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Incoming Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to be named Dame of the British Empire

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As she prepares for her new role as head of retail operations at Apple, outgoing Burberry Chief Executive Angela Ahrendts will be honored with another distinction: She's set to be named a Dame of the British Empire.

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Angela Ahrendts will become Apple's SVP of Retail and Online Stores in 2014. | Source: The Times UK


Ahrendts will be joined by Melinda Gates, philanthropist and wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The honor will be bestowed upon both women in the coming weeks, according to Vogue.

The title of dame is the female equivalent of knighthood, or being named a "sir," in the U.K. Damehood for a non-British national is said to be approved by the Queen, but is not awarded by a member of the royal family.

Apple hired Ahrendts last October to take overits retail operations with the new title of Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores. She won't take that position until this spring, as she is wrapping up her duties at Burberry.

The 53-year-old Ahrendts, born in Indiana, has spent most of her professional career in the fashion industry. In 2006 she was named CEO of Burberry, a luxury British brand established in 1856 that today has 11,000 employees.
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She should be CO-CEO or take Tim Cooks job.

 

She could convince me to buy a jacket for $900.  Sorry but Tim Cook has no mojo.

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She should be CO-CEO or take Tim Cooks job.

She could convince me to buy a jacket for $900.  Sorry but Tim Cook has no mojo.

You left the /s off.

I think it's funny you think she can convince you to buy a $900 jacket. Cook got me to buy a $1800 computer.

So Apple has a Dame and a Sir. Tim wishes he was British.
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So Apple has a Sir and a Dame on their executive staff. 1biggrin.gif
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She should be CO-CEO or take Tim Cooks job.

She could convince me to buy a jacket for $900.  Sorry but Tim Cook has no mojo.
Shouldn't the products sell themselves?
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Sweet! Apple is assembling a round table of knights/dames!

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You left the /s off.

I think it's funny you think she can convince you to buy a $900 jacket. Cook got me to buy a $1800 computer.

So Apple has a Dame and a Sir. Tim wishes he was British.

 

not joking.  Apple is entering a new era that needs a CEO with vision and mojo.  Something Cook is missing.

 

If Cook had vision he would have clearly seen the need for a larger screen phone.  Bad enough he didn't see the change coming but worse he FAILED to adjust once Samsung brought out the Galaxy S2.  Its taking Apple THREE FRIKEN YEARS to finally respond and bring out a bigger phone.  What a joke.  If they were proactive and brought out the big phone earlier they would have sold 75M phones this quarter.

 

Cook is great at manufactering but we need someone who can perceive what the customer wants BEFORE the customer knows it himself.  The larger iPhone, ipad mini were both products the MARKET told Apple to make and then they made it.  Thats the opposite of what Steve Jobs did when he ANTICIPATED the demand for iPod and the original iPhone/iPad.

 

Keep Cook as CO-CEO for operations.

Make Musk Chairman of the Board (Tesla CEO)

Make Ahrendts CO-CEO for products/marketing

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Shouldn't the products sell themselves?

 

Watch Steve Jobs product announcements. 

Lot of selling going on, and it WORKED.

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Sog35 is the new TechStud.

Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

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Proud AAPL stock owner.

 

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not joking.  Apple is entering a new era that needs a CEO with vision and mojo.  Something Cook is missing.

If Cook had vision he would have clearly seen the need for a larger screen phone.  Bad enough he didn't see the change coming but worse he FAILED to adjust once Samsung brought out the Galaxy S2.  Its taking Apple THREE FRIKEN YEARS to finally respond and bring out a bigger phone.  What a joke.  If they were proactive and brought out the big phone earlier they would have sold 75M phones this quarter.

Cook is great at manufactering but we need someone who can perceive what the customer wants BEFORE the customer knows it himself.  The larger iPhone, ipad mini were both products the MARKET told Apple to make and then they made it.  Thats the opposite of what Steve Jobs did when he ANTICIPATED the demand for iPod and the original iPhone/iPad.

