So You Think Apple Is Invincible...

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nimantha.d
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Re: ICT market story
nimantha.d   1/26/2013 10:29:09 PM
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Wale good to see new players coming in. Also HTC is catching up too. I guess they are doing good in Europe too. Anyway true lets give them some time before come in to terms here.

WaqasAltaf
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Re: The chip move
WaqasAltaf   11/15/2012 8:55:37 AM
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@ Anna

I like your observation about the conflict situation between procurement and sales team. What is more interesting is that they (Samsung and Apple) sell and buy from each other and yet sue each other in court. Apple is more to blame for this. It must be had when the executives of both companies meet. One would say to other "please provide me with LCD for my product and that too at cheap price. And by the way you copied my design so pay compensation for that too".

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Re: The chip move
Anna young   11/15/2012 7:12:36 AM
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I agree the relationship between Samsung and Apple must really be problematic. Apple needs (does it still buy LCDs from Samsung) Samsung components and yet competes with the company in mobile devices. Samsung needs sales of LCDs to Apple and is trying to beat the company hard in other markets. It's an intricate web and the companies aren't making it easy on their procurement and sales teams.

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Re: The chip move & Regulation
mfbertozzi   11/15/2012 5:18:13 AM
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@WaqasAltaf: well, sorry for making mistakes, I was meaning system/application maintenance and the news I have reported was specifically about hardware maintenance.

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Re: The chip move & Regulation
WaqasAltaf   11/14/2012 12:59:13 PM
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@ mfbertozzi

"Apple has accepted to leave its maintenance policy and to fit rules from European countries."

What maintenance are you talking about ? The general administrative maintenance or system/application maintenance.

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Re: The chip move
WaqasAltaf   11/14/2012 12:53:09 PM
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@ Bolaji

You reminded about a relationship between Samsung and Apple; Samsung is the LCD supplier. How difficult it must be to shake hands with one and slap from another. Thanks to the controversial patent law.

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Re: Invincible Apple - Breaking news
Bolaji Ojo   11/14/2012 9:10:43 AM
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I am glad I am not the only price-sensitive earthling!

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Invincible Apple - Breaking news
mfbertozzi   11/14/2012 9:05:48 AM
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An additional breaking news as piece of the puzzle to judge how Apple will be invincible in the future: within minutes of its introduction on the web, the Google Nexus 4 has been sold out in Australia and followed by Europe (it was announced just a few hours ago). The competion is becoming really really strong.

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Re: Invincible Apple
Bolaji Ojo   11/14/2012 9:00:17 AM
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Douglas, That's the other angle. What's Intel doing to make sure it remains a relevant player in emerging markets? The company has tried over more than a decade to refine its offerings and while it remains dominant in the computer processor market it is so far less successful in mobile hardware processing market. OEMs don't like monopolies and they are, in my opinion, reluctant to hand Intel a dominant position in wireless handsets.

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Apple-Intel-ARM; Who is the looser and winner
Jacob   11/14/2012 7:20:56 AM
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Bolaji, recently Apple made a statement that they have a plan to move to Macintosh chips and that may be a big business loss of Intel. But at the same time they also made some statements with respect to their plan for mobile chips. So I don't think Apples decisions won't hurt much to Intel because they can gain some market through the new mobile chips, but ARM may lose some its business.

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