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Old Jun 28, 2013, 12:02 PM   #26
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Foxconn now believes it must be a consumer brand, and develop its own hardware and software. This is quickly going to become another Samsung situation for Apple.

I love how Foxconn thinks it can just hire 3,000 software developers and overnight becoming a player in software. Same goes with Samsung. Apple has a true competitive advantage in software.

As if "we'll spend whatever it takes" is how you get there
maybe they should go into the ad business, maps business, online radio etc etc
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 12:32 PM   #27
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All the Foxconn jokes while ignoring that we're all dependent on them. It's not just Apple using them. Most consumer electronics coming out of China use them. HTC, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Dell, Sony, and most everyone else us Foxconn. Thats why it was funny when Apple was the only one getting crap for using them as everyone else does too.
...and that is a bit frightening. One company supplies the majority of the tech to electronics corporations around the world. Imagine the power and knowledge Foxconn has over the industry.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 01:10 PM   #28
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...and that is a bit frightening. One company supplies the majority of the tech to electronics corporations around the world. Imagine the power and knowledge Foxconn has over the industry.
That they do. Problem is that if we want to continue to enjoy electronics at the prices they're at now, they're about the only option at this point.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 03:20 PM   #29
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You forgot the step to delete the App, otherwise why would you have to download it each time and without *those* steps, your critique looks a bit weak...
minus 2 steps. big deal.

still several steps more then counting manually while holding your finger on your wrist.
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 05:37 PM   #30
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Not only are they leaking Apple hardware but it seems they are stealing their ideas as well!
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 01:26 AM   #31
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All the Foxconn jokes while ignoring that we're all dependent on them. It's not just Apple using them. Most consumer electronics coming out of China use them. HTC, Samsung, Nokia, Microsoft, Dell, Sony, and most everyone else us Foxconn. Thats why it was funny when Apple was the only one getting crap for using them as everyone else does too.
Another good reason for the push towards the good ole "Made in the USA."
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 09:10 AM   #32
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Apple is actively developing wearable devices, including a smart watch with a curved glass screen.
so Cook has confirmed these projects? nope. they're still just rumors...and should be stated as such, not fact.
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 02:27 PM   #33
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minus 2 steps. big deal.

still several steps more then counting manually while holding your finger on your wrist.
Don't forget the pencil and notepad to keep a record of your heart whilst working out, for example. And the scanner and OCR software to upload your workout heartrate to your PC for a permanent record. Or hadn't you thought of that?
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Old Jun 29, 2013, 05:05 PM   #34
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I love how Foxconn thinks it can just hire 3,000 software developers and overnight becoming a player in software. Same goes with Samsung. Apple has a true competitive advantage in software.
They have to start somewhere.

And what competitive advantage does Apple have in software? iOS and OSX are not in the best competitive shape right now ... thankfully Appel is releasing iOS 7 but Maverick still doesn't bring some long needed improvements to the OSX platform like something as basic as a new Finder!
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everyone wants a bite of this very BIG APPLE
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Old Jun 30, 2013, 01:30 PM   #36
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Another good reason for the push towards the good ole "Made in the USA."
Not sure everyone can afford that. Be prepared to pay a significant amount more for everything you buy. $100 more for your TV. $50 more for your phone. Some people won't mind but most people aren't going to be cool with it.

It'd be great if it could be done without an increase in price to the buyer but that's not the case. And do we have that many people that want minimum wage jobs? Suppose jobs for illegals?
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 01:58 AM   #37
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Don't forget the pencil and notepad to keep a record of your heart whilst working out, for example. And the scanner and OCR software to upload your workout heartrate to your PC for a permanent record. Or hadn't you thought of that?
i didn't think of that, I was so dazzled by the feature of checking your facebook posts on a wristband.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 02:30 AM   #38
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i didn't think of that, I was so dazzled by the feature of checking your facebook posts on a wristband.
Never slag off new technology based upon what the inventor says it'll do. Other people will have far more wild and useful ideas. Remember when the accelerometer in the Mac was used solely to park the hard drive in event of the laptop being dropped? Then along cam 'MacSabre', then the accelerometer in the iPhone...
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Not sure everyone can afford that. Be prepared to pay a significant amount more for everything you buy. $100 more for your TV. $50 more for your phone. Some people won't mind but most people aren't going to be cool with it.