Keep Cook as CO-CEO for operations.
Make Musk Chairman of the Board (Tesla CEO)
Make Ahrendts CO-CEO for products/marketing
When did Steve Jobs anticipate the demand for a smaller iPad and larger phone? There is a pipeline for products, they don't just happen overnight. Cook can't just snap his fingers and say make me a bigger phone. Also, it was Eddy Cue who had to convince Steve that Apple should do a smaller iPad. And don't forget Steve didn't want to bring the iPod to Windows, he didn't originally support an App Store on the iPhone. This idea that Steve always knew what customers wanted before they knew it themselves is just pure RDF.

Seems to me you're just overreacting to the AAPL sell off. What does Angela Ahrendts know better about products Apple should be working on than the current crop of executives. She hasn't even started there yet and you're already anointing her the next Steve Jobs. That's ridiculous. And if you think Cook should go back to Operations than he should be COO, not co-CEO. Obviously there's a reason Steve chose him to be CEO. I think its a little early to be throwing him under the bus. If we come to the end of the year and there are no new products from Apple, or the ones we get flop, then we can talk about replacing Cook.
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Watch Steve Jobs product announcements. 
Lot of selling going on, and it WORKED.
Ahrendts is still unproven in an Apple context and she is not know for her public presentations, but to get a woman with 'mojo' to present and 'sell' Apple would be good, in theory. TC is great but a little yawn inducing.
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When did Steve Jobs anticipate the demand for a smaller iPad and larger phone? There is a pipeline for products, they don't just happen overnight. Cook can't just snap his fingers and say make me a bigger phone. Also, it was Eddy Cue who had to convince Steve that Apple should do a smaller iPad. And don't forget Steve didn't want to bring the iPod to Windows, he didn't originally support an App Store on the iPhone. This idea that Steve always knew what customers wanted before they knew it themselves is just pure RDF.

 

Overnight?  How about 1 year?  How about 2 years?  Its taking FRIKEN THREE YEARS to finally bring out a bigger smartphone.  Thats RIDICULOUS!! 

 

Crappy companies like Nokia, Google, Xiami, and other cheap chinese brands have been able to produce large screen phones.  Why the Fuk is it taking Apple THREE YEARS!!!!

 

If they brought out a larger phone a year after the Galaxy S2 came out Apple would have crushed Samsung at the top end.  Now Samsung sells 100M and Apple 150M.  Apple could have captured over 200M top end phones if they were not so slow and arrogant.

 

To be fair the last few years of Steve's life he was VERY SICK.  I did not expect him to have vision then

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I don't really understand all this malarkey about a larger iPhone. I'm more than happy with the size of the iPhone5s and wouldn't want anything larger. Just shouting about something all the time doesn't make it a fact . . .
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not joking.  Apple is entering a new era that needs a CEO with vision and mojo.  Something Cook is missing.

If Cook had vision he would have clearly seen the need for a larger screen phone.  Bad enough he didn't see the change coming but worse he FAILED to adjust once Samsung brought out the Galaxy S2.  Its taking Apple THREE FRIKEN YEARS to finally respond and bring out a bigger phone.  What a joke.  If they were proactive and brought out the big phone earlier they would have sold 75M phones this quarter.

Cook is great at manufactering but we need someone who can perceive what the customer wants BEFORE the customer knows it himself.  The larger iPhone, ipad mini were both products the MARKET told Apple to make and then they made it.  Thats the opposite of what Steve Jobs did when he ANTICIPATED the demand for iPod and the original iPhone/iPad.

Keep Cook as CO-CEO for operations.
Make Musk Chairman of the Board (Tesla CEO)
Make Ahrendts CO-CEO for products/marketing

You don't seem to know much about Steve Jobs. He didn't want to make a smaller iPad. He didn't think it was necessary. So please quit making inaccurate comparisons.
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not joking.  Apple is entering a new era that needs a CEO with vision and mojo.  Something Cook is missing.

