Not a good comparison. Even in a 4 year old Android device that is stuck on KitKat, it still receives updates for Gmail, Google Play Services, play store, etc. Much of the operating system is modular, and continues to receive automatic updates from Google. On iOS, everything is packaged into a single iOS update.
Must be a regional issue. Here in NJ, my Prime orders consistently come in 2 days, even when day 2 falls on Sunday. The only exception I've had in the past several months was last week when we had a major snow storm, and a couple of items were pushed back a day.
Energy credits are a government subsidy to support electric car producers, but it's hardly a unique situation. The government subsidizes everything from corn production to aeronautics. If you are arguing that the solar power industry would not be profitable without government subsidies, than you'd have to ask yourself if the same would be true without all the government spending on stabilizing world oil supplies.
The well to wheels efficiency of a battery electric car is still better than that of an ICE car by a factor of about 2, so even if we started generating electricity from the gas that would have been used in the ICE cars we are replacing, we would be better off environmentally.
The reports of 'exploding' (more like incendiary) Note 7's starting popping up days after its release. It was a small fraction of phones, but there is no evidence to say that affected phones would burst into flames within the first couple of weeks, or never at all. More likely, it's a situation that Note 7's have an x% chance of bursting into flames on any given charge cycle, and given enough time, the chance of any given Note 7 having a flame-out over its life would approach 100%.
Every phone I've had for the past 15 years, going back to my flip phones, has had to power on to charge. It boots into a striped down firmware for charging only, but my bet is that the main processor is involved.
Or... FedEx and UPS have 5% and 8% profit margins, respectively. So for every $1B that Amazon pays them each year, $60 million goes to the shipping companies' profits. To Amazon, this is potential savings (or profits) on their balance sheets.
Oft quoted, but done so inaccurately. The McDonald's coffee lawsuit was not simply because the coffee was hot and spilled out of the cup. It's that it was so hot that it delaminated the bottom of the coffee cup, causing the bottom to fall off and the coffee to fall out. If your hot beverage cup is not capable of holding the hot beverage, negligence is a reasonable claim.