quote: Hey, since Apple and their fans had no qualms about berating PC and Android users they have no right to complain about this little nugget of advertising. Hell, this thing isn't even far from the truth.
quote: In a 36-page report to clients issued Monday, a Credit Suisse team led by Kulbinder Garcha took a close look at the iPhone's price elasticity -- Econ 101 jargon for the question: "If I lower the price of my widget, how many more will I sell?"Garcha et al.'s focus is the iPhone 3GS, which Apple (AAPL) last month began offering to its partners for an ASP (average selling price) of $325, allowing the likes of AT&T (T), Vodafone (VOD) and Rogers (RCI) to give it to customers at subsidized prices ranging from $0.99 to $0.00.It also marked Apple's entry into what Credit Suisse believes is the sweet spot for mobile phone growth -- the $250-$400 (to carrier) price range, where Apple's competitors do most of their business.How does this change the competitive landscape? According to Credit Suisse:Apple has an 85% share of the $500+ market and a 50% share of the $400+ market, but nothing to speak of, before the 3GS price cut, in the $250-$400 range.The $250-$400 slice of smartphone market is expected to grow 80% over the next four years, from 119 million to 213 million.Apple is well positioned to capture 25% of that market, putting more pressure on competitors whose margins are already being squeezed.HTC and Samsung are the most exposed, with a 22% and 20% share, respectively, of the $250-$400 market.The impact, according to this report, could be most severe on Research in Motion (RIMM) "given ongoing concerns around its product portfolio."On Monday, Credit Suisse lowered its price target for RIM from $30 to $20.Its price target for Apple is $500.
quote: The nearly three year old iPhone 3GS already outsells all Android handsets in the US.
quote: Really sad but true, and entirely prozen... you take a Mac device, a PC, and a linux box and stick them in a room full of hackers... First box to go down is always the Mac box... second is always *nix, due to extremely well published enterprise vulnerabilities, and last -- the windows box.
quote: the Mac world is overwhelmingly free of malware.
quote: lol, Macs ARE malware! Every person I know of that own Macs have run into all sorts of problems with trying to get software to run properly on it. And as soon as there's an update, that software starts to fail. Your best bet is to not even install anything on it or dual boot...