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  • Apple May Earn $46 Billion In Annual Profit From TV By 2020 [View article]
    And you have to have an apple tv for that? Or would it make more sense a nice Sony 4k xbr or oled might be a future integration to bet on?
    Dec 1, 2013. 10:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Earn $46 Billion In Annual Profit From TV By 2020 [View article]
    IPhones were not entering a saturated and commoditized market for smartphones, yet the author treats getting into a market like TV will be the same.. Ya.. OK.. Funny he didn't use something similar like the MacBook, or tv puck that would make more sense for assumptions like that right?
    Dec 1, 2013. 10:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Earn $46 Billion In Annual Profit From TV By 2020 [View article]
    Ezio fdf2301-3d from 2010. 24" glasses free monitor.. And look how svelte and thin it is! Also same year in same size Magnetic 3d, Motorolla, NEC, and Samsung with a 50" model. In 2009 you can read many an article of this tech that will 'take the industry by storm', yet how many have you seen 4yrs later?
    I bought my NEC PC 3d glasses-free monitor at least a decade ago, used for a couple months, then thrown in the closet..
    Dec 1, 2013. 10:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Earn $46 Billion In Annual Profit From TV By 2020 [View article]
    Planning? Sony, barco, jvc and many others already there with 4k projectors, and actually second generation at that. I will never cease to be amazed at the Apple dreamers inability to research the things they think are undiscovered, but currently commercialized by someone else. People in high end imaging think a lot more of other things than hoping someone sees a logo on a projector on their ceiling.
    Dec 1, 2013. 10:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Earn $46 Billion In Annual Profit From TV By 2020 [View article]
    Why does it imply the ui is an issue? Maybe people over 15 don't want to look like a goof wearing one.. Much like I see the same for Google glass. I can see these things a hit for the sub-17 yr old crowd perhaps, but that's about it. The idea of a watch that duplicates some of the functions of what you have in your pocket has always been ridiculous. How us having an apple logo on it going to change that? You seem to imply a watch HAS to be a hit, and if it's not, it's not because it's just a bad idea, but some other reason..
    Dec 1, 2013. 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Earn $46 Billion In Annual Profit From TV By 2020 [View article]
    Alex, you should have researched glasses-less 3d more. I had a 19" nec monitor that did that at least a decade ago, if not longer.. And even then I bought it discontinued because it had been on the market for a while. NVIDIA had drivers for that application, then eventually discontinued I would guess due to the fact it never took off. Until you have seen it, seen the limitations in viewing angles (I don't care if vizio has 28 'positions', which is not the same as angle.. It's a discreet spot), the limitations in light output, the shimmering of the image, don't pump it like it's the second coming. When the feature is turned off, the image is still very much affected by the assembly that makes the 3d possible. The trade off is too great. One day they might get it acceptable, but not in the first or second generation.. And then they need to get past the first being a flop due to these issues... And you want to add touch on top of that which is a mesh? Do you understand why they can only get to a certain size now? I can't see anyone other than a die hard few going for an apple tv.. Not with the oled or 4k alternatives out there. Look how fast those are selling now.. Both are a huge change, but are hardly taking the industry by storm in sales.
    Dec 1, 2013. 09:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple May Earn $46 Billion In Annual Profit From TV By 2020 [View article]
    Skaro, Samsung already has a fully integrated phone,tablet,tv setup. Hardly new or groundbreaking. And I doubt these fly off the shelf for that reason. I also find it laughable that appleTV puck is never discussed in these types of articles like it's something Apple isn't already trying. What would anyone gain by paying more for a movie from Apple vs Netflix? Sony now with a 4k network device, Netflix getting into 4k.. Just too crowded. All the authors examples of penetration are not areas that were already saturated.. Except appletv puk.... Which of course as I say is always conveniently omitted from these types of thesis.
    Dec 1, 2013. 09:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple $700: Don't Get Burned Again [View article]
    Like a watch? Yaaawn.. Like Samsung's tv's that links to tablets and phones (only about a year old)? To call him a 'young guy' must make you an 'old guy'? If so you must surely remember appl in the 80's/90's and how well their model worked before MS threw them a life line.
    Aug 20, 2013. 10:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Innovation Is Stronger Than Ever, Valuation Very Attractive [View article]
    Absolutely everything by apple on the hardware side has been a copy of something else by some other company.. Look it up. Start with Compaq's 'iPaq'. Heck, apple even had to steal the 'i' naming convention, even suing another company over it who used it first on their mp3 player that apple copied.
    Nov 4, 2012. 10:04 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Innovation Is Stronger Than Ever, Valuation Very Attractive [View article]
    No-one will ever prefer a 10" touchscreen with or without a dedicated controller over a dedicated pc with a large lcd monitor... Ever...
    Nov 4, 2012. 09:45 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Innovation Is Stronger Than Ever, Valuation Very Attractive [View article]
    But a pc is completely different. You at least have a dedicated control method, like a ps3 orxbox. Ask sony howcwell the vita is doing. At the bottom, you have tablet gaming with only very simple games with simple control methodologies. Even on what existed a year or two ago, games that could use heavy 3d rendering like first person shooters could have been developed, but really didnt. Main problem is controlling a game on a touch screen. Solution would beto have a dedicated controller, but at that point why not just use a real game machine and a tv? This also doesnt even touch on the memory required to hold high rez textures and code which on pc's runs 5-6gb.
    Nov 4, 2012. 09:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • One Risk To Apple's Business: The 'Cool' Factor [View article]
    Obviously this new tool called google still does not allow people like you to understand what they post in their links, but does allow you to post and seem like you know what you are talking about.

