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When comparing Apple's products to others, there's a lot of factors to bring into the comparison. Do they have something like iTunes to manage the plethora of multimedia we all have? Does it sync effortlessly to my computer or in the cloud? Does it have a well stocked app store? Is the OS easy to use? Will the hardware/os be supported by a reputable company in the future? What kind of ecosystem of 3rd party products are available? I just don't see anyone else putting...
That last iPhone update with the retina display and new body was a very aggressive update. Except for the iPods, it was one of the most ambitious upgrades I've seen from Apple. It would appear that Jobs wants to put some distance between Apple's mobile kit and the rest of the players. Even knowing that Apple is putting so much energy into their iPhones and iPads, such an upgrade as this thread suggests seems a little too ambitious. I would be overjoyed to see it and...
Good point. One of my favorite economists, Thomas Sowell, has spilled a lot of ink pointing out the unintentional consequences of easy solutions. Hike taxes on the rich. Limit compensation of CEOs. Price controls. Lengthen unemployment benefits. Lower standards on home loans. Because you're dealing with human nature, it's hard to predict the outcome of many policies and regulations. One would expect unpleasant consequences for attempts to regulate or limit upper executive...
Stock options and excessive executive pay, especially for non-performance or golden handshakes, poison pills. These are all debated all the time. They can be excessive and often are, when compared across industries or internationally. It's a tricky debate, given that for many people, Steve Jobs making $1 million would be considered excessive. I've debated liberals who think no one on earth should make more than $250,000. It's a difficult area to insert more...
$59 million in fruitful stock appreciation is not unreasonable in this case. I merely pointed out that fretting over it is unreasonable, IMO. Simplistic? Yes. Some things are. Some things aren't.
Some people make a lot of money. Some don't. Some deserve every penny. Some don't. You're concerned about Cook's big payday. I'm not. Not sure what the Two more swings and Ayn Rand comments were about, but I suppose they are your way of coping with dissent. Life goes on! ;-)
No, they are your standards. I'm commenting on them. Sorry to hit a nerve.
You're 100% correct. It is Forecasting, after all. Management's best guess, backed up (sometimes) by mathematical models. Too much supply costs money. Too little costs sales. The goal is to get it 100% correct. FYI, multi-billion dollar companies make wrong guesses all the time. Microsoft: Vista. Intel: Itanium. Apple: the cube. Steve Jobs at NeXT: the NeXT Cube. If I had to pick a forecasting error, I'd pick being short a bit. With Apple, it does seem to make their kit...
You're concerned about a top-performing superstar who's increased your net worth mightily getting a tiny fraction of shares? Wow.... your standards are out of the stratosphere. I'm also a shareholder and kiss the ground the executive team walks on. When my net worth gets slammed by half, then I'll protest.
Except that the Mac was better, just fighting an OS that monopolized its way into a standard. Linux and all its variants are interesting, powerful and fun for a nerd. They have their place, as powerful servers and DirecTV boxes.
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