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?
Category Archives: Apple: The Company
(Yes, an unfortunate title after two R.I.P. posts, but I couldn’t think of something better …)
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.
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.
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.
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!
I’m returning mine. It’s too soon, if ever.
They assume you’re constantly vertical. Just try checking the time if you’re lying down.
And you can’t read the face in sunlight and if you’re over forty, good luck seeing the screen.
The Apple Watch must be bigger and display the time at all times. The rest of the complaints are secondary, about speed and charging. You’ve got to perform the core functions perfectly, otherwise people don’t care. Notice they didn’t state how many watches have been sold. Now that they’re just about caught up with back orders you’re gonna start seeing stories about what a failure the Watch is. You’ll be able to buy one instantly and the only people testifying paid for it. And I haven’t seen any celebrities wearing them recently…
The new Google Glass?
Looks like it!
Let’s see how the Pebble Time — with its always-on screen — does in comparison. I still have no reason to own any.
I’m thinking about returning it.
Sometimes you’ve got to say no. Maybe Apple shouldn’t have made a watch.
Sometimes you’ve got to break the paradigm. They were so busy making it look like a watch, they should have begun with a blank slate.
I keep thinking the leaders of Apple were goaded and self-goaded into doing it. Goaded by the outside world of press and goaded by each other to show they could be Post-Steve with something new and succeed.