compare to revenue of $20.34 billion and net quarterly profit of $4.31 billion
It's been just 18 months since the iPad debuted.
they expect something like £23B, almost a third more than last year
evenue rose from 2 percent in 2009 to 12 percent this year and 16 percent this quarter, thus making China “the fastest growing region by far.” Total revenue for China amounted to $15 billion for fiscal year 2011 compared to $3 billion in the previous year.
And Apple has been investing like crazy in supplies
reported on the 18th
iPad two gets mirroring with iOS 5
only appear on the US version of the iPhone 4S site.
At at time when the European GPS is being set up
Thoughts on Siri
Why does it go to the internet?
-Apple wanted I'm sure to have this on the phone
-Gathers data to improve service over all (by checking questions people ask that siri cannot respond)
-improve for the individual (if it know's you're habits and your circunstances)
-be able to understand your accent
-tell you: "are you not supposed to be at the gym in 15 minutes?"
-"is it not time to buy some flowers for your wife?"
-if it knows your going away on a business trip somewhere far it could remind you to print out you're flight documents, take you're passport or even remind you to buy a present for your kids
-if it knows you have been researshing the web recently for a specific camera it can bring you news of a new version of that camera.
Does it understand what you say?
Mostly, but not always, and when in a noisy environment it doesn't really work all that well.
I think Siri was not ready, but Apple released it for 2 reasons:
-improvement is faster if we have millions of beta testers
-iPhone 4S needed more distinction from 4
I've seen a video, but it still runs very slowly.
And of course you will have to jailbreak you're phone
"It's interesting that Google have chosen to unify the OS across both smartphones and tablets.
"Previously the Honeycomb version of Android was purely for tablets
“I don’t think there should be apps specific to a tablet,” he said. He also added that “if someone makes an ICS app it’s going to run on phones and it’s going to run on tablets.”
So, unlike Microsoft who takes companies to Court to get some cash, Apple just wants to keep unique.
I feel that imitations are always imitations, never as good as the original. I understand their position for example in the Samsung case, which cleared copy pasted buttons and what not.
The problem is where do you stop? Icons, ok, that ws obvious, but form factor (in tablets - which Apple is fighting with Samsung)..hmm. Just innovate, if competitors are only waiting for you're next design to copy, they will always be behind.
Plus, Apple copied Android's notification system.
It's all business.
Even though Apple is upset about some patents, it would be bad for both companies to break these component deals hey have.
Samsung Electronics Co. shipped more than 20 million smartphones in the quarter ended Sept. 30, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday, beating market leader Apple Inc. as well as Nokia Corp., the world's biggest cellphone maker by volume.
Some are arguing over how the numbers are accounted for. Look, is anybody surprised? They sell all sorts of phones: Android, stupid ones, windows phone ones.
How much money they make? that is a different question.
Jobs smiled warmly as he told them he was going after their market. “He said we were a feature, not a product,”