Originally Posted by Cash907
Not sure if they didn't disappoint, but they certainly didn't surprise. Lot of yawns coming from the tech blogs and stock closed down, so it's hard to categorize this one as a slam dunk.
Originally Posted by Proximityeffect
Yeah, stock closing down has never happened before. Except after the iPhone was announced. And the iPad. And every announcement since then. They'll sell tens of millions of these and make huge profits and somewhere, someplace, some people might realize that looking to analysts and stockholders for advice on what and when to buy and sell is the worst idea you could have for your stock portfolio.
-stock holder since 1996
Thank you for reminding everyone of this, Proximityeffect—AAPL rises before nearly every media event, then drops precipitously during or immediately after the keynote. We all know the reasons so I won’t rehash them here—I just find it difficult to believe how few people realize this HAPPENS NEARLY EVERY FREAKING TIME. This also happens nearly every freaking time: Apple sells millions of things; makes huge profit; uses money to work on newer things. Yeah, what a crappy company. People are ridiculous.
Regarding “yawns coming from the tech blogs.” Cash907, you are absolutely correct—much of the writing on the web this morning is scathing—I’m sure they’ll revel in their page hits…whatever. Besides the fact that no one should ever care what these people write, EVER, here’s why I don’t care if anyone thinks the new iPhones are underwhelming:
I need my iPhone to do my job. There are many things for which I use my phone; but the critical ones are:
• Email—constant back and forth with clients
• Keep and sync my enormous list of contacts
• Keep/sync/share my complex and ever-changing schedule
I know other phones can do these things but I like Apple phones. I like they way they’re made and I like the OS.
I am, like many, locked into a long term contract. I hate the system but I’m stuck; that’s a topic for a different thread. Since I am allowed to upgrade my phone every two years without ‘penalty’ I’m still on an iPhone 4. My iPhone 4 was state of the art, now the new 5s will be better in every way, just like I expect from every Apple product. I’ll buy mine as soon as they’re available. That’s how it goes. Always. Why is this concept inconceivable to some people?
Regarding the people who ask (you know, the people who ALWAYS know better than Tim & friends): “Why didn’t they just keep the 5? Why bother to make the 5c at all?”
• It appeals to kids. Younger and younger kids have phones every time you turn around. They will sell. Duh.
• They had other reasons upon which many will speculate but few will ever know. Who cares? Try to build and run a multi-billion dollar company—I know I couldn’t!