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Apple Now Thinks It’s Ford


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Apple Speeds Up Electric-Car Work

Apple, Inc. is accelerating efforts to build an electric car, designating it internally as a “committed project” and setting a target ship date for 2019, according to people familiar with the matter.

They should call it the Pippin.


Seriously, has Apple gone off the rails?

This is a product that could lead to the death of people.

There’s no doing half-assed unfinished 1.0 shit with a vehicle.

Apple has so much software to fix right now that getting distracted like this is just shameful.


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iOS Pro Coming? I Think So.

Thinking about all the contortions that are necessary for getting files into and out of an iOS device, it hit me: Apple intends to market the iPad Pro to corporations.

It goes up against the Microsoft Surface and, well, that’s just about it. Unless you include notebooks.

How long will corporate customers put up with the lack of a filesystem?

With lack of accessing hardwired mass storage?

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Apple Maps Versus Google Maps

What a frikkin difference in images!

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Appleholes: Just STFU Now And Go Away



By “some idiots,” does he mean the Apple assholes who bombed this blog with their anti-stylus Comments back when the Sony Reader T1 was announced?

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Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine Documentary


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If Apple’s iPad Is Down, China Tablets Must Be Dead

(Yes, an unfortunate title after two R.I.P. posts, but I couldn’t think of something better …)

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The only big chance China tablets had in America were eight-inch Windows 8.1 tablets. And those didn’t set any sales records or we’d be seeing them in public all over the place.

Meanwhile, over in China, tablet makers with names readers are familiar with — Teclast, Onda, Chuwi, et al — keep running “sales” for their tablets. There’s been an odor of desperation from these tablet brands. I’m not sure that even Core-M Windows tablets — aimed at business and professionals — are doing well.

It doesn’t help any of these domestic brands that they have poor reputations from past shoddy products. Once someone gets screwed by a company, they’re not inclined to give that company a second chance. Personally, I’ll never buy something from either Dell or Toshiba due to issues I’ve had.

Anyway, it could very well be that the upgrade cycle for the iPad is longer than expected. Also, I’ve read many articles about how “phablets” are replacing tablets. Does Apple care if an iPhone 6 Plus replaces an iPad sale? Hell no. They get money either way — and more money from the iPhone sale.

While the iPad sold “only” about eleven million, there are plenty of companies out there that’d be strutting if they sold that many of something.


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No New iPad Air In 2015?

Report: Apple won’t release a new 9.7-inch iPad Air this year

Can the world survive without a new 9.7-inch Apple iPad introduced this year? It might have to if Chinese publication Economic Daily News is right. A reliable source in the past, the Economic Daily News says that Foxconn has received orders for the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro, and for the Apple iPad mini 4.

That would be … highly weird.

It would also be Samsung’s last chance, really. If they can’t sell loads of the 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 in the absence of a new iPad Air, they’ll never be able to get anywhere with tablets.


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Apple Still Guilty Of eBook Conspiracy


Apple Conspired to Fix E-book Prices: U.S. Appeals Court

By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court judge that the conspiracy violated federal antitrust law, and that the judge acted properly in imposing an injunction to prevent a recurrence.

Writing for the majority, Circuit Judge Debra Ann Livingston said that by organizing the conspiracy, “Apple found an easy path to opening its iBookstore,” while ensuring that marketwide prices rose to a level that Apple and the publishers wanted.

Previously here:

Apple Guilty Of eBook Conspiracy

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Tim Cook In China & America: Buy Apple Watch!



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Bob Lefsetz Versus The Apple Watch: Final Words

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I’m mortified by my experience with the Apple Watch. Jony Ive may be a great designer, but when it comes to what’s under the sheen, he’s brain dead. You’re selling me a watch that doesn’t tell time, that doesn’t perform the basic functions of a wristwatch? And you’re selling it as a luxury good? This is all wrong and does not portend a good future, especially when Angela Ahrendts is hired to promote it. I used to believe in Apple, but my faith is flagging.

I wonder if he’d even dare to try the Pebble Time? If I was Pebble’s marketing team, I’d personally deliver one to him free to try!

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Bob Lefsetz Versus The Apple Watch: Finale?
Bob Lefsetz Versus The Apple Watch
Bob Lefsetz And The Apple Watch

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