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(CNN)   You can tell Apple's in a death spiral, because it took a full 90 seconds to sell all 5000 tickets to their World Wide Developers Conference   (tech.fortune.cnn.com) divider line 17
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2013-04-25 11:14:06 PM  
2 votes:
I'm using Google Chrome on a Macbook Air running Windows 7...
2013-04-25 10:11:06 PM  
2 votes:
bingethinker:
The only thing weirder is the people who blindly hate Apple fans.

No, rest assured people who blindly defend Apple are just as weird as people who blindly hate them.

I don't think you know this, but you're farking weird.  You're the only person to show up in literally every single Apple thread to defend them, no matter what the context is.  You're a farking weirdo.
2013-04-25 09:36:25 PM  
2 votes:

jake_lex: I am always amused by the people who trash one company as "evil" then exhibit blind loyalty to another.

"Apple is an evil walled garden! I use Google for everything!"

/typing this on a MacBook
//in Chrome


Corporations are not your friend.

I don't like the fact that Apple tries to exert a lot more control than most other tech companies over what I can do with their products... so I don't buy their products.

I happily recommend their products to my less tech savvy friends and relatives though.

/since I don't use Apple products, I can claim ignorance when they want free tech support
2013-04-25 09:17:36 PM  
2 votes:

Altair: From the comments:

I've never understood the whole fanboi thing where anonymous people are online and flock to defend a massive corporation they don't work for, probably have not invested in and likely spend a few hundred dollars a year to buy one or two of their products like it's part of the True Cross. And fight to the death they will, from hell's heart they stab at thee


The only thing weirder is the people who blindly hate Apple fans.

The paid shills who spread anti-Apple propaganda at least have a purpose to their yammering.
2013-04-25 09:02:48 PM  
2 votes:
From the comments:

I've never understood the whole fanboi thing where anonymous people are online and flock to defend a massive corporation they don't work for, probably have not invested in and likely spend a few hundred dollars a year to buy one or two of their products like it's part of the True Cross. And fight to the death they will, from hell's heart they stab at thee
2013-04-26 02:59:06 AM  
1 votes:
Subby, I worked in the business college of the University here, and all of the professors teaching in classes for degrees with '-MBA' on the end agreed that Apple is going thru some serious shiat.

Just because lemmings bought some tickets to their conference doesn't change that, it just means that people are hoping that someone at Apple has a new idea, because they don't do well at all unless they are introducing something nw. their flagship shiat gets stale after awhile, and the only way they can stay relevant is to finally break down and admit that their competitors 'might' just have some decent ideas after all. by that time, t's too late, and the damage has been done.
2013-04-26 01:00:23 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, Apple's in trouble, Microsoft's in trouble, all of the huge tech companies that bring in millions and billions of dollars are all going to tank because some number cruncher on Wall St. who ran some funky analysis said so and the stock dips. Meanwhile, still tons of money in the bank and more rolling in everyday. Oh, but they didn't bring in as much as projected / expected last quarter, so oh noes.
2013-04-25 11:39:00 PM  
1 votes:

saintstryfe: I suspect Apple is developing, long-term, a "phone extension" in the form of a Watch which will share and relay information to your phone so you don't have to pull it out all the time. I think that will be more socially accepted.


The ever-rumored iWatch.  It would be interesting, but I'm wondering how they'd approach it.  Would it be primarily a method to relay information FROM the phone, which means the screen size would be difficult to work with, or would it be a method to get information TO the phone, like pictures and other things?  Or a combination of both?

