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Old 03-12-2012, 05:48 PM
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Thumbs up The most valuable company in history...

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Apple now exceeds Exxon by $100 Billion!
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:01 PM
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Heh, valuable to those poor souls building their $700 iphones, I suppose. At least they're bringing home some rice, maybe a chicken foot or two.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:06 PM
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Heh, valuable to those poor souls building their $700 iphones, I suppose. At least they're bringing home some rice, maybe a chicken foot or two.
Oh boy... that angle again. And for the record, it's one chicken foot.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:39 PM
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...guess it's working
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...guess it's working
Do you really believe this?
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:12 AM
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Do you really believe this?
Simple answer to that is yes, I can elaborate if you like.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:56 AM
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One trip to Asia and you will see why this company is worth so much. Every other person either has or wants an Apple iPhone,Macbook or iPad. We must thank the Chinese of course because if it were not for them Apple probably would not be where it is at now. Without the Chinese they could not have been able to operate with the high profit margins that they operate at.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:45 AM
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Simple answer to that is yes, I can elaborate if you like.
Yes, please elaborate how Apple products have an "utter lack of functionality".
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I'm no Apple fanboy - the last Apple computer I owned was 25 years ago. However, I do why they are so popular. I have owned a variety of video/mp3 players over the years, and resisted getting an iPod for a long time. However, every other product, whether cheaper or having an allegedly better spec, was no where near as good. Currently, I have an iPod Touch (replaced an iPod Classic), and would get an iPhone if not for the silly expensive monthly fees, considering it wouldn't get me much more functionality than I get with the iPod. My next phone will mostly be a Droid of some sort because of that.
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I'm no Apple fanboy - the last Apple computer I owned was 25 years ago. However, I do why they are so popular. I have owned a variety of video/mp3 players over the years, and resisted getting an iPod for a long time. However, every other product, whether cheaper or having an allegedly better spec, was no where near as good. Currently, I have an iPod Touch (replaced an iPod Classic), and would get an iPhone if not for the silly expensive monthly fees, considering it wouldn't get me much more functionality than I get with the iPod. My next phone will mostly be a Droid of some sort because of that.
Just buy one unlocked from Apple and pick your own carrier Generally speaking AT&T along with Verizon generally gouge their customers for their Data packages.
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Do you really believe this?
You're right John... because Skim Milk forgot to mention this trick
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Actually, it is the most valuable company right now, not in history. In 2000 Microsoft hit $586 billion without counting for inflation.

But yeah, it is amazing what they have done in ten years- and the stock still trades at a low FPE...
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Actually, it is the most valuable company right now, not in history. In 2000 Microsoft hit $586 billion without counting for inflation.

But yeah, it is amazing what they have done in ten years- and the stock still trades at a low FPE...
Apologies... give it a little bit.

1st Trillion dollar company?
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Actually, it is the most valuable company right now, not in history. In 2000 Microsoft hit $586 billion without counting for inflation.
Yes, but everyone knows no headline about Apple is complete without some infraction on truth.

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I am happy to report that my contribution to Apple's revenue is exactly $0.00
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Wow...

http://img.ibtimes.com/www/articles/...market-cap.htm

Apple now exceeds Exxon by $100 Billion!
That's insane
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I am happy to report that my contribution to Apple's revenue is exactly $0.00
Great! We all need someone to make a sacrifice to keep those other companies afloat!!!
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Make that + $120 Billion over Exxon as of today
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That's insane
Not at all. It's very logical. Just ask PT Barnum.
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I am happy to report that my contribution to Apple's revenue is exactly $0.00
I've had many more gains as an apple shareholder than I've ever spent on their products...
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Great! We all need someone to make a sacrifice to keep those other companies afloat!!!
why is the word "lemming" circling in my head?
ah, must be nothing.
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Yes, please elaborate how Apple products have an "utter lack of functionality".
Okay okay, I'll do my best. Apple has done a very good job (to their credit) at marketing. There products have an artistic appeal that is hard to deny but I guess that is not the part you have an issue within the picture.

Another thing Apple has done very well with is telling the consumer what they "need" and how things should work, in most cases this works just fine. When I say utter lack of functionality this is what is meant. If you don't want to perform function the way Apple has set up for you... too bad.

For example, my wife asked me to add the latest songs from our library to her iPod touch (I'll never forgive myself for buying that POS but I love my wife and she wanted it). Our library is on my HTPC filed exactly how I want it and it's accessed by Media Center. Can I just plug her iPod up and add it like every other MP3 player on the marked... NO. I HAVE to use iTunes (horribly designed program if you ask me). After the incident when I had iTunes manage my files for me (accident because that of course it default) and my wife deleted music from iTunes that then deleted the actual song but I guess that my fault... anyway I digress (again), I stopped maintaining iTunes after that. So that posed the problem... how do I get just one song on her iPod? Best I can tell you can't, you have to sink the whole library. Well what if I don't want to sink the whole library... too bad (best I can tell).

Anyway that's just one example of how its user friendly but only if you want to do it its way. I am sure people will have issues with this argument, they always do. I am always open ears and willing to listen and learn more.

I have worked with computers since the early 90's taking apart, building and repairing. My family has owned FoxCon, IBM's, an Apple 2e, early MAC's and even a G3 and G4 but mostly Windows based computers. I have built many Windows based computers dating back to WIN 3.0 and love working with them. I have much less experience with MAC but still a fare bit and enough to know what I prefer.

All that said don't get me wrong what Apple has accomplished here is impressive... especially considering it's an inferior product
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why is the word "lemming" circling in my head?
ah, must be nothing.
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