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KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Dec 7, 2021 - 8:02pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


NOW you tell me! I just dropped several dollars on a 16" MacBook Pro. Still reeling. If I'd known you could have had one just fall off the truck, I'd'a been there...
She does get a killer discount... usually once a year.
Smaller discounts for any other purchases.



ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Dec 7, 2021 - 4:06pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Oh... I like my Apple products... my daughter says I better!
Shes a Lead Genius... soon to be a manager.




NOW you tell me! I just dropped several dollars on a 16" MacBook Pro. Still reeling. If I'd known you could have had one just fall off the truck, I'd'a been there...
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Dec 7, 2021 - 3:49pm

 oldviolin wrote:
  Speaking of apples, our minds eye sees a towheaded little boy and a rust colored dog with unruley eyebones. Can't believe that little feller has grown up so fast but man I envy you in a beautiful way...
{#Good-vibes}


I remember him getting into trouble every hour up in Gibsons, B.C.
I think I got into trouble too. We had to shuck corn together. 
He reminds me of me when I was younger.

Oh... I like my Apple products... my daughter says I better!
Shes a Lead Genius... soon to be a manager.












Jonathon

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Posted: Dec 7, 2021 - 9:55am

 miamizsun wrote:

picked up some pro air pods on sale
design? function? all aces
i must say that they are excellent


I do not regret buying the AirPod Pros. (Saying AirPods Pros sounds weird.)

Excellent sound quality, excellent noise cancelation, and they pair seamlessly with everything (MacBook, iPad, iPhone). Best purchase I've made this year.


oldviolin

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Posted: Dec 7, 2021 - 7:35am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:

picked up some pro air pods on sale
design? function? all aces
i must say that they are excellent



Charlie grabbed some Beats Pros on Cyber Monday for $99 and they're apparently same/similar functionality.
 Speaking of apples, our minds eye sees a towheaded little boy and a rust colored dog with unruley eyebones. Can't believe that little feller has grown up so fast but man I envy you in a beautiful way...{#Good-vibes}

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Dec 7, 2021 - 7:09am

 miamizsun wrote:

picked up some pro air pods on sale
design? function? all aces
i must say that they are excellent



Charlie grabbed some Beats Pros on Cyber Monday for $99 and they're apparently same/similar functionality.
miamizsun

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Posted: Dec 7, 2021 - 4:36am

picked up some pro air pods on sale
design? function? all aces
i must say that they are excellent

Ohmsen

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Posted: Dec 15, 2019 - 10:02am

Apple doesn't want to hear what you think about their stuff anymore

Until very recently, having bought something from Apple's online store, you could leave a comment describing how you felt about it.

Here are some examples:

—- I paid a metric ass-ton of money for this aluminum laptop. I will not be able to buy groceries for a month, becasue of the financial hit I took. However, the laptop is extremely well-made and will last me many years.

—- What the fuck do you mean I'm holding it the wrong way?

—- My iPad still does iPad stuff, but I'm happy I bought this new ipad, all the same.

—- Does the keyboard still suck?

These are all worthy notes that could help an intrepid online shopper to make an informed buying decision. Apparently, Apple doesn't care for this sort of thing anymore. ...

Transparency and integrity, who's got time for that sort of thing?

Apple, oh well...  
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Mar 1, 2018 - 6:40pm

 Steely_D wrote:



 
{#Roflol}
Steely_D

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Posted: Mar 1, 2018 - 6:37pm

 sdwright wrote:
Image result for trump hand symbols
I think this one means he knows only a woman can save this country in the end... and it's mother nature.
 

Steely_D

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Posted: Mar 1, 2018 - 6:36pm

 sdwright wrote:
One who wears a Fez shorely understands the secret hand symbols, wright?   I used to think there was something in there (that Shrine) about nobility, but now I need to ask around again... 
 



kcar

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Posted: Feb 26, 2018 - 3:12pm

 Steely_D wrote:

{#Frustrated}

This is why I sold my stock after Leader died. The company is rudderless. 

Remember the Gil Amelio days? The unfocused company began to create multiple products with only minimal differences and consumers got lost in the options. Jobs cut through the crap, defined four simple products, and the company flourished.

...


Those competing product lines and general chaos in hardware design began before Amelio showed up. You can revisit some of the problems Apple endured by going here.  For long stretches, it was not a well-run company. 

