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  • Apple: Cheap iPhone Now Appears A Certainty [View article]
    The 5c is not low cost.
    Jan 29, 2014. 12:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheap iPhone Now Appears A Certainty [View article]
    Well stated dub. You make a compelling case about Cooks future. I think Cook in some ways has tried to appeal to the Apple fan base while asking himself "What would Steve do?" The result is Apple has been slow to release new products, slower in product cycles, and has lagged in substantial upgrades to the iPhone. This most current product release that included the debut of the 64 processor, free IOS upgrades and the 5s was impressive except for the 5c. Nobody knows what the 5c is and it's sales have reflected such.
    Jan 29, 2014. 12:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheap iPhone Now Appears A Certainty [View article]
    Ed you really stirred the pot. You present an interesting perspective and apparently one that brings out religion in some folks.

    To me it's clear that whatever the 5c was supposed to do didn't happen. I agree that Apple could offer a lower end product; and do so without cannibalizing it's high devices or damaging it's image. Those that feel Apple is a high end company and love their products won't buy the low end product, but it won't make them quit buying an iPhones for android or windows phones.

    Will Apple follow your advice? I don't know. However, I think Apple would increase both market share and revenues by adding a mid to low priced phone for markets such as China and India as well as offering a large scree model for those like me that prefer a larger screen. Sure margins would be lower on a lower priced device, but if it is profitable I'm all for it. Many of the new customers would later migrate to the high end products.
    Jan 29, 2014. 03:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheap iPhone Now Appears A Certainty [View article]
    You just sound silly here. MP3 players were nothing until the iPod. The smartphone market was a tiny slice of the pie carved out by RIM (sold almost exclusively to the business market) until the iPhone, was there really a tablet market before the iPad? I don't know what made you so bitter about Apple, but it has clouded your vision.

    Look at the annual sales in $$ of MP3 players, smartphones, and tablets before Apple entered those markets and look at the sales of those devices after Apple. Now who really defined those markets in a way that made them relevant?

    Just sayin'
    Jan 29, 2014. 03:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheap iPhone Now Appears A Certainty [View article]
    @jkrywyn, you forgot to mention iTunes. Before iTunes virtually all mp3's were illegal. It was Steve Jobs that convinced the record lables to sell digital music. That was pretty huge. However, let's don't forget that the big innovations came during the rein of Mr. Jobs.
    Jan 29, 2014. 03:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheap iPhone Now Appears A Certainty [View article]
    @omdguy, are you sure that your not just cheap? What do you think when you see someone driving BMW, Mercedes, or even the over priced Honda's and Toyota's? Do you see them as idiots that could be driving a smart car or an old rambler? They all get you to where you're going?

    Or are you microsoft homey?
    Jan 29, 2014. 03:12 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford explores self-driving car features [View news story]
    I believe that gas mileage in general, but especially during rush hour, could be improved. If cars are networked and drive as a group as well as a individually we would no longer have bumper to bumper traffic driving at 5 mph in first gear. During congested conditions cars could move much faster if they worked together to let cars on and off the freeway. On a 4 lane freeway, cars could move to the left lanes for higher speeds and leave the right two lanes for entering and exiting. If you only take the freeway for a few miles then no need to move to the left 2 lanes.
    Jan 25, 2014. 02:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Apple launching two larger iPhones in 2H14, doing away with plastic [View news story]
    It would be a nice side feature for any iPad to have a built in phone, but I don't think that would even scratch the smart phone market. I love my note II, but I can still carry in a pocket whether it be back pocket, coat pocket or carpenter jeans side pocket. A tablet would not fit any pocket, so for me that would not be an attractive feature. I don't think it would be a big deal.
    Jan 23, 2014. 09:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford explores self-driving car features [View news story]
    Brilliant!! I've been saying this is the future for some time. It doesn't mean that a human can't drive the car it is an aid. With proper networking between vehicles rush hour driving can be greatly improved. Many traffic jams and are caused by the humans doing the driving. When a car needs to enter or exit the freeway communication between vehicles can make things so much better. I say override the humans in this case. How many times has another car sped up to block your access to the freeway forcing you come to a complete stop and wait for a gap?
    Jan 23, 2014. 04:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Apple launching two larger iPhones in 2H14, doing away with plastic [View news story]
    I've had a Note II phablet for a year and I love the size. I would have bought my first iPhone had they offered a larger size. I'm an Apple guy with an iPad, MacBook, iPad, and iMacs, but I wanted the larger screen and I'm okay with the Samsung. However, I do get tired of all the ad's and the occasional crash.
    Jan 23, 2014. 04:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • LinnCo enjoys third upgrade this month, shares +1.2% [View news story]
    The time to buy was last year after all the negative press and the SEC scare. LINE and LINCO haven't changed the way they do business much, but the the skies have cleared and the Berry acquisition went through. I think they paid too much for Berry, but I also think the acquisition will bear fruit and will still be a positive. Collect the div's and enjoy.
    Jan 23, 2014. 03:57 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And The Coming Leveling Of The Semiconductor Giants [View article]
    Intel wouldn't be in an oversupply situation if it offered a processor of the mobile world. An idle fab is like an idle mind, and "An idle mind is a terrible thing to waste".
    Jan 17, 2014. 03:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And The Coming Leveling Of The Semiconductor Giants [View article]
    Intel let it's arrogance leave the company in the dust of the mobile revolution. Paul Otellini certainly missed the boat on Jobs proposal. At this point I don't see Intel having a revival without a bold move like you suggest. Whether Tim Cook read the tea leaves and planned this ... I don't know. I do know that if Intel and Apple strike a deal it would be great move for both companies.

    Insightful article Ed.
    Jan 17, 2014. 03:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple - Is It Losing The Battle Of The Ecosystems? [View article]
    This article is way off base as far as I am concerned. I don't the author "gets it" and probably won't ever "get it".
    Jan 16, 2014. 04:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Reasons Why Ford Is My Favorite Long [View article]
    Then 2014 may be good time to pick up a new car for those of us considering a new vehicle.
    Jan 15, 2014. 01:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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