quote: either that the device's appeal is waning,
quote: doesn't all apple devices lose appeal as time goes on, they always have hard launches,with fanbois waiting in line, then sales dwindle.
quote: You tell me - have the sales of Apple products tended to dwindle as time goes by?
quote: You replied in 8 minutes with that trash? You either:1. Had that retort already typed up and saved in a word doc2. Frantically googled for numbers3. Are a loser4. All of the above
quote: Postscript. I recently retired early (partly because of investing a chunk of my pension in Apple shares a while back)
quote: Congrats on retirement. Hopefully you won't have to go back to work soon with the mess that the gov't has cooked up. (I mean that sincerely).But this explains why someone as sharp as you comes off as such a fanboy. Now that you have retired and made your millions off of Apple you can tell the truth about how you feel about Apple products ;-)
quote: P.S. Who types out postscript? Really.
quote: If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen! - Samuel Adams
quote: Also, would you mind adding the sources for those numbers? As well as adding real numbers for the iPad, not estimates?
quote: 2010 Q2 8,752,0002010 Q3 8,398,000354k less phones selled is a 4% reduction in sales. The iphone antenna issue might have had some impact on iphone sales afterall.
quote: although like the iPad the iPhone 4 seemed to be constrained by supply in most countries so demand looks strong.
quote: you post is confusing, i believe your attempting to counter but not sure....a sucessful counter would be month to month sales....to show annual sales just shows how Apple iDiots run out to buy the new revision of the product they already own...since they do so every year....i know quite a few that run out to buy the new iPhone every year once one comes out.....
quote: The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.... After you’ve not fooled yourself, it’s easy not to fool others. You just have to be honest in a conventional way after that.Richard Feynman:
quote: You said Apple product sales tended to dwindle after the launch period.
quote: Christ what some people will do to resist a simple fact.
quote: quote:You said Apple product sales tended to dwindle after the launch period.you even quoted me....is a launch period a year no its the first couple months.quote:Christ what some people will do to resist a simple fact.yes you do.
quote: I take that to mean that you are proposing the idea that most Apple products after a period of increasing sales immediately following its launch see declining sales figures.
quote: Nope i meant after first launch, which are pretty strong decline after the first month or two...until their next launch....
quote: but as an entertainment device it works for me.
quote: I still really like the interface and the software details that apple included in the phone. I'm not a fanboy (i generally hate all things mac), but as an entertainment device it works for me.
quote: For a world without Apple, and I still don't get my wish.
quote: By yearning for Apple to disappear, you yearn for higher prices and less competitive phone tech.
quote: Apple's prices are already the highest! And their tech... well, it is average at best. So, really, what do we lose by having them go away?
quote: Yes, I am an iPhone junkie & looking to switch to the Droid...because of AT&T's crazy billing, poor service (Dropped calls, vanishing txt messages, voicemails popping up a week later...)
quote: Apple needs to change providers ASAP or the avalanche of lost business will soon be a reality.
quote: Apple picked AT&T as the carrier