quote: some stores in Japan have run out of the iPad mini, which may have affected the results a bit.
quote: half the memory (8gb)
quote: But it is naive to think that Apple could continue to dominate the growing market for smartphones. The company has seen its market share in the smartphone space fall from 23% at the start of last year to 14.6% by the third quarter. Apple's stock took a major dive this week, falling at one point to an 11-month low, on reports that orders for its iPhone 5 display had been cut in half from previously planned levels, noting that sales have not been up to snuff. The reports came out of Asia where Apple's iPhone is assembled. (Apple did not respond to request for comment for this story.)
quote: iPad mini - $329Faster CPU (not by a huge margin)Better App support (not by a huge margin)
quote: The iPad mini is about one thing: form factor. It's very light weight given the screen area (10.4g per square inch, which AFAIK is much less than any other device) and has high build quality.
quote: SoC in iPad mini is MUCH slower than Nexus 7
quote: OK, enthusiests... But the point remains. What we care about is the products we can buy. Who gives a crap if Apple, Google Samsung or anyone else made a profit or lost money on it? Its just a silly thing to keep bringin into the conversation about tech products."Product A has this that and the other feature and it cheaper than product B""Product B has only this and that feature, its missing the other but it has this and that better, that is why it costs more""So, the company from product B makes more profit"It just doesnt fit.
quote: Wow, Apple stock dipped as low as $485 Wednesday, now at $502, way down from the peak of $705. Bummer.Oh what a difference a few months makes. Remember how Apple was "most valuable company in history?" Look at INFLATION-ADJUSTED market cap today--MS is champ at $800B, poor Apple is just about $470B, behind MS, GE, Cisco, and Intel. Double bummer.
quote: If you really don't like discussing the business prospects of technology companies fine - piss off to another thread or keep your trap shut and let people who do want to discuss such things have a discussion uninterrupted by your vacuous piffle.
quote: Better App support (not by a huge margin)
quote: Finally, while selling a tablet at cost vs profit is bad for companies, it's great for consumers.