Originally Posted by rain
Glossy screens and built-in batteries = Apple shares tanking $5 on the news.
Wonder if they are going to give the public what they want any time soon?
The glossy screens is a mistake but what could you possibly have against two additional hours of battery life? Not only does the built-in battery allow for more charge cycles, it will require recharging less often which means the battery will last even longer. Odds are the hard drive will go long before the battery does.
Apple is offering to do away with the expense of buying a battery for your laptop every couple of years (if not sooner) and you treat it like it's a problem.
As for the stock tanking, every time Wall Street sells off Apple stock, we have people running around in a panic declaring, "The sky is falling. The sky is falling." Wall Street types are generally too narrow in their thinking to have a clue what Apple is up to. Also, the stock always runs up in anticipation of what will be announced at major events only to have those speculators sell off a little right after. It's inevitable and it amounts to sound and fury signifying nothing.
Apple is a great success story specifically because it doesn't do what everybody else does yet every time they innovate some are quick to criticize. I welcome the battery innovation. It's just the sort of thing Apple does better than any other manufacturer.
If that sort of top-grade engineering is a problem for you, there are lots of companies out there serving up inferior products, albeit at bargain prices, who are quick to give people what they want, even if what they want is inferior to what a company can deliver.