1562 posts • joined Tuesday 24th May 2011 18:59 GMT
Reality distortion field? I think it's yours...all my graphs are up.
- Revenue up
- units shipped up
- operating income up
- earnings per share up
Only thing Cook needs to explain is the 18% drop in profit on that revenue- it reeks of poor supplier management and cost creep; something he was formally head honcho of.
And much of this come from over analyst expectations, which apple can't control. eg: Apple management forecast $52.00 billion in total revenues, the analysts expected $54.69 billion, and the result was $54.51 billion.
My question is where the big products are coming from in 2013 - another year of incremental upgrades like 2012 will not get them back in front.
Afterall, 56.24% of sales came from the iphone alone, and given the 5 was not the big upgrade people were expecting, degredation of iphone sales volumes will have a big effect on bottom line.
Re: Oranges are not the only fruit.
A minor revision: New for old account swapping only really works when you move UP the pay scale. Try moving your account to a cheaper one, and they'll be less accomodating, unless you're at renewal stage - and even then, expect to get hosed-by-stealth on the T&C's.
In order to focus on new and innovative areas in desktop computing, Intel has made the decision to ramp down the Desktop Motherboard Business
Are they implying there's no innovation left to be had doing MB's?
Or are they implying there's no profitable innovation left to be had doing MB's...
And re: comments on performance...remember the differences in performance between boards was often only a few percentage points. I'd happily trade a tiny performance loss for far better reliability - it's a no brainer.
Wake me up when these speeds are *guaranteed* at peak hours, not "maximum-speed-at-3am-on-an-non-contended-exchange-50m-from-the-backbone-marketing-fluff".
At the moment it's just a load of stats based on made up figures.
"Allow access using a Wi-Fi network to personal files store don your device or media card"
Cue internal memo from IT Sec department:
"Storing personal files on your device or media card is not allowed. Accessing wifi networks from mobile phones is not allowed. Printing data to mobile phones is not allowed. etc etc..."
Re: Anything to stop TV companies buying it?
Using TV bands for use as...TV? Common sense.
Selling TV bands for use as...TV? Money for old rope? Surprised ConLib didn't think of it earlier...they could even have called it a tax.
You do realise that your quoted statement can be recited - word for word - by the fandroids as well?
Fanboi-ism of any kind is toxic to any reasoned argument.
Re: my next phone...
Normally, people just hang up by pressing the button after they take it away from their head. Dropping it onto the floor seems a little extreme.
Re: I got confused by the URL
Methinks the "send corrections" options should have been used for the sake of pedantry, but sometimes mistakes are worth leaving undeclared - purely for their amusement value.
Re: Patriot Act
He's correct. Patriot act = bad news, if you have regulatory obligations re: confidential information.
"I think there is a more conservative approach towards, for instance, security risk," Park said. "The UK attitude is 'it is inherently less safe with a third party' whereas there is a strong argument the reverse is true, if you opt for a reputable supplier with industry-accredited security levels. The industry has generated a lot of hype, so caution, if not scepticism, is understandable."
I really get annoyed at this. Look...our data is more secure where it is, thanks very much. I do not *need* cloud, and I need no reason go through all the due diligence pain for a service that adds no real value where my data security is concerned. Why is this worded to make it look like cloud is something we *must" be using?
'The UK attitude is it is inherently less safe with a third party'
Wow, an outbreak of common sense at last!
+1. With one minor addition: We've actually all had Desktops for many years - it just so happens that the upgrade cycle no longer has the necessity it used to. Joe Public now have more Ram, CPU cycles and storage than he can possibly use - this wasn't the case in the past, where software was outstripping what the hardware could do. Now it's the opposite way round - hardware has outstripped software.
Throw in 2 extra inhibitors - the recession and the borderline-unuseable-for-newbs Win8 hardly encouraging people to upgrade, and there we are.
Ignoring the now-traditional LarsG anti-apple dig, he has a point - Joe Public knows that 90% of his PC activities involve email, web, facebook, bookkeeping and letter writing, and he doesn't need 16gb of RAM and 3.9ghz of quad core magnificence to do this. His 4gb, 2ghz dual core is running just fine ta v much.
That, and a new machine will mean having to relearn how to use the OS again, now that the counter-intiuative, borderline-unuseable-for-newbs Win8 is out.
fanboi/fandroid bickering aside, it should be noted that there is one bastion missing from Apple's heartlands - Switzerland. Apple have got it completely stitched up here - phones, tablets and the desktop.
The only one making any real inroads here is Samsung, with the S3, Note and Note 2. Even the Apple-loving Swiss know the feeble upgrade that is the iphone 5 is not worth the upgrade cost - lots of people here staying on 4/4S's or jumping the fence to samsung - the bigger screen and "something different" being the main reasons in my informal survey (ie I asked people in the office).
You'll note I make no reference to iOS or Android in post - because Joe Public buy phones, not OS'es.
Re: EE Sucks
You have a lift at home? Does that come with a butler too?
Re: All very well but
Hopefully it will get there in time to be slaughtered and served as chops at the restaurant there. It's quite good apparently.
Re: Well blended
I think I mentioned this in a reply to the original commentard post. However, they do mention the average volume of a reader, so that has, essentially been taken into effect. Except volume != actual volume in this case, given the general "blobby-ness" of the human shape.