 

If Cook had vision he would have clearly seen the need for a larger screen phone.  Bad enough he didn't see the change coming but worse he FAILED to adjust once Samsung brought out the Galaxy S2.  Its taking Apple THREE FRIKEN YEARS to finally respond and bring out a bigger phone.  What a joke.  If they were proactive and brought out the big phone earlier they would have sold 75M phones this quarter.

 

Cook is great at manufactering but we need someone who can perceive what the customer wants BEFORE the customer knows it himself.  The larger iPhone, ipad mini were both products the MARKET told Apple to make and then they made it.  Thats the opposite of what Steve Jobs did when he ANTICIPATED the demand for iPod and the original iPhone/iPad.

 

Keep Cook as CO-CEO for operations.

Make Musk Chairman of the Board (Tesla CEO)

Make Ahrendts CO-CEO for products/marketing

So going from 3.5 to 4 inches screens in 2012 wasn't actually "bigger?"

 

Can you name any examples of co-CEO's that were successful?  The only such arraignment I know of was at Blackberry and that was an unmitigated disaster.

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You don't seem to know much about Steve Jobs. He didn't want to make a smaller iPad. He didn't think it was necessary. So please quit making inaccurate comparisons.

 

why Steve was alive there was really no demand for smaller tablets. 

 

Bottom line is even an IDIOT could see the benefits of a bigger screen once the Galaxy S2 came out THREE FRIKEN YEARS AGO.  Yet Apple still  has not released a bigger phone.  Pathetic.  and Arrogant.

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So going from 3.5 to 4 inches screens in 2012 wasn't actually "bigger?"

 

Can you name any examples of co-CEO's that were successful?  The only such arraignment I know of was at Blackberry and that was an unmitigated disaster.

 

it would be a temporary thing. To save face for Tim Cook to did so much to help Apple be what it is today.  But time change.  Needs change.  Apple needs a visionary now.  They need someone who can SELL and DELIVER the next big thing.  Once that is done they will need someone like Cook again to handle logistics. 

 

Revenue/Profit grow speaks for itself.

With Cook Apple went from 75% growth to 10% decline in profits.

From 75% sales growth to 5%.

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Sog35 is the new TechStud.

You may not agree with sog35, but his points are certainly worthy of discussion (unlike TS's).

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You don't seem to know much about Steve Jobs. He didn't want to make a smaller iPad. He didn't think it was necessary. So please quit making inaccurate comparisons.

You have no clue about what he wanted.

 

He said he didn't. That's all.

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why Steve was alive there was really no demand for smaller tablets. 

Bottom line is even an IDIOT could see the benefits of a bigger screen once the Galaxy S2 came out THREE FRIKEN YEARS AGO.  Yet Apple still  has not released a bigger phone.  Pathetic.  and Arrogant.
I thought you said Steve knew what people wanted before they did? Now your saying Apple didn't make a smaller iPad when he was around because there was no demand for it. That makes no sense. Going by your logic Steve should have known that there would be demand for a smaller tablet before anyone else did.
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why Steve was alive there was really no demand for smaller tablets. 

 

Bottom line is even an IDIOT could see the benefits of a bigger screen once the Galaxy S2 came out THREE FRIKEN YEARS AGO.  Yet Apple still  has not released a bigger phone.  Pathetic.  and Arrogant.

 

The iPhone 5 was bigger than any iPhone before it, maybe not as big as you want, but you are just lying if you say they haven't released a bigger phone.

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Can you name any examples of co-CEO's that were successful?  The only such arraignment I know of was at Blackberry and that was an unmitigated disaster.

You're right. Most of them have been 'meh' at best. Other examples include Citibank, Deutsche Bank, SAP...

 

Surprisingly, however, the announcements effects on stock prices of co-CEOs is substantially positive. (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1759477)

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I thought you said Steve knew what people wanted before they did? Now your saying Apple didn't make a smaller iPad when he was around because there was no demand for it. That makes no sense. Going by your logic Steve should have known that there would be demand for a smaller tablet before anyone else did.

