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Mark Zuckerberg received free iPhone 5 from Tim Cook

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In an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's The Today Show, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg reveals that Apple CEO Tim Cook sent him a free iPhone 5, a gesture usually afforded only to important business partners and public figures.
 

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Mark Zuckerberg (left) speaks to The Today Show's Matt Lauer. | Source: The Today Show


The gratis handset comes as no surprise given the importance of Facebook on both Apple's OS X and iOS, with tighter integration rolled out for each platform in their latest releases.

In the interview (via Business Insider), Zuckerberg commented on how the iPhone 5 and iOS affects Facebook interaction:
 

iPhone is a great platform. There are more people who use Facebook on Android—because Android is just—more people use it, at this point. And the thing that I think a lot of people don't think about is that there are actually more people in the world using Facebook on mobile Web, right, so not using the apps on iOS or Android, but actually just going to a browser on a phone. There are more people doing that than the iPhone and all of Android phones combined, right? So it's actually a pretty diverse ecosystem.

 

Apple's iPhone 5 is the first of the company's handsets to ship with built-in Facebook integration, a feature included in the new iOS 6 mobile operating system.

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I'd have returned it with a "Thank you, but could you please exchange that for a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and Dock Connector?".
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Originally Posted by Vaelian View Post
I'd have returned it with a "Thank you, but could you please exchange that for a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and Dock Connector?".

 

Showing that even Zuckerberg is a better person that someone.

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post #4 of 75
What, because the king of Zuck couldn't afford to buy his own? This sort of nonsense makes me sick.
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times are hard if all you give a CEO is a phone made in china that you can buy for 200 dollars.

I get nicer gifts from our Corporate Printer partners. Give the man a bundle or something.

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The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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iPhone is a great platform. There are more people who use Facebook on Android ? because Android is just ? more people use it, at this point. And the thing that I think a lot of people don't think about is that there are actually more people in the world using Facebook on mobile Web, right, so not using the apps on iOS or Android, but actually just going to a browser on a phone. There are more people doing that than the iPhone and all of Android phones combined, right? So it's actually a pretty diverse ecosystem.

Is this even English?

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times are hard if all you give a CEO is a phone made in china that you can buy for 200 dollars.

I get nicer gifts from our Corporate Printer partners. Give the man a bundle or something.

 

Uh, the point is the gesture, not financial value. Bundle of what, exactly? Apple products?

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lol, Apple turning away from Google only to get entangled with Facebook.
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check out his garbled attempt at PR-speak, trying not to offend anyone but at the same time promoting Facebook as being independent of smartphones, can't even speak freely, tied to the yoke of his behemoth.
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Originally Posted by Vaelian View Post

I'd have returned it with a "Thank you, but could you please exchange that for a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and Dock Connector?".

You probably would.

Fortunately Zuckerberg has an IQ over 65, so he was smart enough not to.
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Originally Posted by Vaelian View Post

I'd have returned it with a "Thank you, but could you please exchange that for a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and Dock Connector?".

You probably would.

Fortunately Zuckerberg has an IQ over 65, so he was smart enough not to.

How is one's IQ related to any of this? If anything, my gesture would demonstrate the ability to think by myself as I'd be implicitly making a statement about Apple's post-Jobs sloppiness.
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What, because the king of Zuck couldn't afford to buy his own? This sort of nonsense makes me sick.

 

Yeah, I know what you mean, kind of like a Movie Premiere 'Swag' bag with diamond jewelry, top tier perfume, 500 buck sunglasses or what ever goodies, handed to a movie actress that just made $10 million for that movie!

 

And when they don't receive a swag bag, they just steal... right Winona?  'Cuz Lord knows they can't pay!

 

BTW where's mine Tim?

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Originally Posted by Vaelian View Post

I'd have returned it with a "Thank you, but could you please exchange that for a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and Dock Connector?".

Did you make the same argument when High Definition 1080p "Flat Panels" were introduced?  I can just hear your logic...  "What?!  new HDMI cables?  No thanks, just give me an old CRT with S-Video cables." 

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I would have gave him one of the new iPod Touch models.

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Originally Posted by zeromeus View Post

Is this even English?

He did attend classes at Harvard.

 

Cheers

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Why do rich people like to send gifts to other rich people, often having their corporation pay?
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Originally Posted by Vaelian View Post

I'd have returned it with a "Thank you, but could you please exchange that for a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and Dock Connector?".
Did you make the same argument when High Definition 1080p "Flat Panels" were introduced?  I can just hear your logic...  "What?!  new HDMI cables?  No thanks, just give me an old CRT with S-Video cables." 