Now that I'm in my 40's, if Apple expects me to read email on a watch sized screen, that watch better be the size of Nebraska.  But if they integrate something like Siri into it so I can call people without having to pull out my phone - now THAT would be useful.  I could make calls Maxwell Smart or Inspector Gadget style.
2013-04-25 11:31:34 PM  
1 votes:

saintstryfe: Mercutio74: relaxitsjustme: 

I'm waiting to see how this goes. Overall I'm happier to be an Apple investor right now then a Google. Apple has more hardware that is more interesting in the pipeline




See, this is what bugs me the most about Apple fanboys (and I'm typing this on an iPad)....HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S IN THE MAGICAL PIPELINE!!?? Apple fans seem to have this amazing pre-conceived notion of what's coming in the next 6 months to a year from Apple to justify their purchases for some reason. How do you know what's in the pipeline from all the other companies to compare it to? So, pray tell, what is this magical hardware you are talking about?

It's like when someone found out that Apple isn't pumping out true HD video through their HD cable (instead it's a compressed to hell AirPlay signal). If that was Microsoft, you'd be all over them. The only response I've seen from Apple fanboys on this is that "they know Apple will fix it in software in the near future."

The whole maps fiasco is similar: "oh, google has an eight year headstart, wait another year or so for Apple maps to catch up." Has any Apple fanboy used that excuse to buy a Surface yet?
2013-04-25 10:18:25 PM  
1 votes:
I dislike (hate is a strong word) Apple at it's core. I have never been a fan of "iAnything", yet even to me this whole "Apple is done!1!!!1!" Thing is exceptionally retarded.

There are plenty of people who will still buy the product, even if typing on the iPhone 6 leaves their fingers with the faint smell of rotting vagina.

Don't get your Andoroos in a bunch yet boys.
2013-04-25 09:53:34 PM  
1 votes:
I listen to a stock guru radio program when it happens to be on and I'm driving somewhere.  He's also developed a stock app.  (search Best Stocks Now)  The other day he mentioned that the downloads of his app are about 10-1 Apple to Android and he's not even bothering to develop it for BBRY or MSFT.  That leads me to jump to two conclusions:  That people with money to invest buy iPhones and if I was a developer I would be developing apps for the iPhone
2013-04-25 09:48:47 PM  
1 votes:

miscreant: I don't like the fact that Apple tries to exert a lot more control than most other tech companies over what I can do with their products... so I don't buy their products.


This.

I work in post production so there's Apple shiat all over the place.  It runs Avid and After Effects very, very well, but I'll be farked if I'm going to own an Apple product personally (other than my 5th generation iPod which I run using Rockbox).  If I buy something, I would like to feel like I have a reasonable level of control over what it does for me.
2013-04-25 09:47:48 PM  
1 votes:
Five whole thousand? for a worldwide conference?
2013-04-25 09:32:46 PM  
1 votes:

bingethinker: Altair: From the comments:

I've never understood the whole fanboi thing where anonymous people are online and flock to defend a massive corporation they don't work for, probably have not invested in and likely spend a few hundred dollars a year to buy one or two of their products like it's part of the True Cross. And fight to the death they will, from hell's heart they stab at thee

The only thing weirder is the people who blindly hate Apple fans.

The paid shills who spread anti-Apple propaganda at least have a purpose to their yammering.


I'll go one weirder: how about the Apple fan haters who eventually got iPads or iPhones?
2013-04-25 09:32:14 PM  
1 votes:
This means jack-all.  A local dot.net conference with about 2000 tickets sells out in less than five minutes every year.

//Apple is not in a death spiral, they are probably just inching towards normalcy.
2013-04-25 09:30:38 PM  
1 votes:

MayContainHorseGluten: Yep, sounds like it's totally going under. *rolls eyes*

Fanboys of anything usually suck. But there are some people whom if you say you like something Apple-related it's like you just insulted their mother or something.

/my multi-billion-dollar corporation is better than your multi-billion-dollar corporation!


I am always amused by the people who trash one company as "evil" then exhibit blind loyalty to another.

"Apple is an evil walled garden!  I use Google for everything!"

/typing this on a MacBook
//in Chrome
2013-04-25 09:03:04 PM  
1 votes:
Was it overpriced relative to other development conferences? That's probably why. It's trendy to pay double for the same stuff.
 
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