It'd be great if it could be done without an increase in price to the buyer but that's not the case. And do we have that many people that want minimum wage jobs? Suppose jobs for illegals?
No doubt about that. A geek can dream right?
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Never slag off new technology based upon what the inventor says it'll do. Other people will have far more wild and useful ideas. Remember when the accelerometer in the Mac was used solely to park the hard drive in event of the laptop being dropped? Then along cam 'MacSabre', then the accelerometer in the iPhone...
who said the sudden motion sensor was crap? it's one of the most useful things when it first came out in the mac.
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Old Jul 1, 2013, 11:26 PM   #41
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a new smart wristband that can measure vital signs
It appears that people are so brain dead these days they need to check their wrist device to tell whether they are still alive.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 08:42 AM   #42
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who said the sudden motion sensor was crap? it's one of the most useful things when it first came out in the mac.
I never said it was crap; I used it as an example of people taking an idea (the drop sensor) and using it for something that the inventor never imagined. (A lightsabre-simulator).

Thus, when Foxconn say "Oh, you can check your heart-rate with it", you can be sure that someone else will come up far far better and imaginative uses for it.
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Old Jul 2, 2013, 02:32 PM   #43
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I never said it was crap; I used it as an example of people taking an idea (the drop sensor) and using it for something that the inventor never imagined. (A lightsabre-simulator).

Thus, when Foxconn say "Oh, you can check your heart-rate with it", you can be sure that someone else will come up far far better and imaginative uses for it.
I didn't say checking your heart-rate with it was crap, I said checking your Facebook posts on your wristband is crap.
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Old Jul 3, 2013, 01:18 AM   #44
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I didn't say checking your heart-rate with it was crap, I said checking your Facebook posts on your wristband is crap.
Actually, you implied that checking your heart rate was a stupid use :

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hold on, let me check my heart rate.
*unlock iPhone with pass code*
*download Foxconn app*
*input iTunes password to download app*
*launch Foxconn app, (Please scan your finger to secure your data)*
*scan finger*
*scan heart rate*
(but you weakened your argument by saying that you'd have to DL the Foxconn app every time).

but my point stands - people will find much better uses for a smartwatch than checking heartrate and updating Facebook.
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Actually, you implied that checking your heart rate was a stupid use :



(but you weakened your argument by saying that you'd have to DL the Foxconn app every time).

but my point stands - people will find much better uses for a smartwatch than checking heartrate and updating Facebook.
you're assuming.
thanks for playing.
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Old Jul 4, 2013, 06:11 AM   #46
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hold on, let me check my heart rate..
Actually, you didn't imply - you stated :-)
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 01:28 PM   #47
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wristbands are awesome and nike is the king of wristbands, nuff said.
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Old Dec 29, 2013, 06:00 PM   #48
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Foxconn now believes it must be a consumer brand, and develop its own hardware and software. This is quickly going to become another Samsung situation for Apple.
As already noted, this is how HTC got started.

Foxconn actually has even more reason to strike out on their own: Apple has led the way to Foxconn making ever lower profit margins while manufacturing for others. Foxconn would make more profit selling their own production.

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I love how Foxconn thinks it can just hire 3,000 software developers and overnight becoming a player in software.
Well, perhaps not overnight. But they have to start somewhere.

Just like how Apple hired cellular engineers and thought that almost overnight they'd become a player in phones. Or how they bought a fingerprint sensor company. Or a capacitive touch gesture company.
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Old Dec 30, 2013, 05:46 AM   #49
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uPlay White Label Smart Wrist Band W1

We are adjusted to the Time Available in mobile to check the time .But using smart wristband ,one can easily perform various activities which mobile can not
do example health of the body can be checked continuously. One more advantage is accessing other movers calender and based on that communicating with thin the distance.you can google for above
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