Don't worry about Apple's business, worry about its products
Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:52 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:46 PM
Tim Cook can get the train down the track; but, he cannot get the train on the track. 1 - Glued screens and unserviceable iMacs making them $2500+ throw aways. No Way! They should have a standard size HD slot which pops open on the back. 2 - iLife Suite without updates 3 - iWorks Suite without updates 4 - Lousy iTunes interface. 4 - iCloud short on features and functions. 5 - iOS updates which used to just work --- don't. 6 - Copying Amazon Kindle with an iPad Mini turning Apple into a "me too" company instead of an innovator. 7 - Starting a dividend stock instead of a growth stock. When you pay dividends everyone starts looking for yield; drives down stock price. Stop the dividend. Maybe a one time payout reward but that is it. 8 - Tim Cook says nothing leaving the everyone thinking nothing is happening at Apple... and perhaps we are right. 9 - Deplorable Apple Store Customer Service. Bring back Apple retail head. Can you imagine an employee and manager in Overland Park, KS store telling me how I voided by warranty and Apple Care by upgrading the hard drive on my 5 year old MacBook Pro 17!!!!! Real story. And I had the CEO of a company with me to show him Apple was on top of their game and he should switch their medical software and employees to Apple products!!!!!!!!
Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:08 PM
For a long time, I've been impressed with how Apple's been able to add more & more value into the iMac, to the point many wondered if there was still a place for the Power Mac. But now they're taking functionality out and have raised the price (twice - sticker & RAM). There's still an awful lot of us who depend on desktop machines to get real work done, and this, combined with the long Mac Pro delay make me wonder if Apple has really lost interest in anything too big to carry in one hand.
Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:42 PM
What a fantastic idea!
Why don't you set the example by asking your boss to cut your pay 20% and offering another 10% to charity.
If you do that, you've got my vote. Deal?
Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:51 PM
AND THAT SAYS IT ALL !!!!
If Apple is failing to deliver the products and services, somebody else would have to be doing so in order for them to be a threat to Apple. I can't think of anybody.
Well actually, that's not quite true. Microsoft is pretty good at delivering the products and services I expect. Then again, I don't have very high expectations of Microsoft, so I'm rarely disappointed. The Surface RT and Pro are no exception.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:16 PM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:04 AM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:31 AM
Maybe by believing that it's a fundamentally flawed idea that isn't worth the opportunity cost to pursue?