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How much did Apple's value drop when it was rumored that Steve Job's was sick?
Back in Jan 2009, when there were news about Job's sick, Apple's share price dropped up to 10% within two days during trading hours. Didn't close at the lowest point but it did have an immediate impact on the share price.

This was when Apple's stock price was around $80-90 per share.
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And you DO realize that Apple was one of the first to commit to Bluray over HDDVD, right?
Uh what? They don't support Bluray all to well the last I checked. In fact there was something like a 150USD drive that you had to buy in order to have native OSX support without working through windows. Apparently, there was plenty of support for making your own but to playback any movies and you were SOL. That was over a year ago when Jobs declared that digital downloads (iTunes) would satisfy the consumer's HD viewing needs. So it's changed? All I see is that you have to do the same thing I do in Linux; convert into mkv and then you can watch it. Not bluray playback support by my understanding.
     
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It will be interesting to see how Apple will poise itself in a few years when it can no longer use the "underdog" or "think different" marketing.
Most people who buy Apple products don't concern themselves with the underdog, or think different marketing. Obviously they are ignorant, and let Apple think for them. They are buying it because it is a fashion statement.
Market cap is a funny game since it varies on what "multiplier" is used.
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Uh what? They don't support Bluray all to well the last I checked. In fact there was something like a 150USD drive that you had to buy in order to have native OSX support without working through windows. Apparently, there was plenty of support for making your own but to playback any movies and you were SOL. That was over a year ago when Jobs declared that digital downloads (iTunes) would satisfy the consumer's HD viewing needs. So it's changed? All I see is that you have to do the same thing I do in Linux; convert into mkv and then you can watch it. Not bluray playback support by my understanding.
http://www.infoworld.com/t/storage/a...consortium-099

From 2005.
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Some people are probably going to cut their wrists open when that bubble bursts.
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Most people who buy Apple products don't concern themselves with the underdog, or think different marketing. Obviously they are ignorant, and let Apple think for them. They are buying it because it is a fashion statement.
Market cap is a funny game since it varies on what "multiplier" is used.
Not to get banned but when I was at the Apple store the other day the consumer base was clearly those who care more about appearances and fashion (women and non-straight guys). I do have to give Apple credit on praying on ignorance since the next largest group there were old people. This is at Millenia Mall and the Apple store was past capacity (over heard the employees talking).

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LOL. And then 3 years later and still no playback support. While that same year (2008) Jobs is quoted to saying that there's no need for Bluray since streaming will take over. Last I read from March 2010 (haven't gone too deep with this search) stated still no native playback support of movies. So I'd like to see if they do yet.

But on the topic: Anyone else smell a little price fluffing on their shares? That is pretty high so I wonder what exactly is going on with their shares.
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That was for security concerns in terms of HDCP/ DRM something they themselves would need for their itune store..... Not really over bluray. Apple's take on HD content is simple= Online. They will not support bluray playback.
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lol, high market caps & high PE means that there are a lot of sucker out there. MS was capped at around 500 billion in 98 or so. now it's worth only 240 billion. go figure
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Riiiiiiight. Just keep telling yourself that. Considering they've revolutionized a myriad of sectors of the tech industry, and this is a fact, you're just another over-zealous (or, perhaps, over-jealous) anti-Apple fanatic.




Let's see, they revolutionized they way computers look, they revolutionized the MP3 player, smart phones, media creation for the average home user, data transfer, customer service... Hm, yeah, they didn't do anything.



Their computers WILL do exactly what is asked. Bravo for not knowing what you're talking about.



Yeah, we'll see. Though "Think Different" hardly worked for them in the 90's, I think Apple knows where it's headed, or at least has a general idea.




Oh, really? Because googling also turns up billions of results for "PC" related problems. Far more than Apple. And they don't make a real computer? What's a fake computer then? No modern, usable processor? They use the same Intel processors many people on this site use.

Lacking industry standard apps? Let's see:
Office: Check
Adobe Products: Check
Web: Check
Media: Check

And you DO realize that Apple was one of the first to commit to Bluray over HDDVD, right?


Jesus. The amount of FUD people on thsi site spew is amazing. Apple has a place in the market, and whether you like it or not, has been a huge influence on current tech.
1. Where did they revolutionize the sectors of industry? Itunes I will most certainly give them that. But that's as far as it goes. Smartphone? No the Iphone was hardly a game changer, it was just well marketed and sold well that is all. Technically speaking it offered nothing other phones did not have.
Computers? Nope, other manufacturers have been leading the way there. VoodooPC Envy, anyone?

2. No not really. Looks on a computer as just that looks. There's been other laptops with true industrial design, look at business class laptops. Your perspective is quite limited it appears. Mp3? Really? I am afraid you are badly mistaken, they really did not revolutionize anything. As mentioned before the biggest factor in Apple's success has been marketing.
Media creation? For youtuber's you must mean. I have been doing that on Windows Movie Maker with Windows XP... It's really easy. Most people I know who have mac's don't even know how to upload videos on youtube either. So much for media creation.
Data transfer was made easy as pie using Windows Vista/Windows 7. Even before that, we had a vast amounts of back up, transfer, etc software.

3. Can they render my video faster then my PC with triple the specs at the same price point? Nope. Can it stop preventing me from fixing OSX when it fails? Nope. Can it play games? No not really, unless you with Windows in which case we have seen the fail that was (PC=more FPS). Can it do 2 external monitors at once? Nope, it's either 1 external and the internal or nothing. Should I go on?

4. Agreed their Think Differently hardly worked at all.

5. Actually Windows has many software that professionals use that cannot be run on OSX. Specially in the movie, CAD design, scientific software (folding/running calculations to simulate experiments/compiling thousands upon thousands of hours of data, etc etc).

OSX has no software that Windows cannot match.
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I don't know about that. Googling reveals a myriad of defects, from shoddy displays with dead pixels Apple won't deal with, battery fires, capacitor failures, GPUs falling off motherboards, batteries that don't last past a hundred charge cycles, iPhones that don't work if you are holding them, iPods with defective headphones and jacks, the iPod Shuffle, and so on and so forth.

I think what put Apple ahead is that they handled customer complaints better - better than Dell or HP. They also had a "look" that was certainly better than the kludged together garbage like the Dell Latitude or pretty much anything HP. Consumers also like their stores - it's like standing inside an operating room but far more sterile. Their goods weren't sold out of dirty shops operated by chiselers that, once they grab your money, they run like mad. Apple's "Geniuses" are a level better than say, Geek Squad - but only make the grade because if the machine that has the defect is relatively new, they will swap it for a rebuild.

But then, Apple still doesn't make a real computer - like a mini-tower that can accept an industry standard video card, or a netbook, or a desktop, or any computer with a modern, usable processor. But then, what they make is intended for their toy OS, lacking any industry standard applications, bloated like crazy, non-customizable, filled with bugs and defects that have never been fixed, and they will never have Blu-Ray - that will help blow your monthly cap when it "updates"...
1. maybe they don't see profit in it

same with 2, though in terms of form factor the 11" macbook air is a close competitor.

there are mac desktops, such as the iMac and the ones with the dual nehalems in them.

all mac PC's come with an Intel, x86 capable processor, heck, most of the lappys have either C2D or i5/i7. can't get more modern than that at this point in time (Sandy Bridge isn't out yet at time of writing)

and at above, they can play games. look at Steam's Mac selection. there's also a decent sized collection whenever i go into an Apple store. more than my local gamestops that's for certain. not as many as Windows, but then far more than Linux...
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