However this is in fact quite an improvement…
More than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California.
Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.
the funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best.
This dirty but genius troll is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.
Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.
You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.
A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week. Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.
Well apparently it was fake, read more here
Pictures of the what is supposedly the new iphone have been leaked.We already know it will have a micro USB port, and according to this have a larger screen. There’s also this video from parts reseller, ETradeSupply. It demonstrates a relocated headphone socket, two-tone surface and a much smaller dock connector. And with IOS 6 having been recently announced at WWDC it wouldn’t be surprising if Apple was getting close to release the iphone 5. On a side note, the iphone 5 is according to rumor the last product Steve Jobs designed before he passed away. (more…)
Processor up to 2GHz Core i7, with Turbo Boost these go up to 3.2GHz, the built in facetime camera is now 720p and the display on the 11-inch model now 1366 x 768 (with Intel HD graphics 4000 card). The slightly larger 13 inch will have a 1440 x 900 screen. They both have usb 3.0 capability and up to 8gb RAM (which isn’t so impressive considering competitors..). Storage will be available up to 512GB while prices will start at $999 for the most basic option, up to $1099 for the better version.
And something that surprised me from Apple’s part (Steve Jobs wouldn’t like this) they start shipping today!
As for the pro version it will as rumors predicted feature a 220 pixel-per-inch 2880 x 1800 retina display. That’s quite a bit less than the 326 ppi LCD on the iPhone 4S and the 264 ppi density of the new iPad’s display, but who am i to complain, its a hell of a lot better than the previvous 1680 x 1050 pixels found on Apple’s previous-generation mac book pro. What more the casing measures just 0.71-inch think and weighs 4.46 pounds, quite neat.
In addition to that high resolution, Apple is also promising higher contrast ratios, better viewing angles and reduced glare compared to other laptop displays, and it’s updated all of its stock apps to take advantage of the new resolution, as well as Aperture and Final Cut Pro.
It will have up to 16GB of RAM, Kepler GT 650M graphics, up to a quad-core 2.7GHz Core i7 processor, up to 768GB of storage, and the standard 7 hours battery time.
Apple also announced the new MagSafe 2, a slimmer version of the charger found on all MacBooks. That means more space for the super skinny next gen MacBook Pros, but it also means you’ve got to go out and replace your old chargers.
Also the new Thunderbolt adapters connects to Firewire 800 and Gigabit Ethernet to make possible for more connections using less ports.
The new mac book will featureTwo Thunderbolt ports, HDMI, an SD card, USB 3.0, and “MagSafe 2.”
“While Apple generates more than $575 in profit for every iOS device, and according to estimates in 2007 Apple earned more than $800 on every iPhone sold through ATT, Horace Dediu reports that Android generated less than $550m in revenues for Google between 2008 and the end of 2011, earning only $1.70 per year, per Android device — explaining how Apple is sucking up two thirds of the profit in the mobile phone business. Dediu’s starting point is a settlement offer Google made to Oracle of $2.8 million and 0.515% of Android revenues on an ongoing basis. His assumption is that those numbers represent Google’s revenue from Android to date. ‘If this is the case,’ writes Dediu, ‘We have a significant breakthrough in understanding the economics of Android and the overall mobile platform strategy of Google.’ Of course profitability is not the only reason Google is in the mobile phone business. ‘P&L considerations were not the only (or even at all) factors in investment for Google. Having a hedge against hegemony of potential rivals, having a means to learn and develop new business and having a role in defining the post-PC computing paradigm are all probably bigger considerations than profitability,’ writes Dediu. ‘My guess is that Android is not a bad business. But it’s also not a great one.’”