Your Take on the Future of Apple

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Poll: Fate of Apple (24 member(s) have cast votes)

What will Apple be in the future?

  1. It will slowly decline into just another Microsoft (12 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. Jon Ive and Tim Cook will pick up the issues (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. We might need a new CEO folks (8 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  4. Steve Jobs will obviously be back (4 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:12 AM

Personally I find Apple's phone hardware second to none. It's fantastic and has a very professional finish. Much better than the majority of crappy Android chinese knockoffs. I'm basing this on what I see in Bolivia BTW.
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 11:37 AM

I have to give apple props for the iPhone 1. All subsequent iPhones have been less innovative- just 'look, smaller sexier re-hash of the same iPhone! ooh, now with an extra gb of memory! only twice the price!', over and over again. This is without considering the multi-touch deal- where Apple sued motorola for selling a phone that used a similar gesture.

That's it: The fan boys are annoying, but that's all I can say for or against them, the company produces some solid offerings, but the guys in charge of deciding what the company is going to do seem to be douchebags, and Steve Jobs in particular is the biggest douche the human race has yet produced.
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:21 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 10 April 2011 - 03:32 AM, said:

View Postcreativecoding, on 08 April 2011 - 10:56 PM, said:

View PostsoftwareEngineer(), on 08 April 2011 - 08:44 PM, said:

What do you base that opinion on?

They have their own gaming system.

So Nintendo & Sega are both better than Apple?



Yes. :P
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:05 PM

And I believe the OSX has to be installed on a Mac, amirite? So it's actually $35 + $1000 (for a new machine).

And didn't they start charging for updating your ipod? That's completely ridiculous. If I buy a game, I expect to get all of the patches for free. It's like I intentionally create a bug in my software, then moments after the release say "this bug has been patched, but it will cost you $5. Oh but you get this nifty little calculator that comes with it too".


IMO Mac can longer be called "for graphics only" and PC can no longer be called "for games only".

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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:20 PM

View Postno2pencil, on 10 April 2011 - 03:32 AM, said:

Last time I checked a copy of Windows is $200+ & Mac OSX is $35


But, you aren't allowed to install it on anything other than Apple Hardware, so suddenly, that $20 is suddenly $1520....Windows has freedom of choice. However, Apple mobile devices ARE very successful and Jobs did a wonderful job taking old, failed ideas and reviving them into something great. Mind you, I'm an Apple hater because of business choices that they made, BUT Apple does have its merits.
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:25 PM

View PostDogstopper, on 10 April 2011 - 04:20 PM, said:

View Postno2pencil, on 10 April 2011 - 03:32 AM, said:

Last time I checked a copy of Windows is $200+ & Mac OSX is $35


But, you aren't allowed to install it on anything other than Apple Hardware, so suddenly, that $20 is suddenly $1520....Windows has freedom of choice. However, Apple mobile devices ARE very successful and Jobs did a wonderful job taking old, failed ideas and reviving them into something great. Mind you, I'm an Apple hater because of business choices that they made, BUT Apple does have its merits.


I love their music players, too bad you have to use iTunes to use them...
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:27 PM

That's one of the examples of "Bad business practices". They don't give me enough freedom to use their product how I want to use it.
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 03:45 PM

Also, from what I've heard, they make their hardware in house, thus bumping the prices up and added their own little tweaks, It's almost as if they program their shit to break exactly when the warranty is up you can go replace it with another overpriced piece of junk at no extra cost to them. At least with a PC if the parts aren't to your liking you can open it up and install something new in there. And wtf is up with the iPad 2? From what I've seen it's only a regular iPad with a camera. Why not just simply release a line of iPads with cameras for an extra $50 instead of making a huge deal out of rereleasing a new line with an extra $200 tacked on? They're like the same camera's they've used on cell phones, and the integration software is already there, so it's not like they're doing some R&D to discover some new technology, because it's shit they've already had just laying around. They're just using the fanboys and adding hype to something, and hoping people out of sheer brand loyalty will help them hype it up, and let them see past the fact they're getting ripped off.
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:23 PM

Apple is also a dick.

http://www.apple.com.../02patents.html

That's like a make a pointy stick for hunting

I sell pointy stick for others to use

Some other guy makes pointy stick too

I sue him for it.
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:54 PM

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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:05 PM

View Postcreativecoding, on 10 April 2011 - 06:25 PM, said:

I love their music players, too bad you have to use iTunes to use them...

a.) I update my iPod with GTKPod on Linux. They don't make an iTunes port for Linux
b.) Check out Rock Box. I have a few friends that swear by this. iPod + drag & drop

View Postcreativecoding, on 10 April 2011 - 07:23 PM, said:

That's like a make a pointy stick for hunting

I sell pointy stick for others to use

Some other guy makes pointy stick too

I sue him for it.

Wow. You really have something unique there. Because that's not at all how Microsoft got their start in the computer industry... </sarcasm>

View Postsupersloth, on 10 April 2011 - 09:54 PM, said:

and on and on and on

My favorite : Microsoft sues for FAT
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:23 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 10 April 2011 - 09:05 PM, said:

View Postcreativecoding, on 10 April 2011 - 06:25 PM, said:

I love their music players, too bad you have to use iTunes to use them...

a.) I update my iPod with GTKPod on Linux. They don't make an iTunes port for Linux
b.) Check out Rock Box. I have a few friends that swear by this. iPod + drag & drop

I've used rockbox before on my old Sansa Fuze2. It's pretty nice. I would definitely recommend it.
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:33 AM

I hope not, but as the things are going it looks like it will become just another Microsoft :(
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:43 AM

the only thing I have is a iPod nano that i got about 2 years ago.

I'm not a fan of Apple just because the products are insanely expensive for what I get back for it. $500 for a damn iPad? hell no.

Maybe Apple going a bit more Microsoft isn't a bad thing?

I don't really care either way. No Apple for me.
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Re: Your Take on the Future of Apple

Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:02 AM

I'm surprised nobody has posted one of those awful Mac Vs Windows commercials yet.
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