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Please explain the Apple stock value dip

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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Agreed. I have a Samsung Note 3 and it's a piece of crap. I got this after an iPhone 4, and now I only have service half the time - I even put out another $400 for a reception booster, and it did nothing.

I thought the Google maps didn't work because I'm rural, but the other day I tried it in the middle of Edmonton and it still couldn't find me (which I'm sure some people would like). It almost always puts me about 10 miles away from actual location.
My husband just went back to an iPhone and everything is faster, and way less buggy.

Some Samsungs are good, but only if in a city, or at least in really good service.




posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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Double post.
I blame the phone........
edit on 12-9-2015 by snowspirit because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:12 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: pl3bscheese

Well the watch was a great idea, poorly implemented. I have a feeling the 2nd generation Apple Watch will be a huge improvement and be the one to really take off. The same thing happened with the iPod and iPhone. Lesson? NEVER buy first generation Apple anything. LOL LOL


The watch is interesting to me, like google glass, in that we're just starting with wearables. The next step is flexible "smart" wearables. That will be fun.


This new Apple Pen is dumb IMO, so is the new keyboard. Apple has a habbit of taking features other companies have tried and making them their own (MP3 player and iPod?) -- but, they wind up doing it in a way that actually seems to convince people they're ideas worth using. I had an MP3 player before my first iPod (and a minidisc player before that, anyone remember those things?!) ... the iPod made storing vast ammounts of music so much more manageable and easy. It was a huge improvement over an early Sansa.


Yea I had 32MB mp3 player in like 2000 or something. I mean Ipod, Iphone, and Ipad were awesome to push the industry in the right direction, but when I take apart what exists and look at the fundamentals, apple rarely makes sense from a performance/price standpoint. If they're the only ones on the market, why not, but they really aren't with much of anything right now.


I guess I dont understand the power user. To me, a power user on a PC is like the guy that buys a Honda Civic and is constantly upgrading the engine and putting body kits, NOS systems, exhaust systems, and lowering the springs. Why not just buy a Lotus in the first place? If you want a sports car, just buy a sports car LOL.


Well see I know how to differentiate the software from the hardware. Apple has no special hardware, and in fact runs standard PC architecture. The only thing they have going for them on that front is OSX, but linux is free and arguably as good or better. I can understand someone making a case for OSX being superior to Windows (but not really anymore, tbh), but from a hardware standpoint you simply have more variety with a PC, ranging from less powerful to vastly superior. You can't reach the same extremes in a Mac like you can with server grade PC. That's out of the most people's needs, thou.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: snowspirit

I'm pretty sure that has little to do with the hardware in the phone, and everything to do with your carrier, and their infrastructure in your area.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: pl3bscheese

When I took a trip to DC with my boss, I had my 4s and she had a Note...she always had problemss and couldn't do anything quickly. I ended up being the navigator because I could get in and out of mapping programs and stuff like Yelp/Urban Spoon faster and with less hassle. She just gave up and had me get the directions and find the places we wanted to go. Age could be a factor for sure, but it seemed like it was more complicated to do the simple tasks needed.

And specs...sure, PC/Android hardware have higher specs. We live in a spec-driven world. My truck has bigger tires, my car has more torque...people like numbers, the bigger the better. Sometimes though, its more important to truly fully utilize the specs you do have to their full potential, and that is where Apple has an edge. They maximize the hardware, even if the specs are lower because they can. Theyre sort of like the socialists of technology...they control the hardware and software side of things. This lets them get more from less. It's got to be hard to create an OS that can optimize the functionality of every piece of hardware from every vendor, and have them all working in harmony together without conflicts. So, IMO there is some beauty in the symbiotic relationship between Apple's hardware and software -- they were made specifically for one another.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 05:43 PM
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originally posted by: Daalder
a reply to: onequestion

There is a value you should have learned.
It goes like:
Sell everything and spend your money.
You give your money straight back to your slavemasters. Spend it on things you really need and a nice holiday.


Huh?



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply it makes sense to us....

a small rant there...



posted on Sep, 13 2015 @ 03:30 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

Apple products have always been towards the top end of the market price wise. For this business model to work Apple has to remain ahead of the innovation curve and find new markets for their products. Also they need very effective marketing/advertising to get their message across. If there was any signs or hints of this not happening commentators and investors will start to get nervous.



posted on Sep, 19 2015 @ 02:49 AM
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It was waaaaaay overvalued for what Apple is. Same thing will happen to Facebook soon. Facebook has always been a fraud, but since 2010 bull# that gave it a value of $50B everyone knew reality would strike back at some point. It's gonna strike now. And It's gonna strike hard.



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