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  • How China Will Take A Bite Out Of Apple's Growth Momentum  [View article]
    This article, if it says anything at all, says that the impact of a falling stock market in China on the sales of iPhones remains to be seen. I would never have figured that out.
    Aug 7, 2015. 02:12 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Music The Next Maps?  [View article]
    Another thing: Apple Music is intent on maintaining the good will of the artists, who despise Pandora and Spotify. #irespectmusic was started by Blake Morgan and is an artists' movement to use legislation that could shut down both- yes, really. Again, Apple could be not only left standing with the full endorsement of content creators who feel fairly compensated and promoted.
    Jul 29, 2015. 04:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple set to pay $450M after losing e-book appeal; Apple Music goes live  [View news story]
    You keep talking about rounded corners as if Apple claimed the idea was proprietary. If you review the case Apple itemized the aspects of their design that cumulatively defined trade dress. The court agreed that if a competitor's phone was indistinguishable from Apple's to a consumer then indeed damages were in order. Rather lazy, aren't you?
    Jul 1, 2015. 03:18 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPad Problem And How To Solve It  [View article]
    As a graphics professional I am very interested in Adobe's efforts in creating touch versions of their apps. They have a long way to go, but they are obviously serious. If these tablet apps enable me to do some degree of my desktop work, and seamlessly integrate via Creative Cloud, I will consider the most powerful and largest iPad on the market. And then there's Paper, currently free and remarkably natural for sketching, lettering,diagramming, etc., the first after many such apps that is going somewhere. In other words, it is apps like these that can change the value proposition and definition of the iPad.
    Jun 17, 2015. 06:14 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jony Ive Was Demoted, Not Promoted, And Other Things Apple  [View article]
    CFO is a required title, it has never been invoked in the past as a position above Jony's, so it makes little sense to do it here. CDO acknowledges Ive as what he's always been: the spiritual core of Apple and a living and working visionary steeped in the culture of Apple if not one of its architects. He couldn't possibly have the relationship with Cook that he had with Jobs, but all C executives have "the DNA". The value of your article is really, I think, in questioning how a once hands-on designer awarded the oversight of others might diminish creative results. There are models for this in all design and creative agencies, with mixed results, but I think there is such a highly evolved team approach at Apple, and commonality, that an Ive less tormented by minutiae and administrative tasks will be, if anything, more effective.
    May 28, 2015. 02:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Holds China Smartphone Crown, CEO Opens Microblog  [View article]
    Barantos, I wonder if you even know what "new tech" means.
    May 13, 2015. 10:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch: What Did Apple Just Roll Out Here?  [View article]
    This is nonsensical. You're saying that Apple's design, manufacturing and standards are shoddy and barely tolerated by their customers? Apple products are great, they are successful because consumers love and use them, period.
    Apr 29, 2015. 09:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Breaking The PR Mold For Apple Watch  [View article]
    Visited the Fifth Avenue store at midday yesterday, and it is always packed, but more so on this beautiful Spring afternoon. The Watch was the core attraction but there was activity and sales everywhere. I saw an older couple trying on watches that was a type I had never associated with Apple retail before: 70-ish and obviously wealthy, the customer for high end jewelry and luxury watches. In a nutshell, this demonstrates the removal of "tech" from "tech marketing".
    Apr 13, 2015. 03:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Watch Pre-Order Sellout: Have The Pundits Underestimated Apple Again?  [View article]
    In a single demo permitted by Xerox executives, Jobs saw the mouse, Ethernet, and postscript concepts, completely unused by Xerox, and invested monumental effort in developing and bringing them to an all but non-existent consumer market. I doubt we would even know what these things are today had he not.
    Apr 10, 2015. 03:57 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple And Wearable Devices: Moving From A Want To A Need By 2020  [View article]
    I think the Watch is the greatest demonstration yet of Apple "skating to where the puck will be"- the IoT and healthcare potential in large part, but not entirely.
    Apr 9, 2015. 10:25 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • HBO Now rolls out via Apple and Cablevision  [View news story]
    I despise cable (like most people) and wait years in some cases for the content to appear on Netflix or Amazon, so I would welcome the opportunity to pay only to see Game of Thrones or whatever else interests me "a la carte". Surely this deal is an awareness by cable that millions of people- especially millennials- are cutting the cord. Nice work by Cue as usual and I look forward to the next Apple TV.
    Apr 7, 2015. 11:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Analysts Have High Hopes For The New Apple Watch  [View article]
    This is an excellent point. The luxury Panerai watch is the only One that has developed this, and it is a serious source is revenue for the company, and it has even created an industry of independent strap makers.
    Apr 4, 2015. 08:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Analysts Have High Hopes For The New Apple Watch  [View article]
    Apple only posted beautifully produced video user guides 2 days ago. They make clear the functionality and user experience of the device, and as an investor they dispelled any doubts I had about the adoption rate after consumers try one or see it in action, up close. Very bullish, now.
    Apr 4, 2015. 08:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Slow Response To Disruptive Streaming Music Market Matters  [View article]
    The subscription based model is predicated on piracy. Spotify is in the limelight for its utter failure to even remotely compensate the artists fairly, and there is nothing less than a full revolt, most conspicuously by Taylor Swift, but thousands of lesser known or retired artists are legally challenging Spotify and winning back their control of their work. But as a practical matter, the ill will of artists and their management doesn't bode well for this model. Jobs repeatedly said that people want to own their music- "own" doesn't have to be literal for consumers, but for the creators it must be. Apple seems to understand the value of keeping the artists enfranchised.
    Mar 29, 2015. 10:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Buy Vessel  [View article]
    I give Alex total credibility about his generation's habits, trends, and preferences. If you are an investor over a certain age it is folly to ignore what he's saying and you are making him repeat: if you're under 25, traditional TV is not only over, it never was. Go a step further, and look at the media habits of preteens, and tell me honestly if you think the big screen, couch and remote means anything to them. It's about content and social- what Mr. Pitti is TRYING to tell you. I'm quite sure Eddie Cue gets this.
    Mar 26, 2015. 11:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment