Sources: Sharp, Reuters
quote: Don't forget, they aren't innovating either.
quote: Tony, "innovation" is not what you seem to think it is. Releasing a hit product is not innovation, just successful business.
quote: The ipod was a prettier looking version of products from Creative and Archos and others. OTOH, the first nano and the gumstick shuffle were quite impressive for the minaturization factor, but that's an accomplishment in engineering/manufacturing.
quote: Smart phones existed before the iphone. Again, just a successful implementation.
quote: The iPad, unlike the others, created a market that barely existed before. They were the first to be successful at overcoming the problems the tablet presented. A triumph, no question, but at the heart of it you have a larger itouch/iphone. Another case of refinement on prior work...yet when others do it they suddenly get possessive about intellectual "property."
quote: If anything, Apple successes are a result of better implementation , rather than innovation. This has been proven by product history.
quote: I'm sure you said those exact words a year ago and look where they are at now.
quote: TSMC has TONS of customers: nvidia, Mediatek, Qualcomm etc...
quote: Apple is just sitting on piles of cash, doing nothing while the walls close in.
quote: Are they planning to go private like Dell?
quote: They want a bigger payoff for their investment...
quote: They aren't even shoring up their supply line
quote: pple could easily have -bought- Sharp with some of that cash stockpile