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Apple Is Ripping Us Off!!!
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applesbiggestfan
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Oct 11, 2008, 01:26 PM
 
Alright, Apple is making cheap new versions of previously made products so people buy them.

iPhone:
- They make the iPhone, WOW, people want it because it's the Apple phone. But it is not 3G and it has a bad camera.
- Now they make the 3G iPhone... millions of people buy and they also increase the memory
- What next?? iPhone with a 5Mp camera or 8Mp camera who knows
They are just making small adjustmenst and rake in the cash.

iPod Nano:
- iPod nano... millions of people buy it because it is small.
- Next: the iPod nano widescreen... yay a mini video player, big sales.
- Now: iPod CHROMATIC... useless accelerometer, more memory, and a fancy name.. lame

iPod:
- They make the iPod Video... it's awesome, lots of memory and video playback.
- Now they make iPod CLASSIC! same thing but with more memory... no new ideas, apple??

Look at the big picture here. THERE'S NO NEW PRODUCTS. only memory increases, and fancy names.
     
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Oct 11, 2008, 01:31 PM
 
Wow, FAIL

What do you want, that Apple does NOT introduce cheaper versions ?

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Oct 11, 2008, 02:19 PM
 
I'm confused here. Are you seriously arguing that Apple shouldn't try to improve their products?
     
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Oct 11, 2008, 02:39 PM
 
Yes. Then people wouldn't have anything to bitch, complain, and moan about. You know how Apple fans are.
     
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Oct 11, 2008, 03:09 PM
 
Don't stop there, how about the computers? Remember when a new revision of the G4 was merely a 50MHz speed bump? In all seriousness though, this thread has FAIL written all over it.
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Oct 11, 2008, 03:14 PM
 
OMFG!!!1 I've got news. Every corporation does it.
     
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Oct 11, 2008, 06:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by 64stang06 View Post
Don't stop there, how about the computers? Remember when a new revision of the G4 was merely a 50MHz speed bump?
Heh - but in those days, those 50 MHz represented a solid 10% speed increase!

Hell, I remember when the new revision was a 7 MHz speed bump, and the damn thing was worth every penny of the $10,000 it cost.
     
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Oct 11, 2008, 07:27 PM
 
Oh for heaven's sake, didn't your mothers ever teach you not to feed the trolls?
     
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Oct 11, 2008, 08:15 PM
 
This came out from 'applesbiggestfan'.
     
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Oct 11, 2008, 10:50 PM
 
I think the key is in the "biggest" not the "Apple" part.

Lip up fatty.
     
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Oct 12, 2008, 05:58 PM
 
Apple isn't ripping me off.

I'm a shareholder and I like this little ploy you identified. Try to keep it secret, though, by not publishing it on too many internet forums. People might actually begin to know the truth: Apple wants to make money. Shhhhhhhhh...
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Oct 12, 2008, 08:50 PM
 
In Soviet Russia... err...
     
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Oct 12, 2008, 09:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by applesbiggestfan View Post
Look at the big picture here. THERE'S NO NEW PRODUCTS. only memory increases, and fancy names.
No new products?

18 months ago, there was no such thing as an iPhone. There were smartphones from other companies, but none were anywhere close in terms of spit and polish. I'd say Apple did a pretty good job introducing a new product. 10 million sold in 18 months. Not bad.

And what about the iPod touch? I'd say that's a new product - not just a rehash of the iPod mini/nano form factor. I don't know any sales numbers but it seems to be a solid product.
     
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Oct 12, 2008, 11:09 PM
 
this guy is just a troll..

he wants everyone to buy a Zune

oh and he is pissed that the Zune phone isn't coming out.
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 03:18 AM
 


I'm surprised perma-trolling doesn't get you at least temp-banned.
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 06:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by zerock View Post
this guy is just a troll..

he wants everyone to buy a Zune

oh and he is pissed that the Zune phone isn't coming out.
Oh but it is. It's just that Microsoft wont be making it. The Zune software will be embeded in the next version of Windows mobile. MS want to do this not just for goodwill amongst their license operators, but also so that they can claim market share over iphone once it comes along.
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 02:12 AM
 
Are they really cheap and realiable?
     
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Oct 14, 2008, 08:32 AM
 
Troll threat level: 2.
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