I would rather the money invested in R&D than extravagant Architecture. Curved glass on a radius that large will not make a huge visual impact compared to flat panes of glass. The "London Gherkin" is a perfect example of flat glass creating a curve. Interesting idea though.
Maybe users will wake up by 2016 and stop buying iPhones and instead start buying Androids, or who knows, maybe even Windows Phones. Apple's workforce increases to 14,000, then layoffs start happening.
I still think Microsoft will have the Smartphone to beat in a few years, as it may be become the ultimate portable PC (that can run Crysis) and have built-in Kinect technology.
[citation][nom]eternalkp[/nom]will apple still be relevant by 2016?[/citation]
Not if they don't come out with a new fad (which may or may not flop). Innovation inside Apple has dwindled. You can only resize things for so long. Here's hoping someone other than Apple takes the reigns by then.
Zak is really a cool fella. His news may be apple only, but at least he is still posting stuff for us to talk about. We get to irritate him with all our comments on "apple sponsoring" but he shall not be stoped, and bring the fruit to us!
[citation][nom]Pyree[/nom]I'll hate to make trips to the opposite side of the building, knowing I can't walk in the most direct path.[/citation]
Just walk through the middle. I'd much rather trek through some open parkland in the sun (So-Cal after all) than walk through hallways.
[citation][nom]gm0n3y[/nom]I'd much rather trek through some open parkland in the sun (So-Cal after all) than walk through hallways.[/citation]Actually it's in NorCal, but the weather is still not bad.