    I have used computers for probably at least the last 35 years and have used pretty well every platform out there. I managed the rollouts of large scale changeovers from analogue to digital, and supernets/massive storage locations for the justice department, as well as worked as a top level analyst in IT for many years. When people like you post some stat about how many people bring an ipad to work, you automatically assume that the pc will soon be replaced by the ipad in the workplace. Its not gonna happen. Someone bringing a phone or an Ipad to work that has their personal email set up on it, and sitting there wondering why they cannot also put their work email on it, and ask IT to do so is a far different thing. THIS is all that is happening. Ipads are not replacing the desktop unless all that person ever did was check emails on their desktop. EVERY company I did work for was always about 3 generations behind on windows for compatibility, cost of upgrading, cost of retraining, stability, legacy document compatability..etc..etc. Corel used to have a program called Corel Draw that was bigger than anything Adobe had. When Adobe took that market away, Corel should have died.. know why they are still around? Word Perfect. Because one piece of software was so used by industry and the costs to switch ONE PIECE of software, to re-train, to upgrade hardware, to worry about backwards compatibility was such a concern that many never switched. If ONE piece of software like this can stick around for decades for these reasons, do you honestly think companies are going to switch their systems over to a Mac OS? You've gotta be kidding me if you think so. It's not going to happen even if you wish it to be so. PC's will do just fine, and windows will still stay around as the dominant OS of choice for business. Even if Win8 sucks, it will not matter as most are probably still on XP.
    I also built full departments and wings on schools and other institutions. Same thing there. There is a cost risk and a huge compatibility risk not just in hardware, but in documents to try anything else. It is also ridiculous when you are buying 500 or 1000 computers to think of spending $4000 on a Mac when you can have a faster pc for half that amount, and tailor the build to the application more efficiently. If a Mac breaks, you have to have coverage, or pay to repair it. If a PC breaks, IT can easily grab a replacement part off the shelf and have the system up and running internally for a pittance. If the Mac needs to be upgraded, it's a full system. PC's can be upgraded by piece. It makes NO sense for any large organization to spend double upfront for the same power, and more long-term for a dead-end system that cannot be upgraded at all other than the monitor. (and I don't consider adding more ram or a bigger hard drive an 'upgrade')
    Now, to the main point... Currently I moved into construction directly, and own a land survey company. So let's check these links that you posted as a defense. Just because you can post a link doesn't mean you have a clue what you are talking about. The point of the WinCE/Mobile comment is that the OP used those 2 pieces of software as a point to compare them to a phone OS as if that was Microsoft's first stab at a mobile phone OS, which is ludicrous and shows the posters lack of knowledge on the subject. So since you seem to know about this Dennis, I will ask you. The link showing the survey software states it is a port from Win. So why not? Why wouldn't a company take a stab if it was an easy port, and see if they sell at all? This doesn't mean that Ipad is taking over the world as you seem to think. Ever done GPS surveying carrying a pole with a GPS rover on the top as well as a radio..etc? You think an Ipad is going to be a feasible device to use when carrying that? Do you think the Ipad would function in ANY situation outside? What if it's sunny? Can you see the screen? What if it rains? Will it die? Can it be dropped in mud or a river? Can the batteries last 10 hours under load day after day after day? Will the Ipad even work when it is -30 to -40 degrees out? Will the battery work at that temp? Will the touchscreen work? Will it survive being dropped in the mud? Will it survive being thrown in a duffle bag or backpack with 50 pounds of other gear? Will it survive being dropped or run over by a quad? Will it survive being thrown on the dash or glove box of a crew's truck that don't really care about the companies equipment? Now you do a google search (yes google.. not a Mac search) and go to trimble dot com /rugged. You will see windows embedded and Android (just recently) are the ONLY things in use. This is THE largest manufacturer in the world for survey equipment. If you look at other applications for industry you will see the same thing... feel free to check around. NO APPLE os's anywhere which is what I was posting about to the original poster. Microsoft is doing just fine with their mobile and it was never intended to be a phone software.

