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Yes, it's great apple donated, but it raises a few questions of mine, the fact that first they ask their customers to donate instead of them, then samsung donates 3m, so then they donate 2.5m...

Again, great they donated, but still, it just seems like marketing to me...
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Pretty pathetic amount for such a huge and wealthy company. Just a PR stunt to win a few buyers because they look like sympathetic people and not just patent trolls.

I am not impressed. I agree to better than nothing though.
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Originally Posted by Scorched912 View Post

Yes, it's great apple donated, but it raises a few questions of mine, the fact that first they ask their customers to donate instead of them, then samsung donates 3m, so then they donate 2.5m...
Again, great they donated, but still, it just seems like marketing to me...

I don't get it though. Let's assume it is marketing, wouldn't they have donated more than Samsung did ?

Or maybe they didn't because they knew people would then think they were trying to outdo Samsung.

Just a hunch smile.gif
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Apple didn't have to donate anything at all... but they did. Kudos.
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One of the few kinds of people I hate on this world are some of the people here complaining about how 'small' the donation Apple made is, sure $2.5 million isn't much to Apple knowing how they have $100+ billion in the bank but it's the gesture that matters, people who always try to find a way to complain about something are inexplicably annoying and should not be able to reproduce.


On topic, good on ya Apple! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Scorched912 View Post

Yes, it's great apple donated, but it raises a few questions of mine, the fact that first they ask their customers to donate instead of them, then samsung donates 3m, so then they donate 2.5m...
Again, great they donated, but still, it just seems like marketing to me...

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Originally Posted by AngeloG. View Post

Pretty pathetic amount for such a huge and wealthy company. Just a PR stunt to win a few buyers because they look like sympathetic people and not just patent trolls.
I am not impressed. I agree to better than nothing though.

thumb.gif Just like every other corporation that donated and announced it.
post #127 of 199
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One of the few kinds of people I hate on this world are some of the people here complaining about how 'small' the donation Apple made is, sure $2.5 million isn't much to Apple knowing how they have $100+ billion in the bank but it's the gesture that matters, people who always try to find a way to complain about something are inexplicably annoying and should not be able to reproduce.
On topic, good on ya Apple! thumb.gif
What? No, it's not the gesture that matters. People are suffering, greatly.

The gesture matters to Apple, in terms of public relations. That, is what people find offensive. In the wake of a terrible natural disaster that destroyed an uncountable number of lives, and simply ended many others, Apply puts forth a "kind" gesture to boost their image. How is that not offensive?
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post #128 of 199
Apple creates a donate button... OCN moans that apple isn't donating themselves.
Apple donates themselves... OCN moans they needed to donate more and earlier.

I suspect whatever apple does OCN will not approve.rolleyes.gif

You know being an apple hater/android fanboy is just as bad as being an apple fanboy.
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post #129 of 199
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What? No, it's not the gesture that matters. People are suffering, greatly.
The gesture matters to Apple, in terms of public relations. That, is what people find offensive. In the wake of a terrible natural disaster that destroyed an uncountable number of lives, and simply ended many others, Apply puts forth a "kind" gesture to boost their image. How is that not offensive?

I take it you're think Samsung, the NFL, American Broadcasting Company (wasn't even their own money), Disney, Mercedes-Benz USA, Enterprise Holdings Foundation and more. donating is offensive as well.
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is that $2.5m what we donated via itunes?
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