Originally Posted by Macky the Macky
Reading the newspapers and listening to the TV you'd think we'd all be up in arms over the change of the connector in the iPhone. Just because Apple won't be using the old connector in new products doesn't mean they are stopping sales of all the other existing products; be they iPods, iPad 2s, and iPhone 4 and 4S. I expect the old 30 pin connector to be on iDevices for at least two more years.
The people affected can buy a new cable or new adapter. When I upgrade, I'll have to buy 2 new cables. It's just not that big a deal, but you should certainly consider it when evaluating the upgrade.
Originally Posted by enzos
The invention of the /s tag is proof again that Yanks are hopeless at detecting irony. [sarcasm - the use of irony to mock or convey contempt]
And your comment is proof again that brits don't have any idea of the proper use of the English language (linguists agree that American English is much closer to 16th Century English than the bastardized English you use - and that's not even considering the absolute castration of the language in New Castle).
Context is important. If you read these threads, it is quite common for someone to sarcastically post a comment of what they expect the other side to say. If you know the poster, you know that they're being sarcastic, but not everyone knows all the regulars - and first time posters don't have any history to fall back on. The use of some tag to show sarcasm is necessary in written language.
Originally Posted by mrrodriguez
I'm gonna take a stab and guess around 10-15% of those sales are for re-sale. People buying the iPhone at launch and selling the device during Christmas at a marked up price. It's a great business. Once I bought an Xbox 360 and held it until the holidays and sold it to someone for $1,200.
If Samsung goes through with the lawsuit of the iPhone 5, and they end up getting a ban (unlikely given their track record), the LTE iPhone 5 will be GOLD!
It is extremely unlikely that Samsung will get a ban. Even with some slight chance of it, I don't believe that the number being purchased for resale is anywhere near 10-15%. You do see a few of them on eBay for $1200 or so, but not that many. And anyone expecting to get a much higher price by Christmas is kidding themselves. Apple will be able to meet demand (or, at least, come very close to it) by Christmas, so you'll be able to walk into a store and pay list price by then. Prices on eBay will actually be BELOW list price by Christmas.
Originally Posted by DeanSolecki
I'd expected to see a lot of people trading experiences regarding their attempts at ordering, to gauge where in the que they'd ended up.
Instead it was this crap.
I guess if you expect anything from the masses you'll be disappointed, but it seems more engaging to share an interest in a product rather than sharing a hatred for imagined detractors of that product. Guess I'm just not as good at "pretend time."
Believe it or not, there are totally normal people that really like Apple products without getting their self-esteem all rapped up in it. Crazy, right?
Yes, it's crazy that you come to a forum where Apple fans congregate and criticize them for being Apple fans.
More importantly, you're completely ignoring context. There's very little in this (or any thread) that hasn't been repeated 1,000 times in other threads. When you see a sarcastic comment in this thread, it is an indication that the trolls keep making the same silly comments over and over and over in every thread they contaminate. The fact that they haven't yet entered this thread doesn't change that.