ever for iPhone sales to date with 20.34 million units sold.”
Think about that number. Three phones going up against hundreds.
Think about that number.
“If you think that Amazon’s real cost to make that Kindle Fire is $201, then by all means, go to China and cobble one together yourself.”
It’s interesting that people complain about bad fruit at the grocery store. Somehow it made it from the other side of the planet before ripening, and there are many people who find that to be a problem.
I think it’s amazing.
Well, shit. My point from yesterday seems less important, now.
That’s a lot of sales on a platform that has always been known to be bad for gaming. The Mac App Store is a great way to get right in the face of your target consumer when they buy a new Mac that has the App Store sitting right in the dock.
I’ll say this much: I prefer to download apps (I rarely purchase Mac games) on the Mac App Store versus the web, if only for the convenience of the billing and updates. The former is huge for a lot of people that aren’t tech savvy. They don’t trust developers they’ve never heard of with their credit card information.
I would disagree with that.
A 20% year-over-year drop over two months, especially during the holiday season, says very bad things. The situation isn’t a burning platform, but HTC is not on the Queen Mary, either. A lot needs to be done.
Samsung was lucky to gain traction and record profits. While there may be room for HTC to do just as Samsung did, streamlining needs to occur.
The success of Samsung comes primarily from its Galaxy line, not from the plethora of phones that are not Galaxy devices. HTC doesn’t have the recognition that “Galaxy” does.
More quality. Fewer devices.
Huh, interesting. I hadn’t thought about what a big deal this is.
Of my gamer friends at school, I can’t think of a single one that owns a PC. But a bunch of them have Bootcamp installs set up in order to use Steam and play games.
Imagine all these college kids
stealing sharing their copies of Windows so they can run (real) games on their MacBook Pros.
Looks like Apple finally conquered this problem.
How long have they been doing this? Because they’ve been running ads to the contrary for some time.
“You’d be shocked how much data you use in a month,” Sprint asks in a recent television advertisement. “What happens if you go over? With Sprint, you don’t have to worry; only Sprint offers truly unlimited data.”
At least we know iPhone users won’t ever be in that 1%, because Sprint’s data speeds for the iPhone are painfully slow.