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post #41 of 91
That is one strange graph they posted...
Anyways, congrats to Apple.

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Originally Posted by C-bro View Post
Oh that's right, the Xbox, Zune, Win Mobile, peripherals, etc. were charitable ventures.





Edited by LiLChris - 6/4/11 at 3:48pm
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post #42 of 91
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Originally Posted by theCanadian View Post
Still waiting for this bubble to pop.
i doubt it will.

Its like how the the kids who were playing with sega's, ps1 and Nintendo 64 are now the adults playing with the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360.

The kids or adults now are going to be sticking with their iphone's and ipad's, as a fashion statement, or for the "convenient" apps and will continue to buy future products from apple.

Side note, I wonder how much credit card debt apple is responsible of in North America.
Edited by darksideleader - 6/4/11 at 4:00pm
post #43 of 91
One cannot calculate the clueless-ness of consumers, they love apple, and the craze isn't going to end any time soon, that' I'd be willing to bet a boat load..

You can blow up their factory but you can't tarnish their coveted name!
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In the article, market value is determined by the market value of all the company's shares. That value is partly based on expected future earnings and the perception of a company's growth. It's a very relative number that means very little in this context. Much of that value is based on the speculation of buyers, expecting someone to come along and pay more than they paid for the stock.

Another hot tech company that offered a simple convenient product that ultimately kept consumers in the dark with their hands tied: AOL
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No surprise, considering one of their products cost more than a kidney (over exaggeration, of course).
Nope: a Chinese boy sold his kidney to buy an iPad 2

It still fits in the price bracket
     
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But apple does suck.
Oh ignorance
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You know, I don't really like Apple, but they seem to be doing well.

I just hope the companies I like don't adopt the same marketing crap and price hikes.
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post #48 of 91
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Some people think of PC's as outdated pieces of green PCB while Apple is up to date. They don't know how wrong they are.
THIS! I completely agree. PC's can be even higher spec then Power Mac's. that includes there best model. Look at it like this... when you buy a Power Mac most people believe that they spent a good £2,400. What they dont realise is that most of the time its booting 32bit and that they arnt getting the most out of it.

PC's on the other hand are different you can make what you want and how you want it. Not to mention it has more compatitbility with hardware from all different manufacturers while Mac needs Mac certified hardware that cost stupid amount cause its "Mac Compatible" that statement alone bumps up prices 200%.

stupid really you cant compare these companies at all. Apple have alot more divisions like iPod, iPhone, Mac Book's, Power Mac's, iMacs and so on. While Microsoft have Office and Windows. They dont deal in hardware just software.

stupid comparison
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No surprise, considering one of their products cost more than a kidney (over exaggeration, of course).
Bull, last week I had to trade half of my leg and a chunk of my ribcage for a mac.
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Apple is one of the few companies that has mastered the marketing scheme enough to sell products that are filled with out of date (to us OCNers) hardware. Look at the way they can sell MacBook Pros - Up until this last April, they had core 2 duo processors. Most companies (Asus, Acer, HP, Sony) have to update and change hardware every few months, whereas Apple can sell a Laptop with 9 month old hardware for the EXACT same price tag it had when it came out. Brilliant.

Otherwise, statements have carried through the thread of average users and non-techy people. The niche of people that have money and just want something that works - buy Apple. Sure, it contains mostly the same stuff as a PC, but the label and image shows otherwise.

I have a 13" MacBook Pro with 120GB SSD and a 500GB HDD in the ODD bay with an adapter. This is the most I have done to "customize" the laptop, and I love it. The Aluminum body is sexy, and it does what I need on the go. There won't ever be much love for Apple on this site, but they sure are dominating many markets.
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