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Major Apple screw up - won't work with high end Scandinavian 4G
www.dn.se ^ | 03/08/2012 | dn.se

Posted on 03/08/2012 12:57:33 PM PST by WesternCulture

Translation of the breaking news from one of Northern Europe's leading papers:

"The new Apple surf pad is not going to work within the range and demands provided by the extremely swift Scandinavian 4G presently being launched in the Nordic Countries."


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: apple; ipad; it; scandinavia

1 posted on 03/08/2012 12:57:38 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

SO the Eurotards are out of luck, huh?


2 posted on 03/08/2012 1:00:20 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: WesternCulture

Is this “extremely high-end 4G” thing the same as what Sprint or Verizon provides in the US? If so, this is more a compatibility issue than hardware being obsolete.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 1:00:32 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: WesternCulture

What’s that going to effect like 6 or 7 customers.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 1:02:00 PM PST by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: WesternCulture

So it’s Apple’s fault that they are deploying a standard that Apple is adopting for 4G that also happens to be the same 4G LTE standards the majority of the world’s providers are adopting??

Not Apple’s fault.


5 posted on 03/08/2012 1:03:15 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Being all things to all people is not a good business strategy.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 1:04:49 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: WesternCulture

Dere’s Norway Apple should get away wid dis. Dey’ll just have to lower de price over dere. Sweden de deal. Denmark dem down some more. Give dem an upgrade or take de useless Stockholm to America. Unless dey don’t care about Oslo connection.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 1:06:03 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: WesternCulture

Wow. That’s amazing news.

“I don’t know whether I’m ecstatic or ludicrous”


8 posted on 03/08/2012 1:07:22 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Swordmaker

ping


9 posted on 03/08/2012 1:09:18 PM PST by randita
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To: James C. Bennett

Get updated, I personally don’t wish to intimidate America, but these news are not exactly good for those who still believe in Silicon Valley.

Don’t worry too much. Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Reykavijk and Helsinki are a corners of the World which believes in Capitalism and Western spirit.

We have dealt with the likes of Stalin as well as Hitler and know how to distinguish between what, morally, is the difference between right and wrong.

Trust Vikings and Finns. We don’t complain out of malice.

We’ll fix Apple for ya.


10 posted on 03/08/2012 1:10:15 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: discostu

Sven and Bjorn being the enterprising sort will attach a coat hanger to their iPads and make it work.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 1:12:29 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: WesternCulture
We have dealt with the likes of Stalin as well as Hitler

Yes. Your neutrality really kicked their butts.

12 posted on 03/08/2012 1:16:12 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Keith in Iowa

—Not Apple’s fault.—

If a guy runs a red light and T-bones my car, it’s not my fault.

I still look both ways though. It actually prevented an accident once...


13 posted on 03/08/2012 1:16:34 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: WesternCulture

Methinks you have something there. If I’m not mistaken, we’ve prematurely adopted a 4G standard that’s still in gestation. If indeed the IPAD won’t connect over there, Apple will soon have one that will.

In any case, I (and a lot of tech writers) have already realized and stated that IPAD 3 - if actually downloading data at 4G speeds - will only take a few tens of minutes to exhaust the entire monthly allotment of bits for most folks.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 1:17:46 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: cuban leaf

Analogy not really a valid comparison.

It is NOT Apple’s fault the Scandinavian providers are not adopting the same LTE 4G technology the rest of the world is/will be adopting that Apple is making hardware to support.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 1:19:10 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Da Coyote

If people start using this to watch downloaded movies on HD, it’s really going to put a huge strain on the system.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 1:20:09 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: WesternCulture

LOL, updated to what? I can run a super-duper-high-speed wireless network between the machines in my basement, but that does not mean much when the rest of the world isn’t connected to it. At least in the case of the iPad and Sweden’s exotic network.

I don’t know how Swedish companies are performing, but Apple currently sits on multi-dozen billion dollars in CASH, with them having little clue about what to do with all that money. Ping me when a Swedish company comes close to matching what Apple has achieved.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 1:24:08 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: WesternCulture

“4G” is not the unified world standard most assume it is. It’s a popular moniker amounting to “wireless networking a lot faster than 3G”. LTE is a standard, albeit an emerging one; if the 4G coverage in question doesn’t include LTE or the final version thereof, SOL. Building one device which works worldwide is far from a sure thing.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 1:24:26 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Keith in Iowa

http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T model: LTE (700, 2100 MHz)3; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon model: LTE (700 MHz)3; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)


19 posted on 03/08/2012 1:26:31 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: WesternCulture

Who’s got the Apple haters PING list?


20 posted on 03/08/2012 1:29:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I’m just pointing out that “fault” is not really germane. It simply is what it is. Apple is responsible for where their hardware products fit into the mix, and where they fit going forward.

I don’t “blame” anyone for the incompatibility issue. It’s just a fact to be dealt with, and reviewed to see if anything could have been done to prevent it, to better plan for future product releases.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 1:31:04 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Da Coyote
will only take a few tens of minutes to exhaust the entire monthly allotment of bits for most folks.

As my brother observed when Comcast rolled out 35-40Mbit service in his area, with a 250G/month cap..."So they give you a 600hp engine and one tank of gas per month."
22 posted on 03/08/2012 1:34:01 PM PST by BikerJoe
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To: ctdonath2
Building one device which works worldwide is far from a sure thing.

Understatment of the year.
23 posted on 03/08/2012 1:40:59 PM PST by TalonDJ
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To: humblegunner

Norway was taken by the Germans in April of 1940, and Finland was invaded by the Soviets in 1939. Sweden (caught between the two nations) was able to prevent itself from being attacked by either side due to it’s well handled diplomacy.

Plenty of Scandanavians died at the hands of the Nazis and Soviets.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 1:44:22 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: WesternCulture

won’t work with high end Scandinavian 4G

This news has ruined my day. Tragic!


25 posted on 03/08/2012 1:49:52 PM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: WesternCulture

Need more details to know if it’s a screw up or business decision to ignore that market.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 2:00:01 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: humblegunner
The Scandinavian countries have always been a real PITA when it comes to networking.

X.21 anyone?

Okay, this time they might be on the cutting edge, rather than the trailing...

27 posted on 03/08/2012 2:21:24 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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