Originally Posted by jfkindc
What a joke. What about the waste involved? What about the environment, the energy and $6.7 M cost involved to make this replacement? Little wonder Apple's stockpile of money is returning such a low rate.
What is one of those 15 panels going to cost to replace if one of them is broken? Apple has stripped their London store because of the riots. Apple stores are broken into frequently in the US. Makes zero sense to me that such a small change is so important for someone's ego.
As a shareholder I would much rather see Apple spend that money on a plant to manufacture some of their products in the United States.
QQ What about the environment sad mother nature tears!! It's glass...it's made from sand...it's not that big of a deal. Yeah it takes energy but you probably use a lot more driving to work in a week. The amount of computer products sold in one hour in this store probably "damage the environment" a lot more than making one pane of this glass.
If you think about it, fewer cracks, thicker glass = better insulation.
As a shareholder you want Apple to manufacture in the US? So you want their profit margins to drop and your stock prices to drop? As a stockholder you are complaining about Apple's share performance?
Honestly, Foxconn is about to replace many workers with robots, so in the near future where these consumer electronics are made mostly by machine, we will probably see some US consumer fabrication plants in the future to have a slight savings on shipping cost.
What does this have to do with the London riots? How is anyone going to break into it when it's open 24/7???? Wouldn't they just walk in with guns? Therefore glass = NOT BROKEN.
BTW, do you know how much traffic this store gets? $6.7M isn't that much for a renovation of such a profitable store.
As others have mentioned, Steve probably just wants to take the original cube home! He paid for the first one
so it's not like Apple actually made the initial investment. By the way, it hasn't been reported whether or not Steve paid for this himself, but a $6.7M store renovation investment isn't that much to pay for one of NYC's most photographed landmarks, open 24/7, probably one of Apple's most profitable stores.And think of all these construction workers who are employed! American businesses have been stockpiling cash due to the recession and it's hurting the US economy...so Apple is doing the right thing here by SPENDING!I'm sorry if I sound mean
but you are just being a little silly in my opinion.