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  • Why Xiaomi Is Not A Threat To Apple [View article]
    You're missing a key point that actually backs up your case. Xiami would have a problem selling its devices in any major Western Economy on the grounds of patent laws. It rips off every major manufacturer and has only be launched in PRC, HK, Singapore and India.

    That said I'd buy one in an instant if they could legally sell one and take off its Xiami skin.
    Jan 19, 2015. 11:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Setback In Education Presents A Cloud Opportunity [View article]
    Dude, hold your tongue cos you look like an idiot.

    Apple, in particular Tim Cook & Luca Maestri use IDC numbers when it suits them.

    Don't believe me? Look at the transcript of the latest July 2014 earnings call from Apple.

    Of note, Maestri refers to IDC's numbers (presumably as a credible source) in the very educational market that is the subject of this discussion.
    Dec 10, 2014. 11:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple Watch And Its $11 Billion Impact On Earnings In One Year [View article]
    Wow $11 billion. That's based on how many data points of sales?
    Dec 9, 2014. 10:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 And Android Value [View article]
    As if your 1267 comments are jammed full of data. A quick look through your comment history suggests otherwise

    Getalife GotLife
    Sep 12, 2014. 08:12 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone 6 And Android Value [View article]
    My gut feel is that Samsung's loss at the high end of the market is a gain for the $200-$300 space - people trading down on price for basically the same spec within Android (Nexus, Moto G, Xiami)
    Sep 11, 2014. 08:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Hasn't Solved The Smart Watch Dilemma [View article]
    Heathen! Damn thee! May your mother smoke roll ups for the rest of her life ;-)
    Sep 10, 2014. 01:58 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon in talks with O2 to become Fire phone's exclusive U.K. provider [View news story]
    Wow, what a feather for 02's cap. Short their stock.
    Sep 8, 2014. 03:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple announces new security features; appeals hiring lawsuit [View news story]
    See if you can put the words in the correct order:

    "Door" "Bolted", "Shut" "Horse" "After".

    Aren't this upgrades "Internet Security 101"?
    Sep 5, 2014. 05:14 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fresh highs for Apple as payments reports dissected; eBay slips [View news story]
    Perhaps in the US where Chip & Pin penetration rates are 10 years behind Europe and Asia. Here in Sweden, there are about 4 mobile platforms in play. The winner will be the ones that offer (i) the banks complete security (ii) the customer low transaction costs (less than 0.5%) and universal acceptance.
    Sep 2, 2014. 03:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone 6: Size Matters [View article]
    Agree with you an all but the China point. Apple and Samsung are both dead ducks in China. Local manufacturers will continue to dominate market share on price and protection afforded by the Chinese government.

    Mi 3 is good example of $200 phone
    Sep 2, 2014. 11:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Satellites: Hovering Over Billions Of Potential New Users [View article]
    I may be going off on a tangent but weren't the Iridium Satellite Patents part of the legacy portfolio that Google retained after they sold their Motorola stake to Lenovo or did they go to the other (non-Google) part of Motorola, Motorola Solutions?
    Jun 9, 2014. 04:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPhone 6: How Apple Kills Off Samsung To Dominate Android [View article]
    @Hank890 "Interestingly, in the BRIC countries where AAPL iPhone growth was so strong last quarter,.....people are dropping Android devices in favor of the 3 yr old iPhone 4."

    Citation please. I'm curious as to your source particularly in China. Even 9to5Mac shows iPhone market share falling in China.
    May 6, 2014. 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPhone 6: How Apple Kills Off Samsung To Dominate Android [View article]
    Android continues to dominate and grows worldwide although both Samsung and Apple are losing market share to cheaper handset manufacturers.

    The iPhone has always had potential with China Mobile and always will have potential. Sadly Tim Cook dropped the ball on that one.
    May 5, 2014. 09:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Continue To Dominate Set-Top Boxes [View article]
    Chromecast can be used across all three OS, is about a fifth the size of AppleTV, and doesn't require an extra "in sight" box (i.e. can be hidden away in an HDMI port)

    Please explain "why it's like a dog.." cos at the moment your statement looks like baseless conjecture coming from a sheep?
    Apr 6, 2014. 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Continue To Dominate Set-Top Boxes [View article]
    We have AppleTV, Roku and Chromecast. Roku is a dead duck as far as we're concerned. AppleTV is used to "mod" the children's gaming TV as the TV has no imbedded internet connectivity and Chromecast gets pride of place of the family 55" screen. Chromecast wins on size and form. Moreover, can be used across devices (phone, tablet, laptop) and OS (Android, Windows & IOS).

    ....oh did I mention it comes in at about 35 bucks :-)
    Apr 5, 2014. 03:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment