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I'm happy as long as Apple is above 100, I bought shares in 2004 and still holding and living from dividends. It's a shame that Apple can't get traction after that fantastic quarter.
I was excited about the watch it had the most coolest looking desktop, or home screen, I was looking forward to playing with the OS. But when I saw the thickness of the watch in store, and held one in my hands, and I played with the bubble type interface, I wasn't impressed. But there wasn't anything really wrong with it besides being a little thick, the problem is that it acted just like my phone, it wasn't really that different of an experience, just an extension of the...
Congratulations Randy. Early retirement rocks, I left Apple three years ago and I've never looked back. I loved my time there, but I love my time more In retirement. Enjoy yourself!
I worked in QA on the Mac side for 20 years (retired now), and I noticed the drop in quality occur when QA team's size were reduced and more automation testing was implemented over manual testing. I'm talking about specifically Mac OS and Mac hardware. Actually that started under Steve Jobs watch, but has continued since Cook took the helm.
Jeez at the rate AAPL is rising, they'll hit 135 next week. I'm going with my own 160 price one year out or even earlier like around Christmas '15. 200/shr in two years if all goes pretty well at Apple and in the global economy.
Good to hear Apple is coming to their senses. Many of us QA guys at Apple in the early 90's used to smoke it on weekend work days, and sometimes you could smell it lingering in the bathrooms in the Mariani One building. Oh, the good old days. Some guys would say it helped them find more bugs, Didn't do the same for me, I just got scared a manager would catch on (paranoid) :-)
I'll chime in as a new iPhone user. I never owned an iPhone before 6 came out. I had a Sony flip phone which I liked a lot, and it got me out of answering texts and emails when not at work. (it was an excuse to keep me from getting tied down to work in off hours basically). Then I got a Palm HP Veer after retiring, and I loved it, and I had a touchpad too. I loved the Palm OS and webOS, especially for the elegant interface and the easy to access settings in menus, and the...
I sure hope iPhones do not have a government backdoor built-in. Luckily I have nothing to hide. But, if I found out that Americans were being spied en masse and I could expose that to the world, and possibly end the spying, then I would do exactly the same as Snowden. He's a hero in my eyes and in the eyes of many Americans. Nobody want the government listening in on your calls and checking your emails.
Samsung's designs aren't bad, they still look like iPhones for the most part though. The thing that sucks is that they run android. I find android to be a cumbersome and clumsy interface. Its user experience lacks elegance and is harder to navigate than iOS.
I used to work in software and Hardware QA departments at Apple for many years, There's aren't enough testers to cover everything. But it wasn't always that way. There used to be more testers per project, with lots of contractors hired when needed, and much more impromptu testing and manual testing. Unfortunately after 2000 a lot of the groups were made smaller and each tester was in charge of a lot more work. I think I worked from 10 to 15 hours a day on average including...
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