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  • Maxed-out Apple Silicon Mac Pro costs 1/4 what a maxed Intel one did

    darkvader said:
    Less RAM, no GPU upgrades.

    NOT impressed.  Honestly not even sure why Apple bothered.
    Were you in the market for a new Pro or are you being your typical negative nelly self and just posting shit like always?
    Why do people take this so personally? Unless you are a shareholder who gives a hoot what you think? You have no skin in the game. If you don't like the upgrade don't buy it. My wife's Forester has no OEM engine upgrade and no OEM storage upgrade. I mean I have to buy a space case if I want to haul around more stuff. I am not sure why Subaru even bothers and I am not impressed. 

    Only people with no self-worth pin their existence on what another company sells. Buy what you like and don't worry about if it's the "BEST" or "CHEAPER" than Apple. You know I can buy a C8 for less money than a Bugatti!
  • Inside Apple's Singapore Marina Bay Sands retail store

    Japhey said:
    JP234 said:
    JP234 said:
    Insanely great. But what did this cost me, as an Apple shareholder? Betting my dividends would be higher if Apple spent a teeeeeny bit less on these eclectic and expensive stores that are popping up. Apple customers don't need a "floating dome" to shop for Apple goods and services. A mall store is just fine for me.

    Comments like this remind me of why our world is so messed up. Humans are selfish, and not out of survival like the rest of nature.

    So how is Apple's hard work at padding your pockets bringing value into your life? Do you drive an expensive car or a junker, just to be practical? Do you own a large screen TV or just read a book at night?

    It goes both ways. Apple's investment in the "Apple experience" is why sales remain strong.
    Actually, my wife and I drive Volvos. A 2013 S60 and a 2022 XC40, both Platinum trim, paid for in cash. Between our Apple, Microsoft, two utility and 5 oil company stocks, the dividends throw off enough cash to buy a new one (about $45-$50K each) every two years. My 2013 has only 28,000 garage kept miles on it, so I'm keeping it, even though I'd like a new one. Maybe if Apple paid me a special dividend or raised the dividend, I'd get a new 2023, even though my '13 is near mint. But I'm a lifelong gearhead, so cars are near the top of my spending priorities.

    Our TV is only 43." And I read lots of books, too, mostly from the library. We have no debt; not cars, not mortgage, not credit card.

    To put it in terms no millennial will ever understand, but every Boomer will, "You can't spend or borrow your way to prosperity."
    To put it in terms that YOU will never understand, every single word of this post is cringe. 

    What’s cring is people competing to be more wholly than thou are? Who are any of you to criticize this person for their opinion as he can spend his money on what he wants to spend it on and you have no say. Apple has Millions of shareholders they all have different perspectives, and none of them is more important than the next. He is no more greedy than you are. Stop being so pc and trying to outdo each other with who is more holy. I’m sure you do everything with everyone else in mind every day. Never thinking of yourself. Ridiculous! Also, Apple is not a charity and was created by greedy people. No one is innocent…

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  • NLRB certifies union election win for Apple Towson Town Center employees

    I find it interesting that people who have never worked for Apple even comment on this? You have no idea what it is or was like and I can tell you from first-hand experience that it has not always been a positive one. Instead of blaming people for wanting a better work environment, why do they want to organize in the first place? Apple can and should be THE best place to work not any other way. Their products are second to none and the workplace for everyone should be the same. It is that simple and in the end, it would benefit them greatly to do so. Blame management, not the workers like they are greedy children who don't have any work ethic or pride in their job. 
  • Apple hourly workers feel helpless under punishing pressure & mistreatment

    Lots of hate here coming from people who haven't done the job? Also as a former retail employee I can confirm for sure that it did and does suck big time. Working retail is not easy and most here putting down Apple employee couldn't do the job or even get this job as terrible as it can be (who would want it). Managers due suck big time and the worse thing is Apple tries to push the cool aid big time. Lots of people drink it but I wish they would just be honest with people. That's the thing that really makes this bad is the promise is not reality. This is the real problem... working at a fast food place most people don't think its a good job with fair pay and fair treatment. Working for Apple they like to mask the reality and it pisses people off when they don't get the prize. Its all smoke and mirrors...

    Please appreciate your retail and support employees as most of them are working above their pay grade. They try to make the best of the situation and work hard for all the Apple fans.

    However Apple does have great benefits and for the old timers like me who were smart left working at the mall with over a million in stock. Stock purchase plan was insane and buying shares for $1.10 adds up quick. Splits and more splits and constant share price increase is amazing. IMO you will see Apple at $400 a share in 5 years or less with no split. Big thing are coming and it's not going to stop for awhile. My advise is buy as many shares and you can and max out your 401K like I did. You still have a chance to get to the millionaire+ mall club!
  • Apple's new iPad mini 6 might have a scrolling glitch

    I stopped by an Apple Store and tested it out on eight minis that were on display and all of them have the wobble. I did have a genius appointment set up to address the issue but I knew after seeing that that it was nothing they could fix. Obviously no way to know if it’s a hardware or a software issue. Thinking about potentially returning the mini but I would say that they all have it. So to check you can go to photos and go to the vertical orientation and move it back-and-forth and you should see the wobble or a bowing effect. Now if you’re not looking for it you might not notice but it is there. So again in my opinion all minis have the wobble unless Apple uses different screens from different manufacturers.

    I work in the visual fields so it’s real obvious to me. I also called APPLE to let them know about it. It will be interesting to see if anything is done. Hopefully a software issue. I also have three other minis going back many generations and none of them displayed this visual anomaly.