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I appreciate a good jab, but it's just getting boring and not funny. Bye.
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Also, quarters rise and fall (see "seasonality"). Compared the the same quarter last year, sales were higher. This was a successful quarter.
Finally, "Q3 saw an inevitable pull-back in demand." is not really accurate. I would call it "satisfying demand". A pull-back in demand is when the populace realizes the Kindle Fire really sucks and demand drops as a result, to name one example.
> No skin off my nose. I'll never own an Apple product. I wouldn't even accept one as a gift.
But by all means, keep on reading and commenting on Apple articles. Please never stop showering the world with your opinion on the topic.
Why should I spend time, effort and server resources to set up a verification server when I can use my time and skill to make my app better? Or to make new apps?
As has been pointed out by many, these folks weren't going to buy content anyway.
So don't call me lazy.
I can add another point of logic:
The kind of people who think it's OK to steal in-app content, and will go so far as to provide their itunes information (if it's even theirs) to a stranger in order to do so, are not going to ever purchase any in-app content.
So as a developer, I can tell you, I couldn't care less that these people do what they do--they weren't going to buy anything from my apps anyway.
> all without disturbing the efforts of other programmers who might be working on the same files.
> "If you need to hire great programmers, why look at resumes when you can view a candidate's actual work on GitHub?" Levine writes.
Because not every programmer wants to give away his work
You are right--for you, tech-based owner of two laptops. I'm in a similar boat.
But my mom has no laptop and doesn't need one. An iPad or similarly-featured-tablet-that's-not-quite-as-nice would be fine for her, and probably your mom or dad too, 90% of the moms and dads and aunts and uncles out there.
As a former metal detector enthusiast, I can tell you that one can go over a particular area many times and find new items each time. The varying moisture level of the soil, the randomness of how one swings the detector, and probably the huge size of the area ensures that new finds are always being found.
Of course, here in the states, we don't find things such as this--we are happy to find a 1950's silver dime!
> "It can be improved", try telling that to a couple who've just lost one of their kids after being run over by a driverless car.
> "It's okay, we found the bug and have installed service pack 1".
As opposed to the zero parents who have been told "we're sorry, but your child was killed in an auto accident" today?
You hated them when they were floundering. And now you hate them when they are successful.
You seem to think that consumers are in a spell, only buying because of "image" rather than because of superior products, but where was this in 1995? It wasn't there. But you didn't care, you hated them anyway.
You think a company can go from $6 per share to 600 because they have the world in a spell? If they had the world in a spell, why were they ever at $6?
The products are good. You don't have to like them, so be it, but quit crying about it.
I bought my vic-20 with paper route money. My rich friends or my friends who had teachers for parents had Apple II's--that was not possible for me. If not for the Vic-20 who knows what I'd be doing today.
I can't begin to describe the sense of wonder that I got from figuring things out on it. First BASIC and then 6502 assembly, it was like going beyond my somewhat miserable (at the time) world.
It's measured like this: Apple doesn't pull that crap. Apple sells units. Apple sell out of all stock. Apple devices go on backorder, and Apple devices keep selling. I know you are all cynical from the tricks that Samsung, HTC and the clones all use, but Apple doesn't do that. Get used to it.
Here is the states, it's only month-by-month for 3g on iPads. Is it different over there? Also, it could suggest that they don't want to shell out the extra money for 3g?
>Interestingly, around two-thirds of South Koreans favour the Wi-Fi only models, suggesting they would rather not get sucked into long-term carrier contracts when purchasing the devices.
OK, after the first 10 or 20 articles it wasn't so bad, but are you going to put "oh, wow" into every article about Jobs?
It was one the last things he said, but it's just not that funny. When you sit by the bedside of a dying person they say all kinds of odd things.
Give it a rest
I never thought you were particularly anti-apple (as you said, you're anti-everybody).
But after several years of getting used to read you stating how Apple doesn't talk to you, the thought that I might have to spend the next several years hearing how you're shocked that Apple did talk to you is rather depressing.