    My last point to you is about the 'quality of build' statement you always make. Look at how the trimble/tds handhelds are made. Is that a better build for that application than an aluminum backed toy like the Ipad? You would probably call these ugly wrapped in hard plastic and thick rubber, but they work for what they are designed for, and would not be any other way.. Some would look at an iphone and say it is pretty, but the wrong materials for a phone that is portable, gets dropped, thrown on dashboards...etc.. and maybe SHOULD use plastic/gorilla glass and materials to allow a removable/replaceable battery, memory upgrades..etc. The laughable thing is Iphone users are like a person that goes out and spends a fortune on a couch, and claims it is the best couch made using the very best materials.. then they throw a plastic cover on it.. except the plastic cover isn't clear, it's black so you cannot even see through it to see this marvel of manufacturing under it... Quite laughable really.
    Oct 7, 2012. 01:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • One Risk To Apple's Business: The 'Cool' Factor [View article]
    "Certainly doesn't match my experience and considering there are 80 Million+ of the things out there, I'd think you'd hear more complaints if half the web was broken on the thing. "

    'Half the web' being used loosely.. Truth is there is not a single time I use the thing that there isn't something that does not work. When the first pad came out, none of the stocks on Yahoo worked. That alone killed it for me and sent me out to get a Samsung 10.1 a few months later. If you go to the larger sites, many have switched, or never used flash in the first place. Smaller local site though however do use flash menu's still quite often. Also, embedded youtube never seems to work on the thing either. Point is, there is a lot of content that does not work properly on an apple. With 4.1.1 I have yet to find a single website that does not work.
    Oct 7, 2012. 12:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Fell Flat On Its Face Last Week, But... [View article]
    "There are risks and rewards for being an early adopter on any software/hardware. There are "bumps in the road", improvements are made, life goes on. "

    This is the 5th version of the phone.. The mantra of the Apple fan is 'it just works', and the company itself closes up everything so tight with their control that this should not happen should it? Since the OS, the hardware or anything else has not changed much.. when does this 'early adopter' excuse end?

    And the maps will not be a thing that will be solved in a couple weeks. Nokia bought Navtec for 8.1 billion dollars. To think Apple can throw a couple dozen people at this and solve it is a ridiculous assumption. It will take years and billions of dollars if they are going their own route, much like the others had to go through.
    Oct 3, 2012. 03:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Fell Flat On Its Face Last Week, But... [View article]
    I agree completely! I am sick of it from everyone. I bought the first Ipad.. since the experience is the same with all of their products, I felt no real desire to try any other product of theirs.. the lack of Flash though would kill any chance of my money right now reguardless though even if it was different. I also had MANY times when on the net that the browser would just crash to desktop. The fact when you close a program, it doesn't really close is annoying and I don't know why this has not changed in over 30 years. The thing starts to bog down after the kids have been on it running games so have to go in and manually shut it all down.. eventually when it gets enough things running some games will malfunction, lock up and crash.
    So I bought an original Samsung Galaxy phone after Bberry contract expired. Love it.. been flawless.. dropped it a lot, not a single scratch on face.. seems a bit slow now though so ready for an upgrade and will go Lumia 920 to try out a third offering and see how it is.
    But on the tablet front I bought a Samsung Tab 10.1 a few months after getting incredibly frustrated with the Ipad not working for anything I use it for web-wise. And I hated it.. almost more than the Ipad.. It almost made the lack of flash something I could live with. At one time I had 4 browsers on the Tab because each did something wrong that I hated.. Aside from the web surfing though, the Tab blew away the IPad. When 4.1.1 came out as an upgrade, I completely wiped the Tab and installed it. Now the tab is absolutely flawless.. like a new machine... so how soon we forget.

    But anyways.. this doesn't change the fact that it is ridiculous that manufacturers, game and software writers just assume people all have fast internet, and can just update and fix things as they go along.. but don't want to miss the holiday season so get it out the door!!!!
    Oct 3, 2012. 03:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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