Small print: Peak hours is now defined as 03:34am to 05:34am
Nimbus said it was a 30-person firm, with 95 per cent of staffers being engineers
Which poor non-tech and a tech are the ones getting cut in half then? And what are they doing with the leftover bits?
Re: If I were Japanese
The amount of deadly radiation from Japan has been blown out of all proportion by the media; actual levels are magnitudes below safe levels for the general public. There are plenty article here on El Reg if you're interested. (Start here, and go through the related articles: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/12/fukushima_ffs/)
Whereas mercury in Tuna (and other higher food chain fish) is very definitely higher than recommended, and a very real threat to the general public.
Wow - risky strategy from RIM - throwing money at a problem, when you're heamoraging market share and turnover.
On ther other hand...damn, it's tempting. And clever. Guaranteed revenue, and assistance with porting? What's not to like, given the only cost implications from a dev point of view is time.
Apple is a locked down NIGHTMARE
Apart from it's not, when it comes to educational material. Cumbersome? Yes. Counter-intuiative? Yes. Locked down? No - most education material is DRM-free.
And using a MS server to send email is just asking to be hacked.
Which is why all those corps with exchange have already been hacked...oh wait.
Re: hard to argue with what the anon guy said
icon: for anybody arguing against the anon guy statement
All hail our benevolent, fault-free and glorious Anonymous Overlords! For they know all, and are wise beyond human comprehension!
How long before Chris goes the next step and actually registers Anon as a proper religion. He's got the dogma and blind faith right down to a tee.
Recent developments map the veins in the finger instead of the fingerprint. This is much better news...
- The user actually has no idea what his "code" is, since he can't see into his finger (unless he's superman)
- far less likely to be corrupted by scarring, dirt or sweat
- the action is easier; press and release, rather than press-drag-release
- the sensor is easier to clean, and less effected by build up
In a recent study of six million actual user-generated passwords, the 10,000 most common passwords would have accessed 98.1 percent of all accounts,
Ah, it appears we have found the final destination of all the hacked/uplifted user password files of late...Send in the gunships!
..and this is the problem with vigilante groups, or those pretending to be them.
At first their causes are noble, standing up against injustice and defending basic human rights. But over time, they start to diversify into areas which - frankly - are hardly crimes against humanity.
Seriously Anon (if that is indeed you) - what the f* has this corporate IT spend decision got to do with you?
Re: Just like lead
I only drink rainwater naturally, so no commie heavy metals in the groundwater to sap and impurify all of my precious bodily fluids.
Unlikely I'm afraid - most dentists are encouraged to go for the non-mercury , white versions these days.
The fact they're twice the price and have twice the margin of the mercury ones has nothing to do with it, of course.
The Convention will impact Reg readers in many ways. Some fluorescent lamps rely on the element, as do light switches.
That's funny...I never saw any questions about our love of lamps and light switches in the user survey. Did I miss out a section? Or does El Reg have greater inteligence collection methods we're not aware of - ie black helicopters?
Best we'll get is some hydro-carbon sludge at the bottom.
Mars is either a billion years too early or too late for life I recon, and that's even before we take into consideration the non-ideal climate and atmospheric issues.
Now if we're looking for ideal conditions where we can grow our own when we get there, that's different. This could be a promising development.
Alternatively....Engineers are normal human beings, and those entering the "caring" professions are actually more empathetic that the norm?
Not that I have any feelings about the whole thing anyway...apparently.
Re: Is it just me....
Hmmm. The idea of olympic pools filled with people has a slight ring of Soylent green about it, if you ask me.
Especially you consider it's more efficient to store them in liquidised form...
Re: greetings from Austria
-9'C and 4" in some areas here in Switzerland. Everything is running normally...
Additional stats required
Readership - all well and good. Now, how about:
- storage stats
- bandwidth used
Re: Nothing wrong
Proper Italian salami should have some donkey meat - how about that?
Thanks. You bastard.
Meal detection app
...is never gonna work.
For one - Never in a million years does the meal before look you anything like the one on the posters.
Two - just because the database says "supplier of branch x beef is manufacture y" doesn't make the contents accurate. Something Tesco is only now discovering.
Pic 1, page 1
hmmm....lovely desk finish...just perfect for using your 80's mouse on. Or not. Then there's the small matter of the diarrhea colour pattern...
Re: IMHO, MS Office 13 has a largely anti-productivity UI
I think the issue is discoverable != easier to find.
I've come from 2003, and my immediate feeling was I had just been taken out of my simple Cessna and dropped into the cockpit of concorde. Yes, there's the familiar stick, throttle and rudder control, but there's *so many more" buttons, levers, switches, toggles, dials and god knows what else. It's overload frankly, and I have trouble finding stuff.
There should be some thought into starting a session with the absolute basics on show - fonts, bold, italics etc, and "introducing" more advanced features contextually or via other toolbars...just like 2003, if I'm honest.
That works out to an additional 7PB in the Facebook Photo data store every month
For a humble tech dealing with much smaller infrastructure, everything about Facebooks photo storage gives me a headache. Pretty awesome all the same though.
Re: "Windows Phone 8 handset maker"
Just finished more like.
Re: IMHO, MS Office 13 has a largely anti-productivity UI
I fired up the beta version of word 2013 the other day, and my immediate thought of the interface was:
"What the f*****g hell is this???"
Improved it has not.
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