Poor Waldo, his mu isn't helping one bit today, or yesterday, or Friday. and his sqqq is acting as quite a drag as the qqq broke to the upside today
Gee, Lucy - on August 27th you said:
"Did you buy again thinking it was safe? Here comes 26.75. Then down to 25...soon."
Your predictions are filth.
Intel has killed off AMD. It will now rip some holes into Qualcomm.
Look it up and you get a picture of Hillary.
Fixed news made a mistake going after her too early.
She might get dumped by the dems for a better candidate now.
Trump is a better lib than she is and he could be the GOP nominee.
It is confusing for Fuxed news.
They hate Trump but their viewer base loves him.
They trash him and the base will turn off the TV and just listen to the radio.
Apple is in the business of making $$. Intel is in the business of giving things away for free or cheap.
Although the Apple Pencil is truly a front-runner in the styli department and the iPad Pro is a very powerful editing tool, pricing it at $890 for the base bundle (Apple Pencil and Wi-Fi iPad Pro 32 GB) is outrageous. When you think about adding the Smart Keyboard to it, the price goes up to $1050 for the base bundle (Apple Pencil $99, Wi-Fi iPad Pro 32 GB $799 and Smart Keyboard $169). Considering the fact that the Wacom Intuos Art in Medium, with Corel Painter Essentials on board is priced at $200 and does what the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil combination is supposed to do better.
The media's response to Apple's September event was fascinating on many levels. Although coverage centered on Apple's newest products -- Apple Pencil and the new iPad Pro -- alongside an Apple TV refresh, it's safe to say the company's intermediate future will be driven by the next generation of its iPhone unit. To pretend these other products will make a meaningful impact on Apple's bottom line is simply fiction.
For comparison, during the last three quarters, Apple's percentage of revenue derived from its iPhone business has climbed higher than 60% on the back of 50%+ year-on-year growth. During that same period of time, Apple's non-iPhone side has struggled by reporting year-on-year revenue drops in two of those three periods. For a graphical representation of Apple's iPhone growth versus the rest of the company, see the chart below:
While there are benefits to Apple's iPhone growth, as it's reported to be Apple's highest-margin product, this does present risks to the investment. If you don't believe me, ask Apple: The company recently added a new disclosure to its risk section that addresses its reliance on one product. But if you're looking for heavy contribution from the iPad Pro, you're probably looking in the wrong place for growth.
Apple isn't the only company that's struggling within the greater tablet market. If you look at the entire market, you'll see a maturing industry with a slower upgrade cycle than Apple's iPhone. Apple's newest offering -- the 12.9-inch iPad Pro -- probably won't reverse Apple's sales trajectory.
Even Apple doesn't seem to think the unit will be a game changer. Supply-chain rumors hint at Apple expecting modest demand, at best. Per Patently Apple, the company's orders for the new unit represent the smallest figure of all iPads. The article expects the device not to have a meaningful effect on Apple's income statement, even when accounting for the higher revenue per unit the iPad Pro will bring.
From Jamal Carnette at MF
Sometimes people make predictions and they're terribly wrong, but every once in a while an oracle appears with a prophecy that predicts the future. Joel Watson, a cartoonist, is today's oracle. Watson captured the moment Microsoft announced its original Surface tablet, back in 2012, in cartoon form. The crowd's reaction simply mocks Microsoft's tablet, but Watson predicts the crowd at Apple's event (in 2015!) will love it and claim Apple invented such a device. It's Apple's reality distortion field in full effect. Genius.
Hmm. I'm rambling a bit. I know that in this fast-paced society in which we live there's a risk of TL;DR, but if I don't cover the rest, I'll be accused variously of lazy journalism, ignorance or, worst of all, letting Carly influence what is supposed to be a rebuttal of all the Apple love this week. So here's a few key notes on the rest of the speech.
3D Touch - Huawei announced the same thing last week. Big whoop. Don't need it. Worst of all, it's not backwards compatible with old phones. More built-in obsolescence.
iPad Mini 4 - No. Just no. The iPad Mini is starting to get that sense of neglect that blighted later, un-innovative versions of the iPod. They just don't know what to do with it next.
New Watch straps - With any other watch you can go to a watch shop and choose from an infinity of straps. Get in the sea.
Apple TV - You can only use 200MB of the 32GB for apps. A world of no. The new Apple TV looks very, very similar to the Kindle Fire TV in form factor and functionality. Games. Check. Voice control. Check. Not letting it near my TV. Check.
iOS 9 - Hey Siri, where did you nick that idea from? I've seen Cortana. She's buff. She'll kick your teeth in.
iPhone 6S - Well done for 'inventing' taking video around a photo. I think HTC will have something to say to that. Called Zoe innit.
Phew. That was strangely cathartic. You'll note I haven't at any point mentioned Android. No. Wait. I did, in passing. But my point is that, for once, this isn't about which format is better (72 percent of you recently made that clear - cheers), or how Apple has failed to innovate, instead cherry-picking the ideas of others like a hipster cuckoo. Put that to one side.
"The iPad Pro is neither a betrayal of history nor a triumph of innovation. Rather, it’s Apple’s blatant attempt to lay claim to a device category that Microsoft pioneered: the business tablet."
Beginning three years ago, Microsoft released a series of tablets whose design and function flew in the face of prevailing wisdom. The Surface, Surface Pro, and their successors were optimized not for entertainment but for work. They came with accessories like kickstands, keyboards, and styluses. They offered split-screen modes for multitasking. They ran Microsoft Office.
