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I visited IKEA, after a giving them a miss for about 7 years, and walked away with a bedroom wardrobe. I forgot just what low quality crap they flog. I nearly carted the POS out to the back lawn and annihilated it with a chain saw. Apple and their products don't even come into the equation ... it will be 700 years before I give IKEA my custom again.
bestkeptsecret said:nunzy said:Canon and Nikon might as well close ttheir doors after this. Who needs them? The pros will just use iPhone if they want the best available cameras.
racerhomie3 said:nunzy said:Canon and Nikon might as well close ttheir doors after this. Who needs them? The pros will just use iPhone if they want the best available cameras.
jorgie said:Headlines like this are why people call Apple a cult...
1. Steve was at the helm, but thousands of hard-working creative people at Apple were responsible for the creation and roll out of the Apple Stores. Steve announced it, he even *helped* shape it, but to pretend he did it in a vacuum is an insult to all the people that worked their asses off to make it happen.
2. Not only did Apple not change the *face of retail*, they didn't even come up with a new idea. It is called a "boutique" and it was the norm across many different retail markets from perfume to high-end cars. Apple was the not even the first to apply it to computers. They did it really well, but it was not a new idea.
You know, you can praise the things you like that Apple has done without using hyperbole every time.
Edit.. I stand corrected, Apple was not the first to apply it to computers. Macxpress brought up "Gateway Country Stores". Apple certainly did it better, and Gateway's lower margins just could not support an upscale shopping experience.
Steve Jobs changed the face of Apple's retail operations on May 15, 2001Your computer is just being mischievous.
Have a tissue ...
sflocal said:I would never employ any management-level person from Nokia.
dewme said:Bringing up the Apple vs Microsoft thing as if it still matters is lost on me. I’ve never bought a Mac because I was trying to stick it to Microsoft. Or vice versa. I buy Macs because I like the OS X user experience and upkeep model much more than I like Windows 10. Mac OS is cleaner and has far less claptrap than Windows 10. But Windows 10 is inoffensive and I use it for some specific apps. No big deal. I also use Linux. No big deal. For me it’s never been a zero sum game or holy war. Windows paid the bills for me and provided me with sufficient discretionary income to fuel my Apple passion. It’s all good.
hexclock said:Just got a look at Huawei’s AirPod ripoffs. F them and F China. They can keep that lady locked up forever as far as I am concerned.
Flytrap said:SpamSandwich said:Kick China out of the WTO now.
Chinese companies encouraging employees to Buy Huawei products instead of a rival’s products is no different from American companies encouraging their employees to boycott Apple products and buy rival Android products - as Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is reported to have done, recently.
Has Apple officially discontinued the iPad mini ? I bought one and it is great on the train commute to work and holding up in bed watching movies doesn't tire the arms. If an iPad mini Pro (works with Apple pencil) came out then I would probably update.