This might be the first time I've ever heard someone speculate about Apple putting in too many features.
Pod systems like this should always carry three passengers. If you are traveling with a group, 2 passenger pods can force part of your group to ride alone. Carrying 3 lets people ride with the group for groups any size.
A friend of mine is behind a really well reviewed iPad app called Numbers League. This covers math down to simple addition and subtraction and up to multiplication, division and simple fractions.
The app is based on a card game with info and online store here: http://www.bentcastle.com/nl.htm
For a number of years now Hero Games has put out a PDF of every book. They even offer PDF/physical sets
OK, but that means that our playlists are shared (which we can deal with by using folders for our individual playlists), but so is the metadata. Mostly, that's a good thing, but what if my wife and I and my sons want to all rate the same song differently? Out of luck: the rating is shared. I could go on about what should be shared and what shouldn't, but the point is that Apple does not make it easy to share some things and not others even within a family. I imagine that trying to work AppleIDs and iDevices into an enterprise must be quite the nightmare from that point of view.
Your sharing with your family problem is probably solved by using Apple's Home Sharing. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3819
How likely is it that some 3rd party analytics firm has sales data from the Apple stores. And it explicitly only includes retail.
With Apple having such a large retail presence for iPhones and a large online operation as well it seems like the iPhones would be heavily undercounted in this survey.
So yeah. That's not how tax brackets work. The scenario you describe never happens.
Except that the wholesaler and store and telco can return unsold inventory at some point in the future and expect it's money back. If a lot of devices are on their shelves and not selling they may do just that.
Also, If shipped is much higher than sold stock sits in a warehouse and they order less or none next time. Future shipments drop like a rock.
If everything shipped is sold than future shipments stay high as everyone keeps ordering more to keep selling.
Watch the numbers over time. If shipments drop off a cliff you know what's still sitting on shelves.
What they don't mention is that every "wonderful new software update" by Apple came (until after the new iOS 5 release) in the form of a 500+ megabyte software download that was only accessible through iTunes. Never mind that the Android updates are all on the order of 2-100MB and most are available over the air, that would distract from the reader's impression that Apple devices were superior in every way possible
The iPhone user has to wait 'til they get home, plug in and then wait an extra 15 minutes for the download. But updates for all phones are available at the same time. With an iPhone when I read about a new update available I know it'll be there once I get home.
The Android user gets a shorter download but it's rolled out to each phone at a different time and inside each phone the updates get rolled out over time. With an Android phone, even if it's available for my phone model it not be available for my phone for a week.
Different issues, both are frustrations of one sort or another but it's not the major win for Android that you imply. Plus this really only occur a couple times a year anyway.
why not have a simple page that grabs the current time, loads a page in the iframe, when the iframe triggers it's ready() event, grab the current time and compare against the start for a load time analysis?
Because that may not be correct either. In their iPad 2 preview Anandtech went back to manual timing of web page loading because
"It turns out that Honeycomb's browser was stopping our page load timer sooner than iOS', which resulted in some funny numbers when we got to the 4.3/Honeycomb comparison. To ensure accuracy we went back to timing by hand (each test was repeated at least 5 times and we present an average of the results)."
While they don't talk about their method (either) they decided they couldn't trust whatever automated system they had. Obviously there are all kinds of assumptions and differences in the test bed but the basic point is you can't necessarily trust the browser to tell you when it's ready either as an embedded view or stand alone browser.
And what did Android look like in January 2007 when the iPhone was announced? I dunno, but I found photos from January 2008.
The gawker staff accounts is a different issue, but forcing you to have an account just to comment caused lot of this problem.
I used one of these accounts once to post a comment and don't even remember the password. It's probably a crap password but because I don't remember it I needed to change everything else. Thanks Gawker
It requires effort on Apple's part to make these things changeable and tweakable. That's effort on top of the effort to get it to "just work". They appear to have come to the conclusion that they get better results, however they judge that, by spending those resources on different work and features rather than adding reconfigurability to existing features.
Some companies do enough work to get the system working. Others get it working and then spend effort adding the kind of configurability you want. Apple does gets it working and spends extra effort on it's style of polish. I can't think of anyone that does both Apple's type of UI polish and high configurability. Each of these companies is doing what they feel is worth most to them and at least indirectly what it feels it can use to appeal to customers.
Each style offers the companies and customers trades offs between different values and everybody makes different decisions based on their preferences.