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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 08, 2007 02:37AM Reply Quote
Talk about industry stock market mumbo-jumbo here.

rino – February 07, 2008 06:05PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Strange all the bruhaha over apple supposedly "cutting orders drastically (again!)".

The comments in the Ars thread are amazing:


As others have already pointed out it is Apples own fault. Their devices are grossly over priced and the general public knows this full well. If Apple isn't willing to share in the price declines, in the Flash market, then should they really expect the customer to be happy.


Yep a very weak line up. It is a combination of poorly engineered devices and the lack of responsiveness to the consumer. Which in simple terms makes their hardware unjustifiably expensive.

Grossly overpriced? Weak lineup??
I thought we nailed that lid shut for 95% of Apple products! This is 2008 for fucks sake and they've been selling like hot cakes. Many commenters say it on the internet so it must be true.

Let's see, Apple reduces orders, then they roll out new products.

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stan adams – February 07, 2008 06:13PM Reply Quote

You have to put yourself into the life styleof a typical ars poster -- lives in mom's basement, has low paying tech related job(s) {such as "cell phone kiosk attendant", "Best Buy employee", "independent web security consultant", "Cable TV installer"}, puts way too much time in FPS games, spends most of 'income' on parts for overclocked homebrew PC, Mtn. Dew, cheesy garlic sticks, and Domino pizza.

tliet – February 07, 2008 07:18PM Reply Quote
If a 60 percent sales drop will be reported for any device in any quarter of the year, you bet the Street will call for Jobs' head. No way on earth those are realistic figures, unless the economy has imploded completely and we haven't heard from it yet.

johnny k – February 08, 2008 01:49PM Reply Quote
well, I hate Apple, so it must be true.

Mighty Mouse – February 08, 2008 03:34PM Reply Quote
Both of those posts came from the same guy, I think. I read through those as well. Obviously a thinly disguised Apple hater.

And the analyst is off base. Way off. All will become clear later.

Basically, him saying order cuts = less sales is the equivalent of a financial terrorists and he should be treated as such.

tliet – February 09, 2008 01:45AM Reply Quote
He could be talking the stock down to get on board again?

rino – February 09, 2008 11:08AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.

Yeah right.

Link is to Apple should buy/merge with Sony piece.

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rino – March 18, 2008 09:25AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.

El Jeffe – March 18, 2008 09:26AM Reply Quote
What a journey.

What a journey.

ddt – March 18, 2008 10:56AM Reply Quote

anything to add? there's a link to comments, but feel free to correct me here.


tliet – March 18, 2008 10:59AM Reply Quote
Daniel; I posted before I saw your post.

It's fud, but I can see the point of Apple trying to keep the lid on iPhone applications. It's not that hard to imagine spreading an iPhone virus via Bluetooth, WiFi or EGDE. It's an incredibly rich API for a phone, heck, the virus could even be a fat binary.

But then again, the iPhone would probably make a pretty louse botnet and virus writer seems to do it for profit these days.

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El Jeffe – March 18, 2008 11:04AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Can I correct your eyewear choice? ;)

What a journey.

ddt – March 18, 2008 11:07AM Reply Quote
bill, i just can't pull of tony clifton's big, wraparound shades. to my disappointment.


johnny k – March 18, 2008 11:23AM Reply Quote
Please, people. Do not hire or quote this man. It makes the baby Charles Babbage cry.

Ha! Good article. I expect there will be trojans and whatnot, that will infect jailbroken iPhones. If there are enough to make it worth it. Apple can point out that they hacked their phones, but considering a lot of people may have just bought what they thought was a third-party unlocked iPhone, it will hurt Apple. But I'm betting that the App Store will be hard for most devs to resist. God the bitching from the "Have it your way" generation! Don't they realize the 'i' stands for "I, Steve Jobs", not themselves? If I ever have kids they're going to get beaten enough to make sure they don't think the world revolves around them. The killer app would be a idiocy filter.

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Cloudscout – March 18, 2008 10:25PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
AAPL's highest close since Feb 1st. Are they back on the upswing?

johnny k – March 19, 2008 01:38AM Reply Quote
They did seem to outperform the market even on the rate cut.

johnny k – April 01, 2008 06:32PM Reply Quote
Another %4 up, grazing $150. iPhone, full steam ahead!

Cloudscout – April 03, 2008 01:05AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
So, will the street care about the fact that Apple is now the Number One Music Retailer in the US? Apparently they've leapfrogged Wal-Mart.

rino – April 03, 2008 06:29AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I read that too ... that when I'm busy writing polite but terse emails to record company execs who think it's OK to offer the same product in a degraded form on iTunes as compared to Amazon.

Imagine! Maybe people don't care so much.

El Jeffe – April 03, 2008 04:05PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I don't care. I don't mind degraded. I don't buy it.

What a journey.

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