252 posts • joined 28 Jun 2010
Why include "iThing builder" in the headline? Foxconn builds for lots of companies not just Apple. It seems to me that no matter how tenuous the connection the Reg wants to get "iThing" or "Apple" in the headline.
Good opportunity to crowbar "Peak Apple" in there as well.
"So someone who knows nothing about something says something on issue. Great."
The so-called analyst or Jasper ?
Re: Message for the labels
"Sterile crap" - well said Sir.
Re: Fear the power of the mighty ASA
+1. They are about as useful as a chocolate chisel. Or OFGEM.
What amazes me....
... is that the headline has the word "Apple" in it, and the story is actually about Apple.
Re: What percentage of eBay shares did Icahn buy?
2.15% at the moment
Re: Benchmarks show it's pointless
Very happy to be corrected on this but isn't it the WAY data is transferred that is the difference? I tried using a USB3 drive with Final Cut Pro and FCP was not happy.
However, an external Firewire 800 drive + FCP and all's well. On paper, FW800 is a hell of a lot slower than USB3. They are different technologies designed for different uses.
Re: Because there is nothing on my Lumia...
"You utter cock"
You're not James May, are you ?
Re: Dear Jasper,
"stop heading down the plughole to click-baitism"
Too late for Mr iHamill.
What a non-story. And in other news, Tim Cook has a piss at least once a day.
When it's released will Apple HQ be renamed "Fruity Firm"?
Re: Look you have all taken this the wrong way.
Who pissed on your fireworks ?
Re: Wait a minute...
And it seems they're ripping off MS for the UI too. Make of that what you will.
"She said that "improvements come with a price tag," and that BT was concerned that Ofcom's "few pennies per month" remark was woefully inadequate"
They do come with a price tag don't they? So how can BT afford to spunk nearly 900 million quid up the wall to pay for Champions League footy?
Re: Shock news
"The world (+ dog) was stunned today to learn that many Americans have no taste."
I know!! Some still buy Samsung.
.... That's after their 14 day trial expired
And I read...
.. one word in his tweet as "predatory"
Re: Compensating for something?
also - hippo's yawn or clowns pocket
Re: Who's Out in Force today
@AC 19:57 - Are you new here?
I think regular readers on here are getting royally pissed off with red-top type headlines and reporting.
Re: don't need new laptop ...
just an old O/S
The tick list
Peak Apple: check
Fruity Firm: check
Written by: enough said.
I do like iAcolytes though
Re: high end hardware
' ...... as they usually lack some combination of features I want."
I think you could say that about ANY phone on the market at the moment. Personally, I would like (slightly) bigger screen, but an SD slot is not a requirement for me.
Now if a manufacturer allowed you to order a bespoke phone where you can specify screen size, battery size, SD slot, OS (?) etc, they may be onto a winner.
Beer: because it's Friday
...... trying to amaze people with rather pointless stats
Isn't this the domain of Samsung?
Re: Failed Desktop GUI
Pish. It most certainly _is_ possible to "make Ann Widdecombe look attractive". And it doesn't even take much Photoshoping. Just park her next to Steve Balmer.
My eyes ... my eyes
I saw this...
... on holiday very recently. I just thought this was par for the course as far as American ads were concerned.
Re: Oh Jasper
and no mention of Foxconn rebrander.
"allowing fanbois to spend their cash on whatever iTat they fancy"
iTat - an anagram of the author
I would never have guessed
Jasper had written this.
Did Obama say that iOS 7 was CRAPPY? No. Did he say the deployment was CRAPPY? No. He said glitches.
Never let facts get in the way of a CRAPPY headline eh?
Re: Larry Ellison apparently needs to get himself new luggage.
Shouldn't that be
Mines the one in my carry on Louis Vuitton bag in the overhead......
Re: F**K Google
(One of the UK daytime TV bailiffy type series once showed some chaps turning up at Fujitsu with a warrant to seize kit to the value of a non-trivial debt the courts had found proven. Unfortunately I didn't see how it ended.)
The sheriffs were pissed about by the company for ages. Eventually Fujitsu found the dept responsible and paid up in full. They blamed the debt on an "administrative error" if I remember correctly.
Re: anyone know the breakdown
Article in the Grauniad that I found interesting
Re: Rik - You have surpassed yourself...
Was it such a slow news day that you had to make this crap up?
Re: And if they in turn merged...
"If they merged they would become Fruit & Nut."
Nah .... Whole Nut
Re: To the lawyers!
Ashton Kutcher playing Ashton Kutcher touting Lenovo should be no problem.
Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs touting Lenovo. Lawyers at the ready.
crApp debacle, Crapbook Air ....
... has the author of this and the "Crapbook Air" article taken over from Ms Leech as El Reg's resident Apple hater?
I think we should be told.
Re: @ Frumious Bandersnatch - iPad maxi?
You can have them in any colour. No strings attached.
Or alternatively, blue tack.
Re: 10 quid is not 10 quid if it is from Capita
"I agree that the moving of O2 staff to Capita and their rates of pay is poor - and that they've got a bad reputation at the moment"
But did Crapita ever have a good rep ?
So thats ...
... what EADON looks like
Re: Don't need to download dodgy apps
I guess there is some form of 'Communication Breakdown' ?
Were you not Dazed and Confused also? ;)
Re: Rest in peace Eadon
"Do we give him a ceremonial funeral"
as long as the taxpayer isn't paying for it.
Re: Hard to do
and what about software that doesn't run under Linux?
All these comments....
... should be forwarded to the RBS board & the FCA. Perhaps then they may see the error of their ways. The multi-million pound bonuses though may still make them a bit deaf.
The ZX Spectrum, not helping nerds and geeks get laid since 1982.
Re: Suggested names
Re: Just die already....die with some sense of dignity.
'btw. I'm waiting for the DOJ and EU to slap an anticompetitive suit against Apple for thier closed ecosystem. It will come....just have to be patient.'
I think you may be waiting some time.
That picture of Balmer is scary
Bring me solo and the Wookie.
Re: Ok here we go again
2) Whats wrong with having targets for patient treatment?
Absolutely nothing. However, targets can and do drive perverse behaviour. Say one of the targets for patient treatment is for a medical professional to treat 10 patients per day. They used to do 5 under a no target regime, now they have to treat twice as many a day. They treat 10 patients per day and meet their target, but the quality of that treatment nosedives and people die. Let's put in another target then to monitor quality. Our medical professional now has to ensure that they have a mortality rate of less that 0.1%, but still has to treat 10 a day. Can't do both so let's rebadge "medical advice" as treatment. O crap - waiting lists are going up now as patients aren't really getting treated. Add another target for this that now impacts on a previous target and drives other perverse behaviours. And so on .......
A bit of an extreme example but I am only trying to illustrate a point.
An approx 500 word piece about Samsung and its choice of wireless charging. Not once in those 500 words was Apple mentioned but still the trolls are out. We need a new icon: "Where's the Apple angle"
Re: So we wait...
Until the price goes back to $777 a share. Then we yell
JACKPOT. Life goes on...
Bummer I didn't sell then...
Sell now - you may end up with 3 lemons.
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