 

Steve was DYING. Give the man a FRIKEN break. 

 

He did anticipate demand with the iPod, iPhone, iTunes, App Store, and iPad.  He did.

Now name me ONE THING Cook anticipated?  ONE THING.

 

He anticipated a demand for a $550 cheap looking plastic iPhone.  WRONG! 

He Fuking didn't even produce enought 5S phones this holiday season!!! What a f'ing joke. 

Then didn't make enought iPadMini Retina.  WTF!!!!

Same thing last year with iPadMini, iPhone5, and iMac.

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why Steve was alive there was really no demand for smaller tablets. 

 

Bottom line is even an IDIOT could see the benefits of a bigger screen once the Galaxy S2 came out THREE FRIKEN YEARS AGO.  Yet Apple still  has not released a bigger phone.  Pathetic.  and Arrogant.

I do not remember the Galaxy S2 was a big success. 

 

Considering how much iPhones Apple sell, they are doing pretty well I think. It would be fine that the add a "bigger" (not too much however) line of iPhones, but I won't be surprise that these models sell less than the current models.

 

More "vocals" enthusiasts for bigger iPhones are men. Women like phones too... and I generally see women with small phones (and very often it happens to be an iPhone).

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He Fuking didn't even produce enought 5S phones this holiday season!!! What a f'ing joke. 

Then didn't make enought iPadMini Retina.  WTF!!!!

Same thing last year with iPadMini, iPhone5, and iMac.

 

Apple products almost always sell out on launch. It happened with the iPhone, the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4s and the iPhone 5. This is not a new phenomenon so don't blame Tim.

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The iPhone 5 was bigger than any iPhone before it, maybe not as big as you want, but you are just lying if you say they haven't released a bigger phone.

 

4 inches with a widescreen aspect ratio is an incredibly small screen compared to ANY of the competitors top-tier phones.  And you know it.

 

The only reason why Samsung sold 100M phones was because of the big screen and marketing.

Apple could have EASILY brought out a bigger screen and wiped the floor clean from Samsung.

But they were too slow and arrogant thinking they could FORCE people to live with a smaller screen.

250,000,000 Galaxy phones sold later is PROOF POSITIVE they were wrong.

 

The ridiculous thing is Apple did not see this top-end phone saturation coming.

Even Samsung saw it as early as Jan2013.

But even now Apple won't admit and won't sell a significantly cheaper phone that is NEW.

Ridiculous.

Their executives get paid MILLIONS upon MILLIONS to see these trends BEFORE they happen.  A cheaper NEW iPHone at $350 should have been released last year. 

Friken even the US market is saturated and only now Apple knows.  WTF. WTF.

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Steve was DYING. Give the man a FRIKEN break. 

He did anticipate demand with the iPod, iPhone, iTunes, App Store, and iPad.  He did.
Now name me ONE THING Cook anticipated?  ONE THING.

He anticipated a demand for a $550 cheap looking plastic iPhone.  WRONG! 
He Fuking didn't even produce enought 5S phones this holiday season!!! What a f'ing joke. 
Then didn't make enought iPadMini Retina.  WTF!!!!
Same thing last year with iPadMini, iPhone5, and iMac.
dude, I think you need to take a chill pill. I don't know how much you've lost this week on AAPL but it clearly seems to be clouding your thought now.
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Apple products almost always sell out on launch. It happened with the iPhone, the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4s and the iPhone 5. This is not a new phenomenon so don't blame Tim.

 

yes i blame Tim because he admitted they estimated wrong the demand for the 5C and 5S.  He thought they were going to sell way more 5C then they did and way less 5S than they did.

 

if he had any clue he should have KNOWN (like many on this very forum) that at its current price point the 5C would not sell even close to the 5S.  But he didn't.  He had THREE FRIKEN MONTHS to produce enough 5S but he FAILED. 

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I do not remember the Galaxy S2 was a big success. 

 

Considering how much iPhones Apple sell, they are doing pretty well I think. It would be fine that the add a "bigger" (not too much however) line of iPhones, but I won't be surprise that these models sell less than the current models.