IIRC, Jobs winnowed matters down to the four-quadrant strategy because Apple was not only unfocused in terms of hardware development but also because it was losing a lot of money and market share because of Windows 95. Jobs moved away from the four quadrants when the company became more profitable, especially after the iPhone came out. The iPhone made Apple the commercially dominant company it never was during the Mac-only days. 

Is Apple rudderless? I don't know if I'd go that far. I've read that its secretiveness extends to inside the company. When people from different groups inside Apple team up to work on a project that bridges those internal divisions, they have to slowly feel out how much others know about secret projects and information. Apple doesn't like to be the first mover in a new product field or endeavor, so it looks like the company is losing out to others. Apple was relatively late to the cell phone party, for instance, and other firms were pushing tablets well before the iPad showed up. 

I'm not sure why you think that the diversification of the iPhone X is a sign of a rudderless company. Apparently not as many iPhone Xs were sold as Apple watchers predicted, but Apple is still winning in terms of total smartphone industry revenue and net income. Would you prefer that Apple merely sold older models to serve the lower-end market instead of coming out with various flavors of its flagship phone?



Steely_D

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Posted: Feb 26, 2018 - 3:09pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Didn't they just roll out a spendy iPhone with a less expensive bastard child? 

 
It's that whole thing of do you want an iPod, iPhone, iPhone XL, iPhone X, iPad mini, iPad, iPad Pro, blah blah blah...
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Feb 26, 2018 - 2:59pm

 Steely_D wrote:

{#Frustrated}

This is why I sold my stock after Leader died. The company is rudderless. 

 
Didn't they just roll out a spendy iPhone with a less expensive bastard child? 
Steely_D

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Posted: Feb 26, 2018 - 2:28pm

 miamizsun wrote:

Apple Inc. is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone’s key features.

 
{#Frustrated}

This is why I sold my stock after Leader died. The company is rudderless. 

Remember the Gil Amelio days? The unfocused company began to create multiple products with only minimal differences and consumers got lost in the options. Jobs cut through the crap, defined four simple products, and the company flourished.

Apple’s Four Quadrant product grid

Complexity distorts information flow and decelerates clear decision-making. Any decision made in the face of complex operations, unnecessary product types or models are increasingly incoherent. Companies that do well have a sense of clarity and focus with less complex operations and product lineups.

Companies whose business models are simple can replicate their successes repeatedly. Apple’s co-founder Steven Paul Jobs (Steve Jobs) realized this quite early. At the MacWorld Expo in 1998, Steve revealed a four-quadrant product grid. Upon his return to Apple, Steve toured the company and found that there were far too many teams working on the Mac. Each team had different names and viewpoint of the Mac in mind and lacked coherence. He came up with the idea of a simple four-quadrant grid with two rows labeled as ‘Consumer’, ‘Professional’, and the columns as ‘Portable’ and ‘Desktop’. This way Apple engineers and managers had to focus on only four core product areas and the company could deploy the best engineers in the right area. 

 or 




miamizsun

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Posted: Feb 26, 2018 - 2:01pm

Apple Plans Giant High-End iPhone, Lower-Priced Model

Apple Inc. is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone’s key features. 

With the new lineup, Apple wants to appeal to the growing number of consumers who crave the multitasking attributes of so-called phablets while also catering to those looking for a more affordable version of the iPhone X, according to people familiar with the products.



6.5 inch screen?


miamizsun

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Posted: Dec 22, 2017 - 9:31am

 Proclivities wrote: 
sounds plausible

but they're being sued

and weren't they on the that net neutering band wagon?


Proclivities

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Posted: Dec 22, 2017 - 9:22am

Apple Says It Slows Older iPhones To Save Their Battery Life

Confirming iPhone owners' suspicions that Apple purposefully slows the operation of older phones, Apple says that it does just that — and that slowing down processors makes it easier for old batteries to perform after they've begun to lose capacity...


miamizsun

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Posted: Oct 23, 2017 - 3:12pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

The free market in action, right?

 
that depends
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Oct 23, 2017 - 9:09am

 miamizsun wrote:
smart incentive

You can get an Apple Watch for only $25 ... with one small catch

  • John Hancock is making discounted Apple Watches available to its life insurance policyholders.
  • It charges an "activation fee" of $25, and from there, customers can earn the device for free through regular exercise.
  • Apple is increasingly turning to insurers as a sales channel for its Apple Watch.


 
The free market in action, right?
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