Sources: Apple Q2 2014 Earnings Call Q&A on Morningstar, Apple Q2 2014 Earnings Call on Morningstar
quote: Why change something that works (the fanatics' words)
quote: In the retail market, if you look at the U.S. as a proxy, the NPD numbers for March just came out a few days ago and we had 46% share and embedded in that 46%, there's a lot of things in there that I personally wouldn't put in the same category as iPad, and that are weighing the share down. It's certainly a market we wouldn't play in and in a type of product you would never see an Apple brand on.
quote: As long as there are old people, Apple will be fine.
quote: My fiancee moved from the iPhone to Windows Phone
quote: Ironically, I decided to go back to Android for the app selection
quote: What a surprise, the poor woman. If you talk about Windows Phone to her half as much as you write about it here, she either got brainwashed or figured you wouldn't marry her unless she did.
quote: But either way, I salute you for getting one more person out of the Apple... Camp.
quote: And grats on the engagement!
quote: Whoa whoa whoa!!! I see you trying to slip this in under the radar :) Welcome back to Team 'Droid! I won't say I told you so :P
quote: he's probably rolling over in his grave particularly at Cook bowing to shareholders on the stock split deal.
quote: Lets see if there is a 5" or more iPhone. If there isn't, well I may look at Windows Phone. I dont use that many apps really. So having a native phone doesn't really hurt me.Not keeping up with the other manufacturers is really starting to hurt Apple!
quote: One thing I didnt like was it wasn't easy to use.
quote: Can you be more specific?
quote: That said, I think where the erosion is occurring is in the middle-aged adults and those approaching middle age -- e.g. those in the mid-30s to mid-40s. I think at that age many kind of keep with the trends, and it seems like the love for Apple is now largely dead.For example on my local news, one of the anchors bought the Galaxy Note 3, and he was talking how it was better for his "large man hands". The other male anchor was holding his iPhone and kinda sheepishlessly held it up and said "yea I still have the iPhone." The next few minutes the other anchors were cracking jokes at his expense re: his iPhone. It was kind of eye-opening as reporters tend to be a sort of artsy crowd and you NEVER would see them gang up en masse at mock Apple as dated/ugly back in the Steve Jobs era.Another example I recently observed was listening to my local sports talk station. One of the DJs in the afternoon segment is an Android user, the other is an Apple user. The Apple one used to be very vocal about the iPhone and bragging about it.Now he always sounds dejected when they get off on a tangent about phones. He says that he refuses to upgrade to iOS 7 and that he "doesn't know what he will do" when his current iOS 6 iPhone dies, because he hates iOS 7. Again, here's an artsy Apple die-hard who is in a highly public role, who now is basically insulting Apple's Tim Cook era product.
quote: Hi Tony, I'd just like to thank you with all my heart for continuing to support the reason I refuse to buy an Apple product. Smug, greedy, pretentious, outdated, Justin Bieber sell out bullshit. Keep up the good work!
quote: Ironically, I decided to go back to Android for the app selection, but my fiancee loved the look for the WinPhone UI (she's a design student, so I guess the flat look is hot in marketing right now too)... iOS 7 was the final straw for her. She thought it looked ugly and her iPhone 4S started having app crashing issues and the buttons were going bad.
quote: You forgot to add "In this one country 1 year ago".
quote: Rich idiots.
quote: Perhaps Apple is the incumbent and finds it much harder to switch screen sizes while trying to find a new manufacturer to make their screens. Apple needs 500,000 screens a day to supply the iPhone production lines. You cant get that many screens on a whim.
quote: That was the whole point behind Postscript (another Apple creation)
quote: The concepts of the PostScript language were seeded in 1976 when John Warnock was working at Evans & Sutherland, a computer graphics company. At that time John Warnock was developing an interpreter for a large three-dimensional graphics database of New York harbor. Warnock conceived the Design System language to process the graphics.
quote: Warnock left with Chuck Geschke and founded Adobe Systems in December 1982. They, together with Doug Brotz, Ed Taft and Bill Paxton created a simpler language, similar to Interpress, called PostScript, which went on the market in 1984. At about this time they were visited by Steve Jobs, who urged them to adapt PostScript to be used as the language for driving laser printers.
quote: It has never left the couch and has 3 cracks in the screen