That was all very different from Apple’s iPad, a sleek luxury device meant for things like reading digital magazines on your couch in the evening or watching movies on airplanes. And because it was different from the iPad, and because the iPad was the acknowledged leader in the tablet category, a lot of people thought the whole idea of the Surface was misguided. I was among them, at least initially.
We were wrong. So was Apple.
So in that spirit, let us be calm, rational and adult, and say what's the deal with that fricking pencil?
I'm sorry. It's well documented that Steve Jobs will now be spinning so hard in his grave over the arrival of a stylus that he's probably managed to drill a hole to the centre of the Earth, but that's almost not the point. It's $99.
And that's the story of all of this - it's bloody expensive - but more than that it's not Apple, and that makes even me, Android through and through, a little bit sad.
"These guys know productivity," Phil Schiller told the crowd, almost as an act of appeasement as Kirk Koenigsbauer from Microsoft took to the stage to talk about Office on the iPad Pro - a clear competitor for the Microsoft Surface range.
Let's dissect that sentence. An Apple marketer stood on a stage with the world looking on, complemented Microsoft, and then allowed a Microsoft executive to speak.
It went on. Adobe was next, showing off its new art app for the overpriced pencil.
'At just this moment it had been announced that Oceania was not after all at war with Eurasia. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Eurasia was an ally.' - George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
What the flip is going on? In one sense, this is all really exciting - closer ties between the major companies can only be a good thing for the end user. But tech is like sport - part of the fun is the rivalry.
The iPad Pro isn't just a competitor to the Surface - it's an outright homage. It's like Apple was saying: 'You know what? Steve was wrong. You were right, Microsoft. Well done. Let's homogenise.'
The iPad Pro is supposed to be thin and light enough to take practically anywhere, but still powerful enough to do most of what you can on a laptop. That’s exactly the versatility the Surface and Windows 10 are meant to enable. Apple may have chosen its mobile operating system as the foundation rather the desktop one, but the end goal is the same.
Of course, the iPad Pro can’t do everything Microsoft’s Surface or a proper laptop can right now. It still runs iOS, so it’s missing out on the myriad of industry-standard OS X and Windows 10 apps.
A smart sports bra with an Intel chip inside makes debut at New York Fashion Week. I'll bet even boob patrol will have an interest in this. Wonder how it responds in the frozen food section?
Ash always seemed to think that the only possible future for Intel was in mobile, and that they were failing in getting a foothold. The Intel wise men saw it otherwise, as datagroup, IoT, and, oh yes, revived modern 2-in-one, long battery life PC's. They saw that mobile is commoditized and has a limited revenue stream. Nice to see Ash has flipped to the more grown-up view of things...but how long he'll stay there nobody knows...or cares.
My guess is that the next realization will be that Apple makes ultra expensive commodities. When that
happens, APPL dumps into the low double digits, and INTC may see triple.
Expect great things from Intel in the future
The typical design cycle for a processor is around four to five years, which means that the processors that we're seeing hit the market today began development many years ago. If we look at Intel's research and development spending, it's clear that the company has substantially ratcheted up its spending on the development of new products and technologies:
What this signals -- at least to me -- is that the products that Intel will launch over the next five years have the potential to be far more exciting and innovative than the products that we've seen in the previous five years.
Only time will tell whether these investments will ultimately bear outsized returns for Intel and its stockholders, but as a shareholder with no plans to sell my Intel shares for the foreseeable future, I can't wait to see what Intel's massive research and development budget yields in the coming years.
[Strange to read Ash flipping back to Intel positive mode after him trying to beat Intel bloody in a number of recent articles. I guess he sees momentum now moving strongly in Intel's direction and doesn't want to look like too much of a boob going forward.]
[Well, GizModo didn't actually say shiznit. ]
“It’s a machine out of its time, in a way. And a lot of us aren’t quite ready for it yet.” Those were our final thoughts on the Microsoft’s Surface Pro way back in early 2013—an impressive machine, but one that was too much future at the time. Well, the future is now, apparently.
Within the last month, three of the largest technology companies in the world have unabashedly cloned the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft’s laptop/tablet hybrid champion. Lenovo now has the Miix 700 Ideapad. Apple has its mega huge iPad, that when combined with the optional keyboard (which, let’s be honest, you’ll probably get because the iPad comes with the dock hardwired into the thing) acts just like a Surface Pro 3 only on a mobile OS. And Dell is working on an XPS 12 2-in-1 complete with included stylus. These join HP’s nearly year-old Envy x2 as a big happy family of Surface clones.
Lenovo. Apple. Dell. Hewlett-Packard—all grandfathered from the weird Surface Pro.
While three of these machines — the iPad Pro, Miix 700 Ideapad, and Envy x2—are all very much real, Dell’s XPS 12 is the most recent hardware hybrid rumor. In a leak by German techblog Giga over the weekend, the XPS 12 may even surpass the Surface Pro 3 in some ways, including a 4K display with slimmer bezels and Thunderbolt 3—basically a better USB Type-C connector.
But that’s not why people want these things. It’s the promise of portability but also power. A slim-fitting design that can work both as a tablet or a laptop. It showcases the future of touch interfaces, whether through our finger or a pen (or Pencil.) As laptops continue the endless for march of being thinner and thinner, keyboards will become optional, much like mobile phones before them, and your standard keyboard and display laptops will soon be boring bricks by comparison. The Surface doesn’t just look like the future, it feels like it, too...