Originally Posted by Rayz
Well, I imagine they're interested in reading about Apple products and the like. Most folk here probably don't have Apple shares so are more concerned with hearing about what new stuff Apple might or might not be bringing out. The problem is that AI is more concerned with with ad hits but lacks the writing talent to attract views through traditional investigative journalism, so they have to start fights, like the ones in this thread. I think another problem is that there is no news coming from Cupertino that can can be written about by journalists without investigative skills. Either that's because Apple isn't doing anything, or Cook has become very adept at keeping a lid on things. I guess we'll find out which it is soon enough.
This site is a investor site, as well as a fan site. Hence the "insider" tag - although we are none of us insiders, I suspect. Investors are free to come and vent.
As for the rest of us, we can be fans and critical. This is a serious juncture for Apple. Lets hope they respond to it.
Tolerance of criticism here has been reduced somewhat in the post-iPhone age. Until then there wasn't a keynote which wasn't routinely criticized. The only exception I can think of is the iPhone announcement itself; until then most posts in response to announcements or strategy were unhappy with some release or other; some pet project not started, some machine not upgraded, some screens not matte, or too matte enough, I forget which ( boy, that thread never ended).
I understand the price of Apple fandom is eternal vigilance - most people critical of Apple on the broader internet are trolls, or fandroids, or uninformed idiots. Let's leave the mods to deal with that - people with low posting counts, and repeating the echo chamber points of the androids are easy to spot.
But jndc123 is clearly posting from within the fence, as an investor. He knows his stuff. He is concerned. Thats why he is here. Its ok to dislike the management, to wonder where the new products are for 2013.
I posted a review of the Google I/O on a thread yesterday, saying it was all good stuff and Apple needed to up it's game. I was accused of propaganda by a poster who joined in 2008. I've been here since 2003. I reported that, and will continue to do that, because this place needs differences of opinions and I, too, am not happy with the present management.
So if I am called a troll, or a propagandist, you will be reported. Whether that does any good or not remains to be seen.