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eriamjh said:My AirPods are dying. Daily use for 2 years has rendered them to get 1hr of music and 30m of phone calls. Resets, forgetting, re-pairing, etc. all no effect.
I need new ones and won’t buy with a new design on the horizon.
laoban00 said:Joe Arredondo said:At least the Chinesse realize they dont have what is required to create such amazing products and they are trying to learn how to make it... is bad but you have to learn somewere.... Apple need to protect better its investments
IMO, there is nothing compelling about a flip phone. What problem is being solved? The Fold is a hideous and over priced device. The form and function makes very little sense.I can see an argument for a foldable iPad/tablet. A bigger form factor that can be made compact when on the go. iPad OS being optimized to take advantage of this type of device would likely be better given Android wont even try to optimize for a foldable unit.
Moving parts and joints = warranty nightmare.
Apple will no doubt enter the foldable space at some point but time will tell what differentiates an Apple foldable from the competition. Again, Foldable for the sake of foldable makes no sense.
photoeditor said:Some of these things are value-engineering, but the non-laminated display in my view is a bad mistake by Apple, heavily affecting the ergonomics with pencil, touch and even viewing for not much benefit in profit. There was a time when 10 or 15 percent profit margins were regarded as exceptional and when Apple is trying to push things north of 50 with certain items they're really pushing their luck. When you consider what they're going up against in the education market it's kind of short-sighted.
d_2 said:As someone that follows Disney pretty closely, including a number of the hardcore fans discussion boards, I can summarize that the overall fan opinion of the parks has been trending negative for many months. A quick check of said boards is showing many of these fans in panic, as Chapek’s been the number one owner of the parks’ numerous issues.
As for Iger, he grew Disney into Its true value. $50b to as high as $250b market cap under his leadership.
lewchenko said:They are still delusional to think it will be back at 236 within a year I think.
and I would disagree that the post above that the markets are usually down this time of year. Quieter and flatter perhaps , but not down as much as they are. That’s due to exceptional circumstances this year and in apples case a series of bad news to go on top.
I got lucky and sold everything I had at 227 (main reason for selling was the sky high prices they were now charging.. smelled fishy)
Key question is whether to get back in yet. Gut says it’s gonna go lower (150 easily) before it slowly recovers back to 200 by mid next year.
But it I do agree with the analysts that apple has a problem. And cranking up the prices is not going to work in the long run of unit sales keep falling (which they will at the prices they are now charging) . All stocks are priced for future profit, hence why it’s falling. Hiding the unit sales after years of showing them also says you have something to hide.