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I don't think Mr. Schmidt could have said that any better. I completely agree. At least we have some twitter posts about Apple's maps app for our amusement.
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Lordikon you knew this post was coming when you made that statement.
It is NOT the most valuable company in history. It is the most valued STOCK price in history. Its actual overall value is determined by equity, assets, and liabilities, and I am 100 percent certain that there are a few oil companies that would object to you making that statement.
Exxon Mobile, General Electric, MICROSOFT, CitiGroup, Bank of America (which has about a TRILLION in assets just in mortgages alone), Walmart, AIG (too big to fail), Altria (you know the owners of phillip morris) JP Morgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway (1 share of stock in this company is 107,000 dollars)
In comparison The Market Cap of Apple is 75 BIllion. Intel is 124 Billion... Not even close to the numbers we get from the big oil company and General Electric.
So their stock price is around the 700 dollar mark. Big freaking deal.
Assets - Liabilities.
Apple's stock price as of today's close was 673.54. Even in your post you identified Berkshire Hathaway's stock price as 107,000 (currently 132,485 as of today's close). So how can Apple have the most valued stock price in history?

Secondly, Apple's market cap is upwards of 631 billion, not 75 billion. Intel's market cap is 112 billion, which makes Apple 5.6x larger by market cap.
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tl;dr
Sorry, market value.

Yes, today, Apple has the highest market cap, but not in history. Petrochina takes the crown with a market cap of about 724 billion back in 2007 (before the stock market crash of 2008).

Source: Financial Times
Edited by SkillzKillz - 9/25/12 at 10:56pm
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But it's far easier to earn £700 than earn $1130. Prices match the economies of countries they're in, you live in the UK, you should know this by now. Our currency is strong against the dollar, so our prices are higher.
Also 64GB is not necessary in a phone, if you want it, expect to pay a premium. Even 16GB is plenty, since the iPhone 5 is bringing an LTE device to the UK networks. Complain about the additional cost all you want, but you're paying for an unnecessary extra on an already unnecessary product, expect to get shafted on it tongue.gif.

Please do not tell me what is or is not necessary regarding my purchases.

It kind of makes you seem super arrogant/ignorant.

Also, if I want 64Gb of storage for any phone I've ever purchased (including my GS3), I'll pay a "premium" of about £30 for 64GB memory card, as opposed to Apples "gratuitous" price of about £200 extra.

That's just me though. If you want to excuse a £200 quid markup, its entirely your decision to make.
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Also, if I want 64Gb of storage for any phone I've ever purchased (including my GS3), I'll pay a "premium" of about £30 for 64GB memory card, as opposed to Apples "gratuitous" price of about £200 extra.

You literally cannot use 64GB MicroSD cards on almost all Android phones. They simply wont work. The newer high end Android phones are the only ones supporting them of note.
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Almost looks like they want to be independant from google after the samsung wars rolleyes.gif
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Google definitely has left a bad taste with China, but no, I think Apple absolutely hates China with all their knock-off iPhones.

Knockoffs don't matter as much as you think. Luxury brands are booming in China and seeing double digit growth every year, it's a status symbol. Apple is a luxury product, knockoffs are not a serious threat to Apple's bottom line in China.
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You literally cannot use 64GB MicroSD cards on almost all Android phones. They simply wont work. The newer high end Android phones are the only ones supporting them of note.

How did you come to the conclusion that me typing "any phone I've ever purchased" actually meant "almost all Android phones"? Unless you assume I actually own almost all Android phones?

Like I said, on the phones I have purchased, the "premium" I payed or would have to pay in future is about 30 quid for a 64GB card, compared to the close to 200 quid extra for a 64GB iPhone 5.

I'm not even sure what your point is?
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I'm not even sure what your point is?

The point was that with almost all phones, it's impossible to fit that much storage in them. Only very high end devices support more than 16/32GB micro SD's. Every phone you've owned (unless they're all very recent and high end) will not be able to support 64GB of storage as you claimed, by just adding the MicroSD. At least, in most cases, the phone won't see a lot of the storage, even though it will physically be there.
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The point was that with almost all phones, it's impossible to fit that much storage in them. Only very high end devices support more than 16/32GB micro SD's. Every phone you've owned (unless they're all very recent and high end) will not be able to support 64GB of storage as you claimed, by just adding the MicroSD. At least, in most cases, the phone won't see a lot of the storage, even though it will physically be there.

Barring the fact that you have basically zero knowledge of my phone purchase history to even try to use it as part of your argument, what does any of this have to do with my point that being able to have 64GB of storage in the phones I have bought was a matter of buying a £30 card, as opposed to paying a premium of over five times that for an IPhone 5 equivalent?
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Barring the fact that you have basically zero knowledge of my phone purchase history to even try to use it as part of your argument, what does any of this have to do with my point that being able to have 64GB of storage in the phones I have bought was a matter of buying a £30 card, as opposed to paying a premium of over five times that for an IPhone 5 equivalent?

I'll say it again. The problem is that you physically can't. You can buy the card, but any phone more than a year or two of age, won't be able to use that storage. It doesn't matter what your phone history is, I'm assuming you've been buying phones for more than a few years, ergo, they cannot all support 64GB of storage as you stated. Their operating systems and hardware lack the ability to address the storage locations, much like a 32-Bit copy of Windows can only address a certain amount of memory.
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Apple: Great product, horrible business sense... rolleyes.gif

you've got it backwards
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