Right, because Apple wants to look like they can't count from 4 to 5.
The original iPod also had none of that scale and ecosystem you're talking about.
Seems to me it's much, much easier than all that.
You need a base station and a penetrator. The penetrator is hooked to the base station via a tether that can play out. It has a nuclear power source that allows it to heat its exterior above the melting point of ice. The penetrator melts a hole, gravity pulls it down, and the tether gets nicely secured above it as the ice refreezes. Keep melting and playing tether out until you hit water, then do whatever - deploy a sub, sit around and look, etc.
And you know it's pain-free and euphoric... how?
If you tally it up, God is directly responsible for somewhere between 2 and 25 million deaths in the Bible. Satan is responsible for somewhere between 10 and 60.
It'd be possible to do in a sensible manner. If half the class falls in the "statistical abnormality" category, and they have the same or similar abnormality, there are some pretty good conclusions you can draw. The same for someone who consistently shows the same abnormality across multiple tests.
The response might not be to fail someone immediately, either. It might be to watch them more closely on future tests, or to swap out the suspected compromised test at the last minute without anyone but the professor knowing it'll happen.
The Shuttle has a higher payload to LEO than Ariane and Soyuz - IIRC, it's the only current launch system that can take some satellites up. The Falcon 9 Heavy has a higher payload than all three.
That'd be an interesting approach. I've never tried a PDF with security settings that prevent redistribution on iOS, wonder how it works.
A credit card transaction isn't a flat rate, though - it's a fee plus a percentage of the transaction, in most cases. And, again, Apple's using the money they make to, among other things, provide and enhance the platform (hardware, software, and infrastructure) these magazines are taking advantage of. If magazines don't like the cut, they're by no means forced to put their content on the iPad/iPhone.
AT&T's handling the user side of delivery, for which I pay them. Apple's handling the server side of delivery, for which they pay their own bandwidth and server bills.
I suspect Apple will be handling the data. Magazines'll provide the content to be pushed out to Apple, but Apple'll do the delivery to devices.
Yes, they get a cut of subscription revenue. Apple is handling the platform, billing, and content delivery, so they get paid for doing what would be printing, billing, and postage in a paper subscription. It's using Apple's merchant account and bandwidth, so that seems fair.
The apps will probably be free or include a "free" month's subscription to offset the purchase price.
The fact that it has been launched isn't the secret. Its capabilities and purpose are. Those tend not to be precisely determinable at a distance.
Apple requires approval, and background processes are allowed but they can only do certain things that I've permitted.
My server room requires approval, and people are allowed but they can only do certain things that I've permitted.
People can work there, but only once I've approved them, and if they follow my rules.
There's nothing wrong with daemons/services - Apple runs plenty of them on your phone for you already, they just don't let anyone else do it.
There's nothing fundamentally wrong with people in my server room, but that doesn't mean I'm going to let people I don't know in.