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Comment: Re:If the 12% spend more (Score 1) 249

$15 billion since 2008 ... minus Apple's 30% cut ... that's 10.5 billion ... over 7 years ... $1.5 billion a year .. divided by 300,000 iOS jobs created in the US equals $5,000 over 7 years, or $714 per dev per year average.

This doesn't take into account the people working in the rest of the world,

It also doesn't take into account all the people who get hired as iOS app programmers, working on free apps. Like those working for Google, Facebook, airlines, Nike, etc.

Comment: Re:Two things.... (Score 1) 249

. I can play around with the tools and creating apps as much as I want without spending a dime. It's only when I want to put an app on actual device that I need to spend the money.

You already had the OSx running Apple device then?

Well, yes, those who didn't hop on the train because there's money to be made, they already had a Mac and experience in programming for OS X - which helped them programing for iOS. Or rather "iPhone OS" as it was recently renamed from "OS X for the iPhone" back then.

Comment: Re:Two things.... (Score 1) 249

so at the very worst all you've lost is your time?

Because my time is worth much more than the fee and the development hardware I would have to buy. If I could eliminate a week of testing due to having a more restrictive platform, I've made up the difference in dev costs.

So you don't test your apps for Android?

Comment: Re:If the 12% spend more (Score 1) 249

Depends on the country. In the US Apple users spend more, in China not so much.

China was the key market for iOS App Store growth, showing exceptional gains in both downloads and revenue. iOS App Store revenue in China grew around 70% quarter-over-quarter. - See more at:

Comment: Re:55% White (Score 1) 557

by Plumpaquatsch (#47662137) Attached to: Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Apple's categorizations are consistent with national demographic categories. All the ethnicities you list would fall under "Asian".

(The US as a whole is about 73% white, or 63% non-Hispanic white, meaning whites are underrepresented in Apple's workforce, no matter how you count.)

Maybe you missed the part about Apple being a Californian company. According to 2011 US Census Bureau estimates, California's population was 39.7% Non-Hispanic White

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 557

by Plumpaquatsch (#47661935) Attached to: Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Is this a problem? Personally, I don't think so. It just means that more women are interested in teaching younger children, and the men who are there are because they want to be. I doubt there's some grand conspiracy to prevent men from becoming kindergarten teachers.

Yeah, the fact that men just happen to be in the teaching jobs that get paid better is total coincidence.

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 557

by Plumpaquatsch (#47661779) Attached to: Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Gotta agree that's stupid. First, you can only hire people that are available with the skills you're looking for. So if you don't have "diverse applicants", you'll never get "higher numbers". Second, I hope he doesn't mean it, but it sounds like Cook want to be more diverse to look more politically correct. If I were a stock holder, I'd be upset.

Well, first of all, this report comes as a result of stockholders being upset. And second, it was all about the diversity within board of directors and the upper management (aka "leadership). Where white males were overrepresented compared to the "tech" diversity (hiring a bunch of white women improved one statistic recently, getting Dre onboard upped the black score). It's all in TFR.

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