Not sure if a magnificent troll, or a magnificent Apple shill...
Or, they could simply write a decent OS, that can handle the Oh-so-difficult (/s) task of loading applications from external storage.
Maybe, in a distant future, iOS will have feature parity with Symbian. Right now, it's ridiculous that of the three major mobile OSes, none of them does everything that Symbian did back in the day.
To make things worse, GIMP is an acronym that includes a backronym.
The ATA guys really like their silly nested acronyms like nobody else, though. Seriously, whose brilliant idea was "eSATAp".
external SATA powered
external Serial ATA powered
external Serial AT Attachment powered
external Serial AT-sounds-like-a-cool-name Attachment powered
Well, Windows 9 seems to officially finally do what 8 should've done from the beginning.
At least Vista was feature-complete, instead of a half-assed attempt that everyone realized needed more polish ASAP.
It doesn't make *me* fear. I know better.
It does scare other people away from the platform, which is bad for everyone (except Apple and Google).
For what it's worth, other than typical mobile browser issues, IE on Windows Phone 8.1 (and 8 to a lesser extent) works fine with every site I've tried.
Who said anything about holding stock back?
It's as simple as launching before there's enough stock for a reasonable launch. Let's not forget some suppliers where complaining of a very late design change to the screen.
And they do need the hype - they have a large portion of customers who are more likely to be repeat customers if they're gently pushed to upgrade instead of waiting.
Your doubts have no substance. The questions you asked have many possible answers - both in favor and against an artificial scarcity.
Seems to work fine. Default is the mobile site, desktop site puts me back on the mobile site when clicking "details", but works fine nonetheless.
So, why have I, in real-world usage, never encountered this mythical memory shortage?
That desk must wreak havoc on computer mice...
"It works"? Not if you want to make phone calls.
I only have trouble talking with two kinds of people on the phone: iPhone owners and owners of dumbphones that were dropped one too many times.
It's easy to sell out the initial batch if it contains only a relative handful of units. I highly doubt it's not planned to some extent.
Claiming "there weren't any" amounts to the spreading of FUD.
All versions of Windows are now based on Windows NT. That's why WP7 users didn't get an update to WP8 - every single driver would've needed a rewrite.
I wouldn't call it dumb - the tiny gains related to a custom kernel are far outweighed by the many advantages of commonality, like easy hardware support (one driver is enough for all Windows devices) and easy API portability.