Steve Jobs taking leave from Apple due to complex health issues

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  • Reply 201 of 241
    adjeiadjei Posts: 738member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by g3pro View Post


    I believe that you are the user interviewed by the Onion, who said:



    "If it's shiny and made by Apple, I'll buy it."



    The fanatics in this thread who practically proclaim that they would lay down their lives for Steve Jobs and the incredible fanboishness of defending Apple at all costs really turn off other users from Apple.



    So because we are concerned about a man's well being as decent human beings makes us fanboys and fanatics, well call me a fanboy then.
  • Reply 202 of 241
    adjeiadjei Posts: 738member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dueces View Post


    ...





    Hey genius Apple is the only company out there that doesn't listen to customers, big old evil Apple.
  • Reply 203 of 241
    adjeiadjei Posts: 738member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr Underhill View Post


    There's a lot of insensitive comments being allowed here by a few internet tough guys. I wonder would you say some of these comments to his face or family?



    If ever there was a time to start looking a little closer at memberships then this is it.



    Get well soon Steve!!



    This is what the internet has done, it has given a bunch of wimps a place to vent their frustration and anger out, they couldn't possibly do this in real life and they don't even have the audacity to do that but I guess that's the world we live in.
  • Reply 204 of 241
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Let's just say I have delivered an iMac 24" to the Deputy Prime Minister's house in a South East Asian country where I've been residing for a few years. Met his wife and kids, set up the iMac 24" in his study room. He himself was at an official function at the time I went to the residence.



    The Ruling Elite are more interested in iPhones (no doubt), but more the latest Nokias and LouisV. bags.



    It is the upper side of the middle class in the developing world (I'll speak for Asia, at least) where when they're looking at a slightly more featured cheapo Dell vs. a MacBook, a lot of people in the past few years have been choosing the MacBook.



    The iPhone 3G may be 2 month's salary in many countries but you betcha people will save hard for it.



    The percentage of people that can reasonably afford a Mac may be low, but remember how large a population there is in Asia.



    Let's say in Asia, working adults between 20 to 45 years old, if your Acer laptop has crapped out on you for the 3rd time running and you feel like smashing it, you wouldn't mind considering the 25% more expensive (by price, not by value) Mac laptop if you have a better computing experience.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gastroboy View Post


    How wrong can you get!



    Have you been anywhere in the "developing world"? Apple is practically non-existent and basically ignores the occupants. They don't have the readies, simple as that.



    People buy what they can afford and have serviced and in these countries it is cheap clones.



    Louis Vuitton has done an equally great job on the 3rd world (…Ruling Elite).



    If it weren't for the rest of the post I'd think you were taking a massive rise out of us.



  • Reply 205 of 241
    So another CEO lied to the public and his company's shareholders. Anyone surprised? Massive ego meets Wall Street. I hope Apple gets taken to the cleaners in court and their stock price plummets permanently.
  • Reply 206 of 241
    I wish you a speedy recovery Steve. Turn off the media and get some rest. Apple is in a great position to continue forward in your absence. So kick back with your family, download some funny tv shows on iTunes, load em up on your Apple TV which is probably plugged into a pretty cool TV! Have your self some well deserved rest!



    -Very Happy Apple Customer going on 20 years
  • Reply 207 of 241
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    Lawsuits that will get thrown out of court. An individual's medical records and status aren't usurped by the needs of stockholders. I think it's absurd for someone to even think they have a right to know about the health of another. Anyone that has operated under the auspices of HIPPA compliance knows that better.





    The fact is he lied. We'll see where it goes. In any case Apple will be distracted from what you and the fanboys want to see. PRODUCTS.
  • Reply 208 of 241
    nvidia2008nvidia2008 Posts: 9,262member
    Bloomberg is reporting "Steve Jobs May Have Pancreas Removed After Cancer "
  • Reply 209 of 241
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    See you in a June, Steve. Take care!
  • Reply 210 of 241
    rot'napplerot'napple Posts: 1,839member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dequardo View Post


    The fact is he lied. We'll see where it goes. In any case Apple will be distracted from what you and the fanboys want to see. PRODUCTS.



    You can prove that he lied as a fact?! Or was he just giving a summary of the information provided to him at the time by his physicians? Which they themselves can moderate, adjust or have to go back to the drawing board with a whole new approach as to what may be happening to ones health. Kind of like the guessing game they do on sick patients on the tv show "House" or if you need real life examples, watch "Mystery Diagnosis"!



    http://health.discovery.com/fansites...diagnosis.html
  • Reply 211 of 241
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nvidia2008 View Post


    Let's just say I have delivered an iMac 24" to the Deputy Prime Minister's house in a South East Asian country where I've been residing for a few years. Met his wife and kids, set up the iMac 24" in his study room. He himself was at an official function at the time I went to the residence.



    The Ruling Elite are more interested in iPhones (no doubt), but more the latest Nokias and LouisV. bags.



    It is the upper side of the middle class in the developing world (I'll speak for Asia, at least) where when they're looking at a slightly more featured cheapo Dell vs. a MacBook, a lot of people in the past few years have been choosing the MacBook.



