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Cook: The only thing Apple won't do is release a lousy product

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

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#2 User is offline   Yosh007 

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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

My iPhone 4 with its "death grip" came damn close to a crappy product.
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#3 User is offline   gaplumber 

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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:24 AM

All in all it is hard to beat Apple, one gets what they pay for.
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#4 User is offline   wilsondg 

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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

Apparently Mr. Cook has not been introduced to Apple Configurator.
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#5 User is offline   luxetlibertas 

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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

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My iPhone 4 with its "death grip" came damn close to a crappy product.

That was really a non-issue. And I got a nice free iPhone case out of it ;-)
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#6 User is offline   CharlesBrown 

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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

Did he really say “awful customer saturation”? I listened to the event and heard "color saturation" which made sense in connection with a display screen. I'm not sure what customer saturation means in the context of displays.
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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

The last Apple CEO (John Sculley) that sat next to the first lady at a State of the Union address got fired soon after.

I wish Tim Cook would avoid such political trappings with either party.
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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

> And he pointed to the $45 million Apple’s returning to shareholders via dividends and buybacks...

Aren't we missing a few zeros here? Apple's annual dividend is over $10B. I'm not sure how much they are going to use for shares buy back.
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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:54 PM

Apple did release a lousy product, actually more than one.
That said Apple has some explaining to do.
I should say that in omitting certain things from some products is what they did. No IR receiver in the MacBook Air, stupid, that means no Apple remote (requires third party remotes). Kind of cripples it don't you think?

Lion and conversely Mountain Lion, two of the worse OSs Apple ever released, a lot like OS X was at first. Took 4 versions before it was as good as it was claimed to be.
Now we have a new direction and the same growing pains, arbitrary changes, never mind what users say. The forums have a few hundred pages of complaints about this.

As for me I am sticking with Snow Leopard 10.6.8. It works very well, has color and I can use or not use the features forced on us with Lion.

Also Apple decided to include the iCloud to several versions of Windows but unless you upgrade to at least Lion, sorry Apple users, out in the cold.
That really ticks me off, fortunately I have a busted laptop that I run Lion on so I can access the iCloud, not many have that luxury.

Putting the color back into iTunes was a brilliant move, now put it back in the Finder and other places where grey is now. I hate grey, it looks like nothing is selectable, folders are UGLY. Apple was all about color, remember?

I advise those who are thinking to upgrade their Apple computers to consider carefully and to go to an Apple store and look before leaping.

I even went so far as to sell my Apple stock, I hope I made a bad choice there but I did come out way ahead in any case.
As for Apples future it can be very bright indeed if.
Return color, add a switch to turn it off or on but do not just take it.
Return functionality to the desktop instead of chasing app and windows all over useless spaces.
I digress, Apple has been and probably always will be on the cutting edge.
It means some mistakes along the way, like Lion.
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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

I consider my ipad to be borderline lousy. It has very limited use and will be replaced with a Microsoft Surface Pro as soon as they are available.
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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

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My iPhone 4 with its "death grip" came damn close to a crappy product.


Did you return it?
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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

I guess that guy didn't use any Retina Macbook Pro...
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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

Maybe if Cook paid retail for his Apple products he'd have a different perspective.

If Apple never releases a lousy product how come it pushes out so many software updates tout onlyb"improve bug fixes"?

I'd like to sit next to Cook on a flight and tell him about my last venture to an Apple store and show him why I switched from an iPhone to Galaxy phone. Best tech move I ever made!
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  Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

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I consider my ipad to be borderline lousy. It has very limited use and will be replaced with a Microsoft Surface Pro as soon as they are available.


Samsung Galaxy tablet is good.
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