Thread: Apple reports that co-founder Steve Jobs has died

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    • 9 years 3 months ago
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    Quote by bassman21
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    What I don't get is why anyone ever buys Apple products. Jobs centered his products around planned obsolesence and made many of them unserviceable to guarantee peripheral income from the Apple stores. As far as I am concerned, buying an Apple product is like freely admitting you have no idea what you're buying and care only about fitting in.


    Apple and PC's both have their up's and downs, but you're really limited on what you can do if something goes wrong on a Mac with the software. With windows you can do things like run command lines and edit the registry. With Macs all you can really do is reinstall. Windows 7 is quite stable and it's a myth that Macs never crash. Macs cost more up front and there are less programs to run on them. For computers I'll keep my PC's.


    The main issue I ever had with them was more with the ipods and iphones. The ipod was one of the first mp3 players to have a non-removable battery, so if you used it a lot, the battery would die after a year or a little more and you would have to pay Apple a small fortune to put a new battery in for you, or just buy a new ipod.

    There is also the fact that they wanted you to be dependent upon itunes. Any other mp3 player can be navigated through windows explorer.

    The idea is to blind people with a shiny, pretty product and hope that they aren't smart enough to actually do some research or even know what they want or need.
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    • 9 years 3 months ago
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    I enjoy my Ipod and it's served me well for quite a few years. 120 GB of memory and I can put videos on it which I have done and I've only used close to half of the memory it has overall. I like it and I went through several other brands before I came to it. I had a previous Ipod that did screw up but it was my fault and when I reset it, it worked just fine.
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    Apple Stores frown up a person yelling into their store, "Bill Gates won!"
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    I was actually semi-shocked. I knew he was terribly sick, but I didn't know he would die so soon. Not that I have any of his products.

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    He was a successful and hard-working man. It's unfortunate that he passed away at such an early age (let's agree that someone who is 56 still has plenty of time to live).
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    I agree with Shaz. Apple is like a terrorist group that makes poison and sells the only antidote. The Ipod is so horrid when it comes to trying to manage music, files, etc. Thank goodness tech savvy people out there make programs to bypass all their BS.
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    I've seen a lot of articles and tribute pieces on him. A lot of the people were saying he was a genius, who had great ideas that came from his head. Bullshit. It was from his tech team. He was just the snake oil salesman.
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    Quote by DebrisStorm
    I've seen a lot of articles and tribute pieces on him. A lot of the people were saying he was a genius, who had great ideas that came from his head. Bullshit. It was from his tech team. He was just the snake oil salesman.


    I couldn't agree more.
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    Quote by thabz
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    I've seen a lot of articles and tribute pieces on him. A lot of the people were saying he was a genius, who had great ideas that came from his head. Bullshit. It was from his tech team. He was just the snake oil salesman.


    I couldn't agree more.


    Holy shit, we agree on something.
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    I've seen a lot of articles and tribute pieces on him. A lot of the people were saying he was a genius, who had great ideas that came from his head. Bullshit. It was from his tech team. He was just the snake oil salesman.


    I couldn't agree more.


    Holy shit, we agree on something.


    Yessir, and I'm really getting sick of these "Apple will never be cool again without him" articles by these pop-culture/financial doom prophets. I mean, c'mon Bill Gates isn't in charge of Microsoft anymore but that didn't hurt the company.
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    Quote by thabz
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    I couldn't agree more.


    Holy shit, we agree on something.


    Yessir, and I'm really getting sick of these "Apple will never be cool again without him" articles by these pop-culture/financial doom prophets. I mean, c'mon Bill Gates isn't in charge of Microsoft anymore but that didn't hurt the company.


    No kidding. Jobs hadn't created a damn thing for Apple since he left in the 80's. He was just spokesman for the company. He was the 'face'.
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