Samsung's OLED Monopoly, NYT Goes After Apple Job Inequality, Thursday Q&A

Today's Above Avalon email includes the following stories: 

  • Samsung's OLED Monopoly
  • NYT Goes After Apple Job Inequality
  • Thursday Q&A

We begin today's email by going over reports that Samsung is overcharging Apple for OLED displays to be used in the upcoming OLED iPhone. There is something about that theory that doesn't sit right with me. The discussion then turns to The New York Times' piece on job inequality. Apple was used as an example to demonstrate how the relationship between corporations and workers has changed. We go over my thoughts and observations on the article. We end the email with the latest installment of member Q&A, and I answer the following questions from Above Avalon members: 

  • Given news of Siri leadership changing hands, do I think anything has changed with respect to Apple's overall services strategy? Does Apple need to institute changes to its services strategy
  • What do I make of Apple possibly bidding for the James Bond franchise? 
  • Do I think Apple will abandon the AirPort home router product line?
  • What are the odds AirPods will see an update next week?

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