And yet there are several companies and private individuals who make millions every year accurately doing just that, so I guess what Tim is really saying here is "anyone that tries to see through my double speak is a fool." Yeah, ok.
Those 13" MBPr's are still ridiculously overpriced, even with discount. I honestly wish they made a model with the MBA's screen, because all I want is a lighter, thinner MBP with a decent processor that doesn't suffer from the knuckle-bruising shallow keyboard of the MBA.
"Allegedly" my butt, they've got the documents and emails proving that's exactly what he did.
I hope the DOJ gets in on this, and makes an example out of every company involved in this little pact. It's despicable, and they should all be ashamed.
Or they just sold old stock that was sitting around on hand. Sales were non-existent before the launch of the 5, as everyone was waiting for the reveal to see if it was worth it, or the price drops on current models if it wasn't. Because of this, there was a lot of surplus 4 and 4S's sitting around in back rooms going into September. While they may count as sales for the carriers, phones shipped out in Q3 won't do much for Apple's Q4.
Considering all the reports that have been published since launch commenting on production problems with this line, yeah. Cook should have ironed out the bugs before launch like he normally does, but they rushed out an already delayed product in hopes of racking up some sales over the holidays. This isn't rocket science, Sol.