 

More "vocals" enthusiasts for bigger iPhones are men. Women like phones too... and I generally see women with small phones (and very often it happens to be an iPhone).

 

They sold 50,000,000 Galaxy S2

100,000,000 Galaxy Note 2, S3

100,000,000 Galaxy Note3, S4

 

it  has been a HUGE success even with a crappy software, OS, and build quality. 

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4 inches with a widescreen aspect ratio is an incredibly small screen compared to ANY of the competitors top-tier phones.  And you know it.

 

 

I wasn't commenting on whether 4 inches is big enough.  All I know is you said they never came out with a bigger phone (and repeated the same thing twice) which is just untrue.  Do you care about the truth?

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You mofos complain too much they make the smallest thinnest fastest phone in the world.Lead the world in sales the only one still selling MP3 players.And make the fastest desktop in the world.Peeps sell body parts and such theives steal iPhone and iPads
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yes i blame Tim because he admitted they estimated wrong the demand for the 5C and 5S.  He thought they were going to sell way more 5C then they did and way less 5S than they did.

if he had any clue he should have KNOWN (like many on this very forum) that at its current price point the 5C would not sell even close to the 5S.  But he didn't.  He had THREE FRIKEN MONTHS to produce enough 5S but he FAILED. 
Using all caps doesn't make your point more valid. It just makes you look like a child throwing a temper tantrum.
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While I don't agree that this lady is the second coming of Steve Jobs nor do I think Steve was "all knowing" because he certainly got a lot of things wrong and had to be convinced otherwise. In fact, if memory serves, Steve had to be convinced to use the name iPhone and he had some other weird name stuck in his head. But I will agree with you that Apple is late to the game with a larger screen and had they released one sooner their sales would have been far higher assuming they don't price it ridiculously higher. 

 

I am not sure that I buy the excuses Tim gave about not wanting to make any compromises. That seemed a little too much like an excuse after the fact and nothing they could not have overcome if they had wanted to make one. I think going to 4" was a smart move because that allowed them to still satisfy the one handed/small phone crowd. Apple should continue to sell a 4" alongside a larger model as long as it sells well. But I think a larger iPhone released with the 5s would have had a huge impact because Samsung pretty much flopped with their S4. Apple has given Samsung a chance to recover and any people who might have been potential iPhone customers will likely get an S5 if Samsung doesn't screw up again. 

 

I think Tim was far too concerned about how developers would react to 2 new screen sizes and wanted to give them time before releasing a larger one. I think the demand for a larger iPhone is huge. On other Mac sites there is an overwhelming support for a larger display and among people I associate with in the real world I know of no one that would not prefer a larger display. Appleinsider is unique for some reason with a loud chorus of people opposed to a larger display. 

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Overnight?  How about 1 year?  How about 2 years?  Its taking FRIKEN THREE YEARS to finally bring out a bigger smartphone.  Thats RIDICULOUS!! 

Crappy companies like Nokia, Google, Xiami, and other cheap chinese brands have been able to produce large screen phones.  Why the Fuk is it taking Apple THREE YEARS!!!!

If they brought out a larger phone a year after the Galaxy S2 came out Apple would have crushed Samsung at the top end.  Now Samsung sells 100M and Apple 150M.  Apple could have captured over 200M top end phones if they were not so slow and arrogant.

To be fair the last few years of Steve's life he was VERY SICK.  I did not expect him to have vision then

And all those vendors sold 51MM smartphones last qtr.
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Steve was DYING. Give the man a FRIKEN break. 

He did anticipate demand with the iPod, iPhone, iTunes, App Store, and iPad.  He did.
Now name me ONE THING Cook anticipated?  ONE THING.

He anticipated a demand for a $550 cheap looking plastic iPhone.  WRONG! 
He Fuking didn't even produce enought 5S phones this holiday season!!! What a f'ing joke. 
Then didn't make enought iPadMini Retina.  WTF!!!!
Same thing last year with iPadMini, iPhone5, and iMac.

