129 posts • joined Thursday 4th October 2007 13:23 GMT
Re: takes a bath?
Steve Todd already made my point perfectly well--I admit I missed it.
So I'll replace it: All Apple missed was the guessings of ignorant market analysts. They hit their own estimates just fine
Re: takes a bath?
Also, quarters rise and fall (see "seasonality"). Compared the the same quarter last year, sales were higher. This was a successful quarter.
Finally, "Q3 saw an inevitable pull-back in demand." is not really accurate. I would call it "satisfying demand". A pull-back in demand is when the populace realizes the Kindle Fire really sucks and demand drops as a result, to name one example.
Re: Nice to just to know Apple has a thorn in its side at the moment.
> No skin off my nose. I'll never own an Apple product. I wouldn't even accept one as a gift.
But by all means, keep on reading and commenting on Apple articles. Please never stop showering the world with your opinion on the topic.
One of two possibilities presented as fact
> How does the paper know that's what Apple plans to do? The inevitable people familiar with what Apple is up to but who can't allow themselves to be named. So, an authorised leak then.
Or possibly an unauthorized one I suppose? Bad assuming, Tony.
Not lazy, just with proper priorities
Why should I spend time, effort and server resources to set up a verification server when I can use my time and skill to make my app better? Or to make new apps?
As has been pointed out by many, these folks weren't going to buy content anyway.
So don't call me lazy.
Good logic, jai
I can add another point of logic:
The kind of people who think it's OK to steal in-app content, and will go so far as to provide their itunes information (if it's even theirs) to a stranger in order to do so, are not going to ever purchase any in-app content.
So as a developer, I can tell you, I couldn't care less that these people do what they do--they weren't going to buy anything from my apps anyway.
> all without disturbing the efforts of other programmers who might be working on the same files.
> "If you need to hire great programmers, why look at resumes when you can view a candidate's actual work on GitHub?" Levine writes.
Because not every programmer wants to give away his work
Re: "Is there something I'm missing here?"
He didn't compare them, except that they are both similarly useless compared to the competition.
I can't find any logical faults in this article--it's correctly laying out exactly the challenges of both of these products.
Re: Spot on.....
You are right--for you, tech-based owner of two laptops. I'm in a similar boat.
But my mom has no laptop and doesn't need one. An iPad or similarly-featured-tablet-that's-not-quite-as-nice would be fine for her, and probably your mom or dad too, 90% of the moms and dads and aunts and uncles out there.
Re: Searching over the same field for 30 years?
As a former metal detector enthusiast, I can tell you that one can go over a particular area many times and find new items each time. The varying moisture level of the soil, the randomness of how one swings the detector, and probably the huge size of the area ensures that new finds are always being found.
Of course, here in the states, we don't find things such as this--we are happy to find a 1950's silver dime!
Re: @Dave 126
> "It can be improved", try telling that to a couple who've just lost one of their kids after being run over by a driverless car.
> "It's okay, we found the bug and have installed service pack 1".
As opposed to the zero parents who have been told "we're sorry, but your child was killed in an auto accident" today?
Not due to innovation
But rather due to Henry Ford's pathological desire to vertically integrate, no?
Re: The apple hate makes no sense
Then I guess these are sad times for you, cry on good sir
The apple hate makes no sense
You hated them when they were floundering. And now you hate them when they are successful.
You seem to think that consumers are in a spell, only buying because of "image" rather than because of superior products, but where was this in 1995? It wasn't there. But you didn't care, you hated them anyway.
You think a company can go from $6 per share to 600 because they have the world in a spell? If they had the world in a spell, why were they ever at $6?
The products are good. You don't have to like them, so be it, but quit crying about it.
Sure they could re-write it
They might even be able to re-write it better. But they sure wouldn't have however many millions of users on day one like they did by buying it.
They bought the users, not the software
I never could have done what I have done without him
I bought my vic-20 with paper route money. My rich friends or my friends who had teachers for parents had Apple II's--that was not possible for me. If not for the Vic-20 who knows what I'd be doing today.
I can't begin to describe the sense of wonder that I got from figuring things out on it. First BASIC and then 6502 assembly, it was like going beyond my somewhat miserable (at the time) world.
Re: Now, to be fair...
Franklin's got it 100% right. The only thing that sucks in this article is Wired's (and others) choice to use the crappy Adobe content creation tools that make magazines into collections of screenshots.
Exactly my thought.
I was going to word it, "is appearing slow anything like being slow?"
Let me speak for Steve:
You're holding it in the wrong country
Re: How is this measured?
It's measured like this: Apple doesn't pull that crap. Apple sells units. Apple sell out of all stock. Apple devices go on backorder, and Apple devices keep selling. I know you are all cynical from the tricks that Samsung, HTC and the clones all use, but Apple doesn't do that. Get used to it.
Re: Kill the competition? No
Oh, it's not a shameless ripoff? My mistake. I bow to the wisdom of the downvoters.
Kill the competition? No
He didn't want to kill the competition. He was fine with competition. He wanted to kill the shameless ripoff.
> Surely this is blatent monopolism at work here?
Except for the absence of a monopoly, that is.
Long term iPad 3g contracts!?
Here is the states, it's only month-by-month for 3g on iPads. Is it different over there? Also, it could suggest that they don't want to shell out the extra money for 3g?
>Interestingly, around two-thirds of South Koreans favour the Wi-Fi only models, suggesting they would rather not get sucked into long-term carrier contracts when purchasing the devices.
Oh wow, give it a rest
OK, after the first 10 or 20 articles it wasn't so bad, but are you going to put "oh, wow" into every article about Jobs?
It was one the last things he said, but it's just not that funny. When you sit by the bedside of a dying person they say all kinds of odd things.
Give it a rest
When is FoxConn going to put a lock on those rooftop doors?!?!?I mean, really, how long does this particular problem take to figure out?
I'm not sure "battery upgrade" is the best way to refer to this thing.
If they put in a battery that actually got you something like 80 miles, I'd call that an upgrade.
As Ron1 says, this is just to make a ridiculous thing go away.
My cheese has been moved
I never thought you were particularly anti-apple (as you said, you're anti-everybody).
But after several years of getting used to read you stating how Apple doesn't talk to you, the thought that I might have to spend the next several years hearing how you're shocked that Apple did talk to you is rather depressing.
Think back on what might have been
Once upon a time, Bungie was the hope of all of us Mac users for great gaming on the platform. Imagine what might have been if they hadn't been slurped up by MS.