Investors probe Apple's Jobs on successor, games, future products

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  • Reply 21 of 80
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    Jobs noted that there will be more .Mac applications released later in the year, and again noted that the iPhone SDK would enable third parties to address the subject of iPhone blogging "if Apple does not address it." Jobs then recommended that he learn Cocoa and write an iPhone blogger app himself.





    Classic Steve! Such an impractical suggestion, sort of a "stop whining and GTFO of my shareholder meeting!"
  • Reply 22 of 80
    ouraganouragan Posts: 437member
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    Shareholders were asked to vote to approve the reappointment of board members, which they did, as well as consider two issues raised by shareholders.



    The first was a proposal initiated by the AFL-CIO Reserve Fund, which sought to initiate an annual referendum to issue a nonbinding opinion on executive compensation. The same measure only achieved 41% approval last year, but passed this year. Apple's board had recommended voting against the proposal both years, calling it a "blunt and insufficient instrument for registering dissatisfaction."



    Jobs later quipped, "I'm hoping that the 'say on pay' proposal will help me with my $1 a year," an allusion to his famously low salary. Jobs has been compensated primarily though stock options, which have exploded in value over the last eight years as Apple's market valuation has rocketed upward.





    Apparently, Mr. Jobs still considers himself to be underpaid with illegally backdated stock options worth close to $1 billion. Now, for a high school graduate who couldn't undertake and complete a higher education, how much money is Steve Jobs asking for this time?



    Whose not in touch with reality?





  • Reply 23 of 80
    radiospaceradiospace Posts: 180member
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    Originally Posted by ouragan View Post


    Apparently, Mr. Jobs still considers himself to be underpaid with illegally backdated stock options worth close to $1 billion. Now, for a high school graduate who couldn't undertake and complete a higher education, how much money is Steve Jobs asking for this time?



    Whose not in touch with reality?









    He was obviously making a joke. If you're unable to pick up on that "nuance", maybe you should spend a little more time pursuing higher education yourself.



    And it should be "who's", by the way.
  • Reply 24 of 80
    visualzonevisualzone Posts: 298member
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    Originally Posted by ouragan View Post


    Apparently, Mr. Jobs still considers himself to be underpaid with illegally backdated stock options worth close to $1 billion. Now, for a high school graduate who couldn't undertake and complete a higher education, how much money is Steve Jobs asking for this time?



    Whose not in touch with reality?









    Before one posts this kind of hearsay maybe you should post some links to the facts. Btw, there's a lot of people in the computer, music, movie industries, etc. where one could say most of them are grossly overpaid too. That is the facts!!
  • Reply 25 of 80
    visualzonevisualzone Posts: 298member
    ouragan, maybe you should read a little more about Steve Jobs before you spout off some more inaccuracies:



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs
  • Reply 26 of 80
    irelandireland Posts: 17,798member
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    Originally Posted by Slewis View Post


    The thing is, you might be right about why it's odd, I just don't know why you're saying it's odd, but shh anyway.



    Sebastian



    Just doesn't seem a like straight up report. Seems oddly biased towards Steve. And shh? No.
  • Reply 27 of 80
    aplnubaplnub Posts: 2,605member
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    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    Just doesn't seem a like straight up report. Seems oddly biased towards Steve. And shh? No.



    I thought it favored SJ in a pissy mood myself from the point of view that he has hit the big time and doesn't want to be bothered with little details like iPhone's in China and why a teenager is asking about the MBA.
  • Reply 28 of 80
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    The second proposal sought to set up a new corporate accountability group to monitor and respond to global issues, but investors did not approve of the measure.





    In a way it's a shame this proposal was not approved. However, I have to admit the way Apple packages its products seem to use a minimum of materials, especially those most obviously detrimental to the environment (e.g. styrofoam).



    I've also noted on eBay, those who keep all of their packing materials, find it easier to sell their lovingly used Apple products than without.



    It can be very difficult for computer manufacturers to control what goes in to their products as so many of the components are made by other companies (e.g. Intel chipsets and CPUs). So, it's not just Apple but other component developers who all need to work together to reduce toxic materials use.



    Still, Apple needs to continue reducing toxic material use because the company continues to be viewed as an adjunct to environmental and fair-trade initiatives.



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  • Reply 29 of 80
    kb9uwukb9uwu Posts: 24member
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    600 Mhz?



    wouldn't a tone be 60hz, 600hz, or 6000hz?
  • Reply 30 of 80
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    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    Johnson noted that Apple is moving into new markets further away from the larger population centers, and the company's ability to sell products and deliver a great retail experience are enabling growth potential. Johnson also noted that Apple is looking at retail locations in Idaho, Wyoming, and other more sparsely populated states to identify suitable locations.



    I can envision Apple taking on a kiosk concept like Dell, but certain services like Concierge and Genius Bar would have to be addressed in some other ways.



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  • Reply 31 of 80
    Two of today's five headlines contain versions of the word "probe."



    Do you guys not have a thesaurus, or are you obsessed with invasive diagnostic procedures?

  • Reply 32 of 80
    ipeonipeon Posts: 1,122member
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    Originally Posted by ouragan View Post


    Now, for a high school graduate who couldn't undertake and complete a higher education, how much money is Steve Jobs asking for this time?



    Define education. Nope, that's not it.
  • Reply 33 of 80
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,839member
    Can anyone explain why Mr. Quicken is still on the Board of Directors?

    Shouldn't Apple's board members show at least a passing interest in the Mac platform?
  • Reply 34 of 80
    retiariusretiarius Posts: 142member
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Could you clarify this "pay for play" comment?



    oops, meant "say on pay".

    other points have now been noted in prince's rewrite.
  • Reply 35 of 80
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,503member
    Quote:

    Jobs noted that there will be more .Mac applications released later in the year, and again noted that the iPhone SDK would enable third parties to address the subject of iPhone blogging "if Apple does not address it." Jobs then recommended that he learn Cocoa and write an iPhone blogger app himself.



    Nice to see he's making it abundantly clear at the shareholder's meeting.
  • Reply 36 of 80
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,560member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ouragan View Post


    Apparently, Mr. Jobs still considers himself to be underpaid with illegally backdated stock options worth close to $1 billion. Now, for a high school graduate who couldn't undertake and complete a higher education, how much money is Steve Jobs asking for this time?



    Whose not in touch with reality?









    It would be nice if you got the facts right.
  • Reply 37 of 80
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,560member
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    Originally Posted by Frank777 View Post


    Can anyone explain why Mr. Quicken is still on the Board of Directors?



    Because his experience and insight are helpful.



    Shouldn't Apple's board members show at least a passing interest in the Mac platform?[/QUOTE]



    No, not really. His legal concern is to his own company. He can't develop products for Apple if he thinks that won't be good for his own company.
  • Reply 38 of 80
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,560member
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    Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post


    Nice to see he's making it abundantly clear at the shareholder's meeting.



    One good thing from that exchange is that he's telling us that such an app will be possible on the iPhone.
  • Reply 39 of 80
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,503member
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    Originally Posted by melgross View Post


    One good thing from that exchange is that he's telling us that such an app will be possible on the iPhone.



    Guaranteed. Just start writing Cocoa Services that you extend to work with your Cocoa embedded iPhone application.
  • Reply 40 of 80
    mdriftmeyermdriftmeyer Posts: 7,503member
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    Originally Posted by Frank777 View Post


    Can anyone explain why Mr. Quicken is still on the Board of Directors?

    Shouldn't Apple's board members show at least a passing interest in the Mac platform?



    How about the fact that Quicken, TurboTax and QuickBooks are being rewritten in Cocoa for an example?
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