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Originally Posted by lifes_good View Post
No surprise, considering one of their products cost more than a kidney (over exaggeration, of course).
A kid in China sold his kidney for an iPad2
post #12 of 91
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Originally Posted by Kirasa View Post
Sorry, what the hell is that graph measuring? Percentage of...?
Growth.

The graph is completely irrelevant.
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post #13 of 91
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Originally Posted by Johnny Guitar View Post
or because microsoft makes an operating system and apple makes phones, mp3 players, laptops, workstations desktops?

Overall Intel makes a lot of profit however you dont get as much profit from making chips as you do from a computer thats silver and market up 200%
Oh that's right, the Xbox, Zune, Win Mobile, peripherals, etc. were charitable ventures.

I don't think it's a terribly meaningful comparison in the article, but at least make a valid point.

Edit: Check the temperature in hell. I think I just indirectly defended Apple.
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post #14 of 91
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Impressive.
Apple's situation is really weird. Windows is still dominating OSX (by far), Microsoft is still a giant compared to Apple, but still, they manage to be THAT successful.

(Why is Apple compared to Microsoft? Because it's the most famous rivalry of the high-tech world!)
And please let's not turn this into a "Apple sucks" thread.
But apple does suck.
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Not sure if the authors understand the meaning of the word "portmanteau."
I believe it's a subtle reference to "Wintel."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wintel
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Growth.

The graph is completely irrelevant.
Sigh

Another case of improper graph use in technology journalism.
Edited by Kirasa - 6/4/11 at 2:34pm
post #17 of 91
Ah yes market cap the end-all-be-all of measuring a company's value
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Originally Posted by AsAnAtheist View Post
Uhm not sure what the Bill gates reference is about, Bill Gates is no longer the CEO for Microsoft. Personally I am not sure what kind of monstrosity Microsoft would be if he was.

Considering Bill Gates left the company, and it has still grown shows that what he left behind is an immortal legacy.

Secondly why are there so many Apple vs Microsoft comparisons... Both are in different markets.

Lastly Market Cap is a very fizzle monster, and to be honest pretty much useless.
While Apple's market cap is higher, I am assure you Microsoft has got better scores with many financial agencies in terms of reliability and long term assurance. I remember this being discussed earlier when Apple passed Microsoft's market cap.
Bill still has major market share in MS though right?
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Impressive.
Apple's situation is really weird. Windows is still dominating OSX (by far), Microsoft is still a giant compared to Apple, but still, they manage to be THAT successful.

(Why is Apple compared to Microsoft? Because it's the most famous rivalry of the high-tech world!)
And please let's not turn this into a "Apple sucks" thread.
Wait what?
You don't compare Apple to Microsoft. You compare it to HP, Dell, Acer, Asus, and other companies.

Microsoft =/= PC manufacturer.
Microsoft =/= Major Electronics manufacturer

Yes they have a few product lines, however they are far from being the major revenue source. In fact it's the minority. The major revenue source for microsoft is software, and support (corporate).
Apples major Revenue is from hardware, specifically the Iphone 4, Ipod, etc.

Apple doesn't suck, it's fans who overhype crap and talk out of ignorance do.
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I'm not a big fan of apple products, because apple's design philosophy doesn't work well for me. They cater to people who want to plug in, power on, and go, without tweaking, configuring, customizing, etc. I'm a geek, and I like to tweak my gizmos so that they are customized for me. I like playing with settings, changing options, overclocking, changing out LEDs, and generally messing with stuff. Apple spends ridiculous amounts of money getting rid of these options. They design products that just about anyone can pick up and use intuitively, with little to no configuration required.

With that said, I do see why Apple has such a large market cap. Between the ease of use, reliability, and insanely good PR, it's really no surprise. I'm actually surprised they aren't going the MS route and buying everyone else out.
 
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