For instance, if Apple really was acting like a startup and willing to "cannibalize its own products" as it were, we would have seen a CDMA iPhone a while ago. However, if Apple released one of those they may lose their choice revenue sharing with some of the exclusive iPhone carriers. So instead they stuck with GSM which means thats in two of the most important markets on the planet, US and Japan, the iPhone is relegated to the shittiest carrier.
In the US, at least, you got it backwards. AT&T's data service has problems, sure. But it's faster and higher capacity than Verizon's. The troubles are CAUSED by the iPhone and the extra load users have put on the network. AT&T has had issues, Verizon would have been reduced to a steaming pile of slag.
(a 33% profit for the reseller)
Speaking of not breaking out a calculator... the MARKUP was 33%, and the PROFIT was 25%
The 3G is essentially the same processor platform as the original iPhone and IMHO would have been better off if Apple capped the 3G at iOS3, as they did the original iPhone.
TFA is all about AirPlay, which to me is a niche feature. Maybe not minor, but I doubt most iPhone/iPad owners will ever use it. There are a lot of nice updates, as shown on Apple's site:
AirPrint, Find My iPhone/Pad/Pod, on-demand remote wipe, respond to calendar invitations, SMS message tones, on-device TV show rental... Lots of features that I suspect will get more use than AirPlay.
Doesn't matter. Even if it's your own plane, and you are the only one going to fly it, you still have to obey the rules.
You never know, you might hijack yourself with that pocket knife!
NOTICE: An actual, real, does-this-for-a-living pilot as told me this. This isn't some assumption on my part.
He told you wrong. If you aren't going through the secured terminal (which 99.9% of private flights don't), then you don't need security screening. I am an actual, real, living pilot and I've flown through over 250 airports large and small in the USA on private flights. O'Hare is the only one I've seen that actually has even a metal detector for private flights... I walk through, it beeps (because of my pocket knife, flashlight, keys, etc. on my person) and they wave me on through.
Its not because he's rich, its because its his own fucking plane and quite honestly he should be able to do whatever he wants to with his own property
Agreed. I have never flown a private airplane to Japan but here in the US private airplanes are NEVER accessed through commercial gates, i.e. you don't go through the normal security areas. I have flow into countless small airports but also O'Hare, Nashville, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and many other large airports - and only one time (O'Hare) did I even go through a metal detector. It went off like a brass band (I had 2 knives plus keys, watch, phone, etc) - the guard just waved me on through. Now, if I were going to bring throwing stars home from Japan - I'd ask about it, not assume same rules as home. But, if I had such items at ANY airport in the USA with a private plane, I would have no qualms about carrying them in my briefcase.
I think that Jobs doesn't really want to eliminate jailbreaking - just not make it so easy that everyone does it.
The fact that iPhones can be jailbroken (jailbreaked?) means that a lot of people who would not otherwise buy the phone, will go ahead and get it. Even those that jailbreak probably buy a few apps from Apple anyway - and Apple doesn't have to support any problems they have. It's a win-win for Apple, non-JB phones are easily supported and JB phones don't have to be.
Yes, I know, it's a development vehicle, not intended for sale.
So the point of your rant is..... what exactly?
People are always available for work in the past tense.