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  • Dear Tim Cook, Amazon Just Banned Your Apple TV 4 [View article]
    Your question suggests that's the fault of Apple. The real question is why isn't there an Amazon Prime Channel on the Apple TV?
    Oct 4, 2015. 11:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon takes a page from Uber, starts hiring part-time delivery drivers [View news story]
    Cost only makes a difference, if you think "profit" has meaning in the Amazon model.
    Sep 29, 2015. 04:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Apple Lost Its Malware Advantage? [View article]
    Apple should boot the developers that turned off the security features that allowed this to happen. If the developers won't follow security policy they don't deserve to be approved developers. A slow internet connection is not a valid excuse.
    Sep 21, 2015. 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple reportedly buys mapping visualization firm; S&P upgrades to Strong Buy [View news story]
    biino, let's hear your prediction on 1st weekend iPhone sales.
    Sep 16, 2015. 08:04 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple states initial iPhone sales on pace to top year-ago levels; shares +2.6% (updated) [View news story]
    Silly. It isn't possible to do an a apples to apples comparison. You think Apple wouldn't add China and New Zealand so you could have comps?

    Since Apple doesn't count sold until they're delivered they can't say they've already beat.
    Sep 14, 2015. 09:54 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Products: Revolution Or Evolution? [View article]
    Whether you choose a MacBook or iPad pro will be a matter of how you intend on using it and for what purpose.

    I think the primary purpose of the Apple Pencil was not to be an accessory but rather a device that made the iPad Pro attractive to a particular market segment or segments.
    Sep 12, 2015. 03:35 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone Installment Plan To Drive Significant Sales In Second Half 2015 [View article]
    If the average consumer opts for an unlocked iPhone purchased from Apple that is going to put the carriers in an awkward position. If you can walk away from your carrier at any time because you don't have a contract with them, they're going to need to figure out a way to keep you from doing that. Undercutting AAPL pricing is one way. Lowering monthly fees is another. One way or another the carriers are going to figure out they screwed themselves by going away from the subsidized model.
    Sep 11, 2015. 01:19 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone Installment Plan To Drive Significant Sales In Second Half 2015 [View article]
    I don't either, but I'm not going to claim that the world looks to me as the Oracle of what the mass market. Do you think you're the oracle of the mass market?
    Sep 11, 2015. 01:13 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Apple TV set-top revealed; Siri, App Store, games, touchpad supported (updated) [View news story]
    I'm 65 and I know what I'm going to watch before I turn the TV on. When I look at the TV guide to see what's on, I'm surprised all right. I'm surprised at how much junk there is on TV that I have no interest in watching.
    Sep 9, 2015. 03:47 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Apple's Publicity Events Hurting The Stock Price? A Statistical Study [View article]
    There certainly hasn't been any rumors of why Apple is renting out a venue this large. Very curious.
    Sep 8, 2015. 05:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Apple's Publicity Events Hurting The Stock Price? A Statistical Study [View article]
    Even making a spaceship to visit Mars will be a problem. .... ~"How will Apple beat comps on that next year."

    What's curios is that as analysts claim that this year's iPhone will be a marginal improvement at best and the lines won't be there this year, the analysts are raising their estimates on iPhone sales. Why are they raising estimates when out the other side of there mouths they're saying it won't sell?
    Sep 8, 2015. 05:06 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Who Blinks First? [View article]
    You'll enjoy this ...

    10 Products With Big Markups

    Tell me where the iPhone with "obscene margins" lands on that list.
    Aug 14, 2015. 09:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Who Blinks First? [View article]
    I trust you weren't one of the frigging morons that bought a diamond engagement ring. Can you believe how stupid those people are? And if their bridge to be didn't tell them how stupid they were to spend money on a diamond, that tells you how stupid those women were.

    Seems to me those rings that used to be in boxes of Cracker Jacks [and maybe still are] would be "good enough". Long live the dead Adam Smith.
    Aug 14, 2015. 08:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Who Blinks First? [View article]
    Why would you make a post that concludes .... "What I just posted isn't important, what's important is trend"?

    Quite frankly, trends aren't that important either. The trend in oil prices is down. There is no guarantee that oil prices will continue to go down indefinitely.

    Look at auto market share. Is the trend fixed? GM had global winner and lost it to Toyota. GM got it back. Here's Chrysler sales 1953-1966
    Doing gangbusters. How could you possibly go wrong with Chrysler?

    I would think the Blackberry or Windows smartphones would fall into the good enough category. Clearly, it's only a marketing failure.
    Aug 14, 2015. 08:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Who Blinks First? [View article]
    That's not the way it works Robert. You're the one making the claim, you're the one that supposed to prove your claim.

    You're not even in the correct context with your reply. I asked you how your theory of "Reality Distortion marketing" played a role in one very experienced Android user switching to iOS.

    Perhaps the reason you switch contexts is because your theory falls flat on it's face. There's no justification you can offer that Casabona has more money than brains. Try if you want. Keep to the context instead of trying to run away.

    I'll even play your game of "Reality Distortion marketing". He or she that has the best "Reality Distortion marketing" wins. It isn't "good enough" that wins, it's who has the best marketing that wins.

    The world is full of examples of product lines where different market segments exist for different people. I have no desire to say the people that buy a Prius are stupid people, or people that buy diamond engagement rings are stupid. One could easily argue that the only reason there are diamond engagement rings at all is because of De Beers marketing. Isn't garnet or quartz "good enough"? High quality quartz is more rare than diamonds. Diamonds make no sense. Anyone who buys a diamond engagement ring has more money than brains. You would have to admit that's true.

    A ring doesn't even have a functional purpose, unless the bride like using her diamond to cut glass from time to time. Of the entire married population what might be your top of the head estimate [%] of how many people have more money than brains?

    Who wins in the end? "Good enough" or "Reality Distortion Marketing"?
    Aug 14, 2015. 08:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment