They are all wacky over there due to their religion. There are no good guys. Rebels are just as bad if not worse than Assad. Let them kill each other. The less of them the better for us.
Not so sure about your studies. Dont forget that Samsung has the superior phone w Galaxy S4 w larger screen being the main selling point. iPhone users I know that have tried it love it, but hate the Android apps. This is one sticking point that just might keep existing iPhone users within the Apple ecosystem. Otherwise existing Galaxy S4 users will most likely stick with Samsung and upgrade to the next incarnation. Apple's price structure, closed system, and small screen are all negatives. Cheaper iPhone and refurbished iPhone 5's might help but are a double edge sword as they gobble up margins. First time buyers are more apt to go Android for larger screen and cheaper prices. This is MSFT vs. AAPL of the early 90's playing out again. Open system wins every time. Apple is going to have a very tough row to hoe in order to stay in the game.
Average Joe is clueless when it comes to security. All he is thinking about is price and features. Samsung or Android phones in general are being pushed since they have higher profit margins. Sales staff are not going to be discussing malware issues or if questioned will put the buyers fears at ease with some slick canned response.
I think he is correct. The customer needs to sign the contract in order to get the deal. Not really forced to sign but wont get deal if he doesnt.
I have no idea what you are talking about but iPad is not selling. It's way too big. iPad mini is big seller.