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Infographic: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain

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Susan Fourtané
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Re: understandable or not?
Susan Fourtané   9/30/2014 4:50:18 AM
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Hailey, 

When it's the hardware the one that needs an upgrade because it doesn't support the new iOS anymore is a good time for an upgrade. Probably I have said this before a hundred times. :/ 

The size of the phone pretty much depends on your needs and preferences. Between the 6 and 6 Plus I would choose the 6 Plus. I think it's the perfect size between the 6 and the iPad mini. :D 

I recently got the iPad Air and need to send this Mac to Apple for recycling and upgrade my Mac to the MAcBook Air, or MacBook Retina. I don't know which one yet. :/  So I guess I will pass on the phone. Besides, I am not really phone friendly anymore since I went on my experiement. I try to avoid the two main functions of a phone: Calls and SMS. 

It seems like a phone is a pointless deviece for my needs at the moment. iPads work the best for me in the mobile device space.

If I get a nice keypboard for the iPad Air so I can comfortably have all the keyboard functions for writing I will be happy. :)

-Susan 

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Re: understandable or not?
HaileyMcK   9/29/2014 3:06:56 PM
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The lack of support for the new iOS was a primary driver for me... I ended up with a standard 6. The other one seemed to bulky to me. Really nearly a tablet.

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Re: understandable or not?
Susan Fourtané   9/26/2014 8:14:10 AM
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Hailey, 

"I did go an order a new iPhone once the lines died down ... "

That's the smart thing to do, I believe. :) Plus, when you get your phone the iOS 8 will be more stable. You end up winning. 

There is no need to rush before the stores even open as if the world were to come to an end if you don't get a new phone on the first day it's been released.

Every year when that happens I wonder if some of those people have kids at home and tell them they have to learn to wait for whatever thing the kids say they want "now." :/ 

So, you decided to upgrade your hardware when you saw it was too old for the new iOS? :) Which one did you order 6, or 6Plus? 

-Susan 

 

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Re: stunning
HaileyMcK   9/25/2014 7:23:26 PM
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@Ariella, I like that idea! It had me looking for a "Like" button. :)

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HaileyMcK   9/25/2014 7:21:43 PM
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@simonfruen, thanks for weighing in! You gave me a blast from the past: I still think the Motorola Razor was a phone ahead of its time. Think about it: sleek design, cool colors, robust and cool. I loved it. It was hard to give it up.

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Re: understandable or not?
HaileyMcK   9/25/2014 7:20:08 PM
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@Susan, I agree that more sales can never really be bad. I did go an order a new iPhone once the lines died down...and it will arrive in another five weeks or so. That's fine. It's not food or water...just a phone. I can wait. :)

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Re: stunning
Ariella   9/23/2014 12:29:42 PM
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Nice, though it would have been even better to give the pie chart an apple shape.

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stunning
FLYINGSCOT   9/22/2014 11:14:26 AM
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There has been a lot of pressure to onshore but when one reads the material presneted by you it is quite an eye opener.  The sheer scale of everything Apple does is quick mind boggling.......millions of handset orders in 24 hours.....what a nice problem to have.

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Re: understandable or not?
simonfruen   9/21/2014 9:59:31 PM
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We won't know what the commitments of Supply Chain to how many units to what country/region; so we will not know.  However I am trying to recall the numbers of units Motorola sold in the Razor days, it is comparable I remotely remember 50Mio in Q4 and many charter flights were used.  Your info graphic and our knowledge states that supplier challenges are more of an issue today; and the Global logsitics enviroment is recovering so there must be more challenges.  I also remember Razor shipped from Tanjin, Singapore and Flensberg so coverage is better (did they still have units shipping from Chicago?); so the challenges are much greater now.

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Android is good too
_hm   9/21/2014 3:43:47 PM
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That is all good for Apple.

But Android is equally good. I like Samsung as I get them almost free with contract.

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