The difference here is that the Lightning Connector and iOS 6 were both compromises rather than improvements. Following your comment's context, you can basically stream HDMI off an iPhone 4S and iPad 3G, but not from an iPhone 5.

EDIT: Oh and by the way, I actually did make such an argument for LCDs in general, because LCDs from 2005 and earlier were all UTTER CRAP. Fortunately there were plasma screens to replace the accuracy, responsiveness, and contrast ratios of CRTs. Even today I'd still tell designers to either use CRTs, plasmas, or LEDs, because even today LCDs are still a compromise (even LEDs are a bit of a compromise since their viewing angles aren't comparable to those of CRTs and plasmas).
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And having Zuckerberg give free advertising to Apple ? Priceless....

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Is this even English?

Was thinking the exact same thing. How do I like this on Facebook?
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Originally Posted by zeromeus View Post
Is this even English?

 

It's a direct quote, so I set it apart in a quote box for coherency. It's written as stream of consciousness (which is how he likely came up with it in the first place), so I use the word lightly. There's not a lot of grammar in what he originally said, so I can't fix it very much.


Originally Posted by Inkling View Post
Why do rich people like to send gifts to other rich people, often having their corporation pay?

 

Same reason politicians send gifts to other politicians, often having taxpayers pay, maybe? 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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Originally Posted by Vaelian View Post

I'd have returned it with a "Thank you, but could you please exchange that for a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and Dock Connector?".

 

No doubt you would, I would expect no less idiocy from you. 

 

Question: Why don't you jump ship, since you're completely convinced Apple's current devices/direction/decisions are shit? There's other options out there. Buy something else, instead of endlessly trolling and parroting your tired talking points. If Apple had the same aversion to change that you do, they would have been buried a long time ago. You're not insightful, independent thinking, or clever. You're just narrow-minded and incessantly stubborn. Get over yourself. The 30pin dock connector is ancient, and way overdue for a change. Devices will not longer be hobbled by it. Fucking deal with it. 

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No doubt you would, I would expect no less idiocy from you. 

Question: Why don't you jump ship, since you're completely convinced Apple's current devices/direction/decisions are shit? There's other options out there. Buy something else, instead of endlessly trolling and parroting your tired talking points. If Apple had the same aversion to change that you do, they would have been buried a long time ago. You're not insightful, independent thinking, or clever. You're just narrow-minded and incessantly stubborn. Get over yourself. The 30pin dock connector is ancient, and way overdue for a change. Devices will not longer be hobbled by it. Fucking deal with it. 

Because unlike the people who like to call me an idiot, I'm smart enough to not fall for the mistake of making my opinions part of my identity. I'm not a fundamentalist, I own the best two iOS devices ever conceived and am pretty happy with them. Perhaps the day the time comes to replace them I may decide to jump ship should Apple still be misguided.

Care to explain exactly why the Dock Connector was long overdue? Because I don't recall any real complaints about it... The switch brought a lot of inconvenience for very little benefit; the new connector is not exactly Firewire or Thunderbolt.
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Because unlike the people who like to call me an idiot, I'm smart enough to not fall for the mistake of making my opinions part of my identity. I'm not a fundamentalist, I own the best two iOS devices ever conceived and am pretty happy with them. Perhaps the day the time comes to replace them I may decide to jump ship should Apple still be misguided.
Care to explain exactly why the Dock Connector was long overdue? Because I don't recall any real complaints about it... The switch brought a lot of inconvenience for very little benefit; the new connector is not exactly Firewire or Thunderbolt.


Apple has always been the first to get rid of outdated technology.  5.25" floppies, 3.5" floppies, PS/2 Ports, Parallel ports, VGA, Optical drives, and there are many I have missed.  The dock connector is too big, not fast enough and has way too many extra pins that are not necessary, and waste space inside the device that can be used for components which add value.  The connector can achieve USB 3 speeds which the old one could not, and is probably the connector for the next many years.  Apple made the decision to replace it.  If not now, when?  1 year?  5 years?  When would be a suitable time to replace a 10 year old connector designed for the iPod, a very different device?

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lol, Apple turning away from Google only to get entangled with Facebook.

Unlike Google, Facebook doesn't make a phone.

 

I wonder what would happen if Google was just Google Search. Without Android, would Apple and Google still be BFF?

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Apple has always been the first to get rid of outdated technology.  5.25" floppies, 3.5" floppies, PS/2 Ports, Parallel ports, VGA, Optical drives, and there are many I have missed.

The difference is that those were dumped for obsolescence as there were better alternatives to all of them. This is not the case for the Dock Connector, it was not obsolete, there is no alternative to stream video out of a device with a Lightning Connector.

