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Why is it that so many Apple fans get all gaga for sales figures and profit margins from Apple?
It blows my mind...
It's fascinating that they've sold more iOS devices in 2011 than they have Macs in the last 30 years, but that aside, I don't think anyone could be unimpressed by the sheer number of sales -- it's massive.
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Seeing as their phones go thru less hardware upgrades and innovation than their ipods and macs, im not surprised. That money goes to marketing.
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Seeing as their phones go thru less hardware upgrades and innovation than their ipods and macs, im not surprised. That money goes to marketing.
What? That makes no sense whatsoever. The iPhone has had significant hardware upgrades over the years -- 3G > 3GS > 4 > 4S have all had significant improvements, with the 4S bringing the most significant so far. Less innovation? You mean like the 4S being the first smartphone to have two receivers for data and cellular signal and being able to switch between the two on the fly for the strongest signal strength possible? Sure, that's not innovative at all.
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What? That makes no sense whatsoever. The iPhone has had significant hardware upgrades over the years -- 3G > 3GS > 4 > 4S have all had significant improvements, with the 4S bringing the most significant so far. Less innovation? You mean like the 4S being the first smartphone to have two receivers for data and cellular signal and being able to switch between the two on the fly for the strongest signal strength possible? Sure, that's not innovative at all.

Exactly, you agree with me, i was mentioning quantity, not quality. Compare how many model ipods and how many model imacs or macbooks there have been in the same time span as there have been different model iphones.
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Why is it that so many Apple fans get all gaga for sales figures and profit margins from Apple?
It blows my mind...

Because it's amazing? AAPL is going to hit $550 tomorrow.
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Theres a difference between apple fans and apple shareholders tho.
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Because it's amazing? AAPL is going to hit $550 tomorrow.

How so? I mean, if you had stock or something, yeah, I'd be really goram excited.

Urgh, I had a heap of stuff typed out here, but I deleted it.
I'm now classing "Apple" in the list of things I will never talk to people about. It will join others such as; Politics, Religion, Piracy and obese woman with proclivities towards garden gnomes...
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Exactly, you agree with me, i was mentioning quantity, not quality. Compare how many model ipods and how many model imacs or macbooks there have been in the same time span as there have been different model iphones.
I'm not so sure about that... I'm pretty sure that the iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad have all been updated yearly. I'm not sure about iPods, but I think it's a pretty similar cycle.
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But look at it this way. The macbook, think how many different macbook models come out each year, as opposed a single iphone model in a year. Ok, theres storage capacity but the rest of the iphone's internals (for that yearly release) stays pretty much the same correct?
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Apple has lost every market they have ever entered. Apple may of gotten the tablet PC to catch on. But with competition offering at the very least a equivalent product at a lower price, Apple has it's ass kicked.

this same pattern continues with the iPhone and iMacs, and every other product they make...
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