    The iPhone 3G may be 2 month's salary in many countries but you betcha people will save hard for it.



    The percentage of people that can reasonably afford a Mac may be low, but remember how large a population there is in Asia.



    Let's say in Asia, working adults between 20 to 45 years old, if your Acer laptop has crapped out on you for the 3rd time running and you feel like smashing it, you wouldn't mind considering the 25% more expensive (by price, not by value) Mac laptop if you have a better computing experience.



    Let's say you have cracked wide open the market for Deputy PMs in SE Asian countries.



    Now for the other 3 billion Asians?
  • Reply 212 of 241
    hudson1hudson1 Posts: 800member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dequardo View Post


    The fact is he lied. We'll see where it goes. In any case Apple will be distracted from what you and the fanboys want to see. PRODUCTS.



    What has Jobs said that is a lie and how do you know that it is?
  • Reply 213 of 241
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    Lawsuits that will get thrown out of court. An individual's medical records and status aren't usurped by the needs of stockholders. I think it's absurd for someone to even think they have a right to know about the health of another. Anyone that has operated under the auspices of HIPPA compliance knows that better.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hudson1 View Post


    What has Jobs said that is a lie and how do you know that it is?





    Compare his last two public statements and get back to me. I suppose you thought Bill Clinton wasn't lying either.
  • Reply 214 of 241
    God bless you, Steve. I'm praying that He'll make you better.



    I also pray for the multitude of people who have committed, each in their own way, their money, their time, and their lives to the concepts, products, and culture that Steve and others at Apple developed, fostered, and brought into being. May we all, as we had hoped when we made those commitments, be the better for it.



    And thanks, Steve, for all the good you've done so far. May you come back soon and enjoy doing even more. Until you can, though, please let us know how you think we can improve what you've built and help it endure. In the meantime, though, we, like you, will continue to do the best we can.
  • Reply 215 of 241
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rot'nApple View Post


    You can prove that he lied as a fact?! Or was he just giving a summary of the information provided to him at the time by his physicians? Which they themselves can moderate, adjust or have to go back to the drawing board with a whole new approach as to what may be happening to ones health.



    Compare his last two public statements. You tell me? Are his doctors imcompetent?
  • Reply 216 of 241
    tony1tony1 Posts: 259member
    The best thing Apple could do right now or in the next week is release a couple new products (updates that is). This would boost consumer moral and possibly stockholder confidence.



    Hope Steve get's well soon, but Apple should have had a plan ready for his retirement or other.
  • Reply 217 of 241
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony1 View Post


    Hope Steve get's well soon, but Apple should have had a plan ready for his retirement or other.



    I wonder how that would have been broached within Apple?



    Saddam Hussein and Stalin used to ask for an honest opinion as to whether they should retire or step aside. Anyone foolish enough to say they should, was taken outside and shot.
  • Reply 218 of 241
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by g3pro View Post


    I believe that you are the user interviewed by the Onion, who said:



    "If it's shiny and made by Apple, I'll buy it."



    The fanatics in this thread who practically proclaim that they would lay down their lives for Steve Jobs and the incredible fanboishness of defending Apple at all costs really turn off other users from Apple.



    Your dismissive, know-it-all anti-fanboy stance notwithstanding, you are still a moron of epic proportions.



    Not a sinlge word of my post was anything other than a repitition of facts already established, it was far from fanboy blather and blind deviotion.



    Again, take your own life, you foul, unhappy, miserable fool.



    the world will be a better place for it.
  • Reply 219 of 241
    tony1tony1 Posts: 259member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by gastroboy View Post


    I wonder how that would have been broached within Apple?



    Saddam Hussein and Stalin used to ask for an honest opinion as to whether they should retire or step aside. Anyone foolish enough to say they should, was taken outside and shot.



    As much as SJ was/is dedicated to the success of Apple maybe he should have stepped up with a plan/successor. And there's more to Apple than just Mr Jobs, there's a board and it takes more than just him to oust another member for speaking their mind. I'm not saying he should have stepped aside, but just a plan for retirement. Even Gates knew this was a smart thing to do and I can't stand BG, but this is business.
  • Reply 220 of 241
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tony1 View Post


    As much as SJ was dedicated to the success of Apple maybe he should have stepped up with a plan/successor. And there's more to Apple than just Mr Jobs, there's a board and it takes more than just him to oust another member for speaking their mind. I'm not saying he should have stepped aside, but just a plan for retirement. Even Gates knew this was a smart thing to do and I can't stand BG, but this is business.



    Just reading a piece on Tim Cook in the SMH and he appears to be one sharp cookie, but his expertise is in production and inventory management. Apple really needs someone who can pick what should fill that inventory as important as it is to get the delivery right.



    Steve Jobs is obviously the inspiration man who could drive the designers to great ideas and keep them focused till completion. It doesn't sound like Tim Cook is that kind of leader.



    I wonder whether Steve's illness has lead to the drift in current models and software. I don't see anything new on the horizon and what is on the shelves is pretty ordinary. In the case of the aluminium iMacs not even that.
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