quote: Yup... Apple is clearly in the "repeat" part of a "lather, rince, repeat" cycle. The initial release of IOS in 2007 was a big step forward. Since then, not so much
quote: Business/financial is about money. Technology is the more science/research/product related.
quote: The iPad was a good product decision for sure, but its still the same old stagnating IOS from 2007. IOS was a big leap forward from other smartphones at the time. The iPad was just putting the same OS on a bigger screen device.
quote: retrospooty on 5/31/2010My Point is that a small laptop for the same price is preferable since neither fits in your pocket. There are netbooks out there the same screen size for $300 that are more powerful, even with the Atom.Once the Apple fanboy rush to buy thing wears off and people actually start using them, then realize its not that great of a thing, sales will dwindle.
quote: But again, now that competition caught up and surpassed and the tide is shifting.
quote: What I see is reality.
quote: And yup... I am surprised by the sales #'s of tablets. I am surprised by the platform. I am surprised that I even bought two (much less one). They are quite alot nicer than I knew at release. A great product idea from Apple. They deserve the profits they reaped for the past few years... But again, now that competition caught up and surpassed and the tide is shifting.
quote: Pompous ass.
quote: I guess you're not a finance guy...
quote: I'm not sure if you looked at the chart you linked, but the title to the chart doesn't match the axes defined in the legend. How can you compare revenue on a hardware product to a software product? You should be looking at margin dollars. I guess you're not a finance guy...
quote: Hardware profit margins are much lower than software profit margins.
quote: Fourth-quarter net income climbed 5.6 percent to NT$37 billion ($1.2 billion), according to data compiled by Bloomberg based on full-year results published yesterday. That’s ahead of the NT$35.9 billion average of 14 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg.“As they scaled up production of the iPhone and solved production bottlenecks, Hon Hai’s profit margins improved and they may have had some room to push Apple for better pricing,” said Vincent Chen, who rates the stock buy at Yuanta Financial Holding Co. in Taipei.
quote: Android got away with major annual redesigns since they were so far behind in polish and stability that it actually needed it.
quote: Notice the complaints of "not enough OS changes" after JB launched. Things are going to be much less volatile for Android now that Google has passed much of their "polishing" phase.
quote: JB was released last year, and only a minor revision was released since then (and it's still called JB). ICS was released the year before that.
quote: Yes, the point is that major revisions are slowing down since the release of ICS, now that the platform is maturing and catching up in fundamental features (stability, polish, smoothness).
quote: And yes, there were complaints that JB wasn't a big enough improvement over ICS.
quote: Android added that feature iOS had way back in 2007 with "project butter", and their big tablets are still laggy and unresponsive .
quote: Tim Cook is an excellent supply chain manager.
quote: Tim Cook might have been a great supply chain manager when he worked for Jobs, but now that Tim Cook is the CEO the supply chain seems to have gone to hell.