Jobs anticipated the iPod success? You do realize he resisted iPod for Windows for a while.

You are now borderline trolling. I hate to block you, but revisionist history won't win any arguments.
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dude, I think you need to take a chill pill. I don't know how much you've lost this week on AAPL but it clearly seems to be clouding your thought now.

 

This week?  How about the last 18 months!

 

its been FAILURE after FAILURE with Tim Cook.  This was just the last straw this week.  I've tried to give him a fair shake but he's just failed to do anything to move the meter forward.

 

Lets count his failures:

 

1. Failed to make a bigger phone after THREE YEARS of Galaxy success and 250,000,000 Galaxy phones sold

2. Failed to estimate demand for 5C

3. Failed to estimate demand for 5S and 5 (lead to shortages, AGAIN)

4. Allowing Wall Street to announce a dividend and buybacks (use the f'ing money to innovate)

5. Allowing Ichan to shame him in public

6. Allow his stock to get trashed in the media without firing shots back (if you don't think this matters you are clueless, Executive compensation and much of managment compensation is tied to stock options, over 50%!!!!)

7. Failed to debunk obvious LIES and BS leaked by Wall Street Journal and NY Times (Jobs would have chewed there azz)

8. Failed to produce enough units for iPadMini TWO FRIKEN YEARS IN A ROW!

9. Failed to anticipate saturated high end of phones/ipads (should have released a mid-range phone BEFORE saturation)

10. Failed to attack Google with a search product even though Google is CONSTANTLY attacking Apple with hardware products

11. Giving software for FREE and causing revenue to go down $1,000,000,000 every quarter.  Most people dont give a shet about the software.

12. Increasing deferred revenue for who knows why.

13. Being a punching bag

14. Not bringing any new product catergories.  Google has. Samsung has.  Everyone did the last 3 years except Apple.

15. Letting long-term stockholders suffer

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Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post


dude, I think you need to take a chill pill. I don't know how much you've lost this week on AAPL but it clearly seems to be clouding your thought now.

I was going to say exactly the same thing.  I'm worried about this guy having a stroke or something.  Deep breaths.

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If you ask me the problem with Apple and new products is not that Apple couldn't do a big phone or the ATV store or a souped up MacMini or a huge iPad or any of the product rumours you hear around the web. It's that Apple seems able to only focus on one thing at a time. This could be because Jony Ive is the gatekeeper on all new stuff. He's only one guy and that makes it difficult to have many new projects on the boil at one time.
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Right because old world "royalty" is relevant in 2014, what a bunch of pomp and circumstance.

On the flip side, the Queen actually has iron fist control of Canada for instance, if she wanted to exercise it, so there is some active machinery in the British Monarchy...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_realm

In the United States, citizens are effectively sovereigns by birthright if we defend the right, thanks to those who overthrew the Crown. It's all about property ownership... http://files.meetup.com/515783/Rights%20vs.%20Privileges%20-%20by%20Michael%20Badnarik.pdf

Titles of nobility should be banned in public political office, like the original proposed 13th Amendment proposed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titles_of_Nobility_Amendment

The problem with titles of nobility is people in that system actually believe they hold some level of superiority over others who don't or who are not part of that old-world system. Further, I believe a title of nobility is in conflict with being a citizen of the United States, for instance. Why? Because it is like holding dual citizenships, you can not truly hold allegiance to one country if you are a citizen of multiple.
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Originally Posted by woodbine View Post

If you ask me the problem with Apple and new products is not that Apple couldn't do a big phone or the ATV store or a souped up MacMini or a huge iPad or any of the product rumours you hear around the web. It's that Apple seems able to only focus on one thing at a time. This could be because Jony Ive is the gatekeeper on all new stuff. He's only one guy and that makes it difficult to have many new projects on the boil at one time.
What is your source that Apple is only able to focus on one thing at a time? Or that Ive is the gatekeeper of everything? 1confused.gif
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