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vision33r said:When you see the amount of money spent here then I know one thing is that iPhones are just overpriced
Amazing how much mindshare Apple had back in the day. I remember going to my sister's graduation at Stanford in 83. After, I drove to LA, but on my way, I stopped in front of Apple HQ in Cupertino to take pictures. That was all before the Mac.
Didn't get my first Mac, until the SE in summer of 87. Lugged it all over the world, stuffed under airplane seats and in the overhead bin. That universal power supply was surprisingly robust, as the power was quite variable, making the startup chime sound funny. I still have that Mac in the basement.
SSD1400 said:AI states, "In one decade, the two had managed to steal over $2.3 million in retail value, which cost the university more than $4 million in total." If the retail value is $2.3 million, then how/why did this cost the university $1.7 million more than the laptops were worth? I thought only the military was stupid enough to pay $10,000 for a toilet seat cover.
And what about tax policy? One of Hillary's economic advisors, Joe Stiglitz said "Here we have the largest corporation in capitalization not only in America, but in the world, bigger than GM was at its peak, and claiming that most of its profits originate from about a few hundred people working in Ireland — that’s a fraud ... Our current tax system encourages companies to keep their money abroad, opens up a vast loophole through what is called the transfer-pricing system that allows them not only to keep their money abroad but, effectively, to escape taxation." He seems to say that Apple is transferring US income to Ireland, which has never been shown to be the case, rather EU income has been transferred to Ireland. Are we sure we can trust the Clintons?
In the past, standard shipping means you still got your iPhone on launch day, but not this year. This year, my 7+ jet-black comes on Monday. I'm a bit bummed. Totally expected them to deliver it today.