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The dock connector is too big, not fast enough and has way too many extra pins that are not necessary, and waste space inside the device that can be used for components which add value.

What? The Dock Connector has a Firewire 800 port! How's that not fast enough? Also, unnecessary pins? Did you know many of those pins actually had overloaded functionality because there weren't enough pins for everything?

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The connector can achieve USB 3 speeds which the old one could not, and is probably the connector for the next many years.  Apple made the decision to replace it.

This is nonsense. USB 3.0 is both forward and backward compatible, and the Dock Connector had more than enough pins to support any additional conductors required by later standards.

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If not now, when?  1 year?  5 years?  When would be a suitable time to replace a 10 year old connector designed for the iPod, a very different device?

It's not a question of time, it's a question of obsolescence. Is there anything else as convenient as the dock connector providing either the same or better functionality? NO! Then it's not the right time to replace it!
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His quote is extremely incoherent and makes no sense.
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Meanwhile, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak waits in line at the Apple store:
http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/16/steve-wozniak-waits-in-line-for-apples-new-ipad-video/

 

Suckerberg - Gross.
Woz- cool.

I hope Suck uses the stock checker app.
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That will save him a couple hundred dollars.
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Originally Posted by Vaelian View Post

I'd have returned it with a "Thank you, but could you please exchange that for a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and Dock Connector?".


You think way too high of yourself in thinking that someone would actually waste money on you.

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Originally Posted by Vaelian View Post

I'd have returned it with a "Thank you, but could you please exchange that for a 4S with iOS 5.1.1 and Dock Connector?".


You think way too high of yourself in thinking that someone would actually waste money on you.

I've actually been in a similar situation in the past. Received an iPod in 2005 from my employer, immediately gave it away to a coworker because Apple was not really my thing at the time.
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lol, Apple turning away from Google only to get entangled with Facebook.
Exactly. Imagine 5 years from now when we are all here debating the new Apple social app that they just replaced the FaceBook app ...
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Unlike Google, Facebook doesn't make a phone.
Yet. They're going to have to figure out some way to actually make money one of these days.

But If you think this is what makes Google dangerous, then you need some enlightenment. I'll give you a hint ... The same thing That makes Google dangerous is the same thing that makes FaceBook dangerous ...
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Meanwhile, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak waits in line at the Apple store:

http://www.bgr.com/2012/03/16/steve-wozniak-waits-in-line-for-apples-new-ipad-video/
 


Woz gets free phones too. He chooses to be amongst the people.

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The difference is that those were dumped for obsolescence as there were better alternatives to all of them. This is not the case for the Dock Connector, it was not obsolete, there is no alternative to stream video out of a device with a Lightning Connector.
What? The Dock Connector has a Firewire 800 port! How's that not fast enough? Also, unnecessary pins? Did you know many of those pins actually had overloaded functionality because there weren't enough pins for everything?
This is nonsense. USB 3.0 is both forward and backward compatible, and the Dock Connector had more than enough pins to support any additional conductors required by later standards.
It's not a question of time, it's a question of obsolescence. Is there anything else as convenient as the dock connector providing either the same or better functionality? NO! Then it's not the right time to replace it!

 

but how long would the 30 pin connector be forward compatible? You eventually have to replace it. the  new connector is a better alternative just like USB was a better alternative to the ADB. Just like 3.5" floppy replaced the 5 1/4.

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Is this even English?

 

My first though was WTF?  Maybe it'll make more sense if we hear him say it in video post.
 

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How nice, he has a driver so he don't need great mapping.
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but how long would the 30 pin connector be forward compatible? You eventually have to replace it. the  new connector is a better alternative just like USB was a better alternative to the ADB. Just like 3.5" floppy replaced the 5 1/4.

I'd actually argue that the Dock Connector was better suited for forward compatibility than the Lightning Connector due to lack of conductors. The Lightning Connector has 9 conductors, exactly the amount required for USB 3.0; if a new standard needs even more, there's nothing you can do. The Dock Connector, however, has plenty of functionality that can be disabled when you're connected to USB, in essence allowing you to dedicate up to 28 pins to any future standards.
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Also, unnecessary pins? Did you know many of those pins actually had overloaded functionality because there weren't enough pins for everything?
This is nonsense. USB 3.0 is both forward and backward compatible, and the Dock Connector had more than enough pins to support any additional conductors required by later standards.
Huh!?

Which is it -- the dock connector doesn't have enough pins for everything, or it has more than enough pins to accommodate everything you need?
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I've actually been in a similar situation in the past. Received an iPod in 2005 from my employer, immediately gave it away to a coworker because Apple was not really my thing at the time.

 

Uh-huh. Very open minded. lol.gif

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