Wait, really? This is your reply to me?
Originally Posted by chronster
What are you talking about "the haters"?
You know what I mean. Anyone who hates anything about something Apple has doneregardless of its meaningfulness or its impactwill pull that card out of their pocket like a bad magician and lay it on the table expecting everyone to be impressed. A smattering of awkward shifting and coughs is all they'll get. Steve himself said he didn't want people asking what he would do, and that's absolutely for the best.
Apple should continue to be like Steve, not as Steve. It's a break in simile form, but the distinction is clear.
And anyone outside his family or Apple's top executive rungs really doesn't have any way to know what Steve would or wouldn't have done, anyway, so the entire idea is moot.
Notice how you conveniently left out my last sentence that would blow a COMPLETE hole in the argument you're trying to present here?
I left it out because it's so obviously true there wasn't anything to say about it. I left it out because it so negated the rest of your post, there wasn't much purpose at all for you to have made the first two points. It's confusing why you'd bother presenting it like that when your real beliefs (contained in that last sentence) so thoroughly go against it.
So I'm not sitting here bashing Apple, or bashing Cook. All I'm saying is this is going against something Steve Jobs would have done
Which, again, you can't know, but can only infer. We were reaching this point even before his death. For the past few years, people have been increasingly asking 'what will become of the money', and the $100 billion milestone made that all the more prominent.
You could look at Apple the day before the "Antennagate" conference and say, "Steve Jobs would never go all public with a problem; they'd just fix it silently behind the scenes." And then they did the opposite with Steve up on stage, even.
See, it's hilarious, I've been called both a fanboy and an anti-Apple troll multiple times before. The former because I support Apple and the latter because I request features and question some of Apple's decisions. It's really rather evident that one of them is wrong and that the people behind it are therefore also ill-informed.