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post #76 of 613
That's not true. There have been murmurs of a Microsoft smartphone acquisition for years. The chief candidates have always been RIM ("Blackberry" now) and Nokia.
post #77 of 613
I'm really not liking how safari presents tabs. It makes it a pain to swipe to close them.

Also, how come I can only swipe them to the left to close them?

Swiping to the right with my left thumb is a much more natural direction.
post #78 of 613
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Did anyone imagine that Microsoft would acquire Nokia, specifically? No.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

That's not true. There have been murmurs of a Microsoft smartphone acquisition for years. The chief candidates have always been RIM ("Blackberry" now) and Nokia.

+1. I think a lot of people are surprised it didn't happen sooner, actually.
post #79 of 613
Yeah, but they shouldn't have been. Microsoft is a slow on the uptake. Now it is arguably far too late. They should have been in on the ground floor, what with their OS dominance.
post #80 of 613
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Originally Posted by Jr Mouse View Post

Did anyone imagine that Microsoft would acquire Nokia, specifically? No.

The forces that lead to this happening are a different matter. Namely, the introduction of the iPhone, followed by Google's push into the industry of a free and open Android. Those being game changers to the mobile industry should have been obvious to anyone.

Microsoft has almost zero share by Balmer's own admittance and BB is on the verge of being sold off in pieces. Go back and read quotes of the CEO's of these two companies at the time. Their hubris was amazing. As was the two companies' complete failure to react in a timely manner.

EDIT: I actually believe had Nokia chosen to go all in on Android they would be in a strong market position right now.

I'm not talking about Microsoft specifically acquiring Nokia. I'm talking Nokia being acquired at all considering their market dominance until 6 years ago. Their market valuation was at $120 billion or so then
post #81 of 613
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I'm really not liking how safari presents tabs. It makes it a pain to swipe to close them.

Also, how come I can only swipe them to the left to close them?

Swiping to the right with my left thumb is a much more natural direction.

For some reason swipe to close doesn't work for me, in either direction. I just use the x thing.

Has anyone tried Coast yet? I can't make heads or tails of it.
post #82 of 613
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

For some reason swipe to close doesn't work for me, in either direction. I just use the x thing.

Has anyone tried Coast yet? I can't make heads or tails of it.

That's strange.

What's coast?
post #83 of 613
So there's already been an update? I never upgraded by iPad, but got a notice that iOS 7.0.2 is out now.
post #84 of 613
yup - there was a bug involving the passcode
post #85 of 613
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

That's not true. There have been murmurs of a Microsoft smartphone acquisition for years. The chief candidates have always been RIM ("Blackberry" now) and Nokia.

You believe there were strong rumors that MS was going to acquire Nokia over seven years ago? Before the iPhone was announced and Nokia was one of the most powerful/largest phone manufacturers in the world?

Sorry, this is simply not true.

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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

I'm not talking about Microsoft specifically acquiring Nokia. I'm talking Nokia being acquired at all considering their market dominance until 6 years ago. Their market valuation was at $120 billion or so then

It's all related to the same industry changing forces.
post #86 of 613

I found a small bug that I don't remember occurring on iOS 6 but if you have an email thread open when you minimize the app you won't get notifications for emails in that thread.

post #87 of 613

What they need to fix is the various apps that don't work in all screen orientations, most notably Remote.

post #88 of 613
I'm seeing a lot of aggressive marketing for the iPhone 5C. The carrier stores are pushing them aggressively, too, which should bode well for sales. Before the new iPhones came out, all the carriers were pushing android phones, hard, which effectively drove the majority of sales for lower-end consumers looking for free / $99 smartphones.

I hope the 5c does well with teens and younger adults this holiday season.

Note: I am long AAPL.
post #89 of 613
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'm seeing a lot of aggressive marketing for the iPhone 5C. The carrier stores are pushing them aggressively, too, which should bode well for sales. Before the new iPhones came out, all the carriers were pushing android phones, hard, which effectively drove the majority of sales for lower-end consumers looking for free / $99 smartphones.

I hope the 5c does well with teens and younger adults this holiday season.

Note: I am long AAPL.

Is that because they're trying to sell their unsold stock of 5Cs? - fire sale pricing?
http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/is-there-actually-a-surplus-of-apples-iphone-5c.html/?a=viewall
In other words, Apple may have sold 9 million iPhones to its retail partners, but only 5.5 million of those iPhones have actually been sold to customers. Since Apple has already confirmed that, “demand for iPhone 5S has exceeded the initial supply,” Munster is suggesting that Apple’s retail partners have an unsold surplus of iPhone 5C models.
post #90 of 613
Thread Starter 
Pretty sure Apple reports actual sales, not just units shipped to retailers—a move some companies have been known to resort to.

It sounds like the 5Cs may have been more plentiful at launch because they share a lot of components with the 5 and so could be manufactured more quickly.

I don't give much weight to Wall Street analysts when it comes to Apple. In general their track records aren't great.
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