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  • Sponsor: Organize Your Inbox (and Never Waste Time on Email Again) With SaneBox

    Mar 17, 2020, 8:32 pm By Horace Dediu
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  • Lasts Longer (2.0)

    Mar 17, 2020, 8:21 pm By Horace Dediu
    About a year and a half ago in Lasts Longer I noted that “keeping iPhones in use” became a top priority for Apple’s design for sustainability. I considered this provocative because it prioritizes usage and users over units sold, in contrast to how the…
  • Carry On

    Thu 6:29pm By Horace Dediu
    Exactly one month ago Apple reported their highest quarterly revenue ever. They also guided to growth of between 8.6% and 15.5% into the current (1st calendar) quarter. This guidance is illustrated as the right-most bar in the following graph: Note that the…
  • Sponsor: Disruptive Leadership From A Different Angle

    Jan 2, 2020, 3:15 pm By asymco-admin
    Disruptive Leadership is a nifty little book about Apple and organizational leadership from the lens of Jony Ive’s caring deeply. Tracing nine keys through the three stages of eruption, construction and disruption, the book provides a paradigmatic look at…
  • Analyst, analyze yourself

    Jan 2, 2020, 3:05 pm By asymco-admin
    It’s common knowledge that sell-side analyst price targets for stocks are not taken seriously. The evidence is simply that no public accounting exists for their historic performance. It would be trivial to grade performance but it seems nobody bothers to do…
  • [Sponsor] IVPN: Your Trustworthy VPN

    Dec 12, 2019, 1:08 pm By asymco-admin
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  • iPods Pro

    Dec 12, 2019, 12:21 pm By asymco-admin
    At time of writing (December 12, 2019) AirPods Pro delivery wait time is over 4 weeks. It’s been like this since they shipped. I tried stores in several countries and although units can make an appearance on a shelf, they sell out immediately. AirPods are…
  • Boxy Suite: A Better Gmail Experience For Mac [Sponsor]

    Sep 25, 2019, 2:30 pm By asymco-admin
    We love Gmail and Calendar, but we believe multitasking kills productivity. That’s why we’ve built the most minimal, yet powerful Gmail and Calendar apps for Mac. We’re partnering up with Asymco to give you an exclusive 30% discount: click here to get…
  • The Triumph of the Walled Garden

    Sep 25, 2019, 1:44 pm By Horace Dediu
    During 2016 Apple services revenues were $25.6 billion. In January 2017, just after the end of that year, Tim Cook said “We feel great about this momentum, and our goal is to double the size of the services business in the next four years”. If Apple were…
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    Aug 26, 2019, 6:54 pm By Horace Dediu
    InstantDomains.com is the fastest domain search tool ever built, you can search domain availability for all 500+ domain extensions in milliseconds. Results load instantly and with an incredibly friendly user interface it’s easy to scan through which domains…