Handsets compatible with the superfast service are more expensive, but don’t offer practical benefits over the latest 4G models that already download at speeds well above that required to stream high-definition video, wrote analysts Chris Lane and Samuel Chen in a Friday note to clients.
“We see no rational case for a consumer to upgrade to 5G,” wrote the analysts. “And yet they are.” ... The latest 5G handsets do not “future proof” users because the technology isn’t fully matured and will continue to evolve, while a new 4G handset will still be a leading-edge device in two years, Lane and Chen wrote. Specifically, first-edition 5G phones can’t access millimeter wave bands that will be added in coming years to fulfill the technology’s high-speed, low-latency promise. ... “Having the latest 5G smartphone, and equally importantly, showing it off might be its single most important benefit,” the analysts wrote. “Especially if you are one of the first. For a single millennial in search of a partner, it might even provide validation of them as a potential good catch.”
We have the choice to build this board up, or tear it down. Make the right choice, or don't post here.
To All: Please remember to keep non-Apple SPECIFIC political stuff out of the daily thread. Post it over in the Dungeon, if you really want to discuss it with others on the AAPL Finance Board.
“Having the latest 5G smartphone, and equally importantly, showing it off might be its single most important benefit,” the analysts wrote. “Especially if you are one of the first. For a single millennial in search of a partner, it might even provide validation of them as a potential good catch.”
I doubt the administration approves of the Pelosi and Congressional actions driving a wedge in trade negotiations.
Hong Kong anti-extradition movement gets boost from US.
In a strong show of support for the three-month-old anti-extradition and pro-democracy movement, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representives, Nancy Pelosi, has pledged to move ahead speedily with the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act that could see sanctions imposed on officials found to have deprived the city’s residents of their human rights.
And not to show off, but my new 11, and a case, just arrived. The UPS driver said he had lots of deliveries of iPhones today. Though he lamented problems with the 8 screen of it going black. His 13 year old son has one, and they use it to track him (knowingly). When it doesn't work, he doesn't use it. I told him my background and that I hadn't heard of an 8 screen issue, but my son is only a few months younger, so we talked a bit more.
Setup isn't perfect. I had bluetooth off on the old iPhone, so auto setup couldn't work. It didn't mention needing bluetooth, but it makes sense, and worked when I turned it on. The "swipe up" instructions skip to a different language quickly, and I thought I was trying to swipe to the side. Then when I tried up, I wasn't doing it right, not going from the very very very bottom. User error? Sure, I'll take the blame. But if I was at Apple, I would be getting these minor quibbles fixed. Just a small tweak can make all the difference. The first transfer from the old iPhone didn't work entirely, so I was asked if I wanted to reset the iPhone, but only given one option. This second attempt is looking good. I selected a few less options, just in case. I hate it when the time estimate increases.
On the iPhone itself, it looks great, though the red under the back glass is a bit more pinkish than the nice red of the edges. Roughly speaking, the screen is 50% taller, and nearly 25% wider, than the old 5S. I know, that's a terrible one to compare it to, but it is what it is. And that will make this update be much more than incremental by anyones standards.
Just finished the transfer, and then moved my sim card over, and it's working great!
(FWIW, I was at a meeting with 11 people today from all different groups in the basin, talking about e-bikes and electric scooters. 10 of us had our smart phones sitting out on the desks. All had roughly the same look (ok, mine was old and boxy), enough that it was hard for me to tell from a distance what they were. It turned out the woman next to me had a Google phone...and I could barely tell, though it had bars at the top and bottom. At least 8 had covers on, though maybe 5 of those were clear. I'd be hard pressed to say that a significant form factor is needed, and from more than a few feet, especially with cases on, it's hard to tell what is what.)
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5