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oldcrook59 said:Jack Ma is lucky enough to retire. Look at other tycoons in China recently, many were either jailed, deceased, or bankrupt.
mark fearing said:I suppose the best outcome for them is to get bought by a larger tech company. I don't see how they grow a camera business at this point. Aren't they more or less servicing a niche? And that's fine, especially if they hadn't gone public. Going public isn't always the best avenue if you actually care about and want to grow a company. But if they were beholden to the VC types, then it's not a decision made for the good of the company or its customers. It's a bottomline decision. They want returns on their investments.
GeorgeBMac said:cropr said:lkrupp said:So, Apple can just send them a copy of their explanation and reasoning that was published weeks ago. What else are they supposed to provide? The crux of all these ‘investigations’ is to try and brand Apple with malicious, intentional planned obsolescence. How do they plan to prove that? Experts have already stated Apple’s solution is acceptable and only criticized Apple for not being more transparent about it. As for those asshats claiming they have the right to choose whether their phones just randomly shut down or whether to slow things down to prevent said shutdowns, what kind of “choice” is that? That kind of “choice” is stupid, just like the asshats who want to be able to install whatever kind of crap they want to and use it to justify jailbreaking.
Every customer with a a slow iPhone who bought a new iPhone but who was not given the option to replace the battery, was mislead by Apple. The fact that a lot of Apple Stores guided these customers to buy a new iPhone did not help to contradict the possible intentional character.
The throttling itself is not the issue, the secrecy about it is.
... Deal with it. Or, buy an Android... But go away with your conspiracy theories...
djkfisher said:Tim, I love all things Apple, but, MAPS, sucks. It just can't get it done. Go for the good stuff, drop this and partner with, Ugh, Google, who can get you there, and on time. Some things are just not worth the effort.. This is one, Tim
austriacus said:To add some facts to the general slamming of the so called extortion racket. Don't get me wrong - I love Apple products but they have been skirting their responsibilities for a long time like many other multi nationals. I don't like taxes either (I live in France....) but at a certain point we have to say its enough when corporations pay next to nothing for Billions in profits. Have a look at what happend in Ireland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Irish_arrangement
thewhitefalcon said:jume said:We are lucky for strong middle class and all the working-benefits in EU and most of that we have to thank to EU and I would like to keep that... So yes Apple you need to pay what you owe and please keep doing great products.