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  • High-profile resignations put Twitter at risk of giant FTC fines

    The amount of press coverage that one billionaire gets on a daily basis is sickening, and he cannot take all the blame for it either.  Some of it was interesting for a while, but now the incessant reporting has crossed a line.  The news media sadly focuses in whatever is perceived to be a hot button issue at any given time.  No wonder the US is so polarized politically.  The media, claiming to be unbiased, feeds both sides and then reports on the conflicts the media has induced!

    The best thing the news media can do for the average citizen is to just stop reporting about Twitter and Musk for a while.  Tesla and SpaceX news as well.  No, we readers of the daily news really don't need to know.  The world will keep spinning, and life will go on.  People will be happier as a result.  Let Musk sort things out without all the scrutiny, and instead just tell us about far more interesting and less provocative "product" news and "breakthroughs" from the world of tech.
  • Apple hires Facebook exec to lead its information systems department

    The previous comments seem to be ignorant of the fact that employees of a company are not the same as the company they work for.  There are some talented people in tech who do move around to various tech firms.  Good for them.  As to whether FaceBook experience can help Apple, who knows.  But I highly doubt it's going to suddenly transform Apple into a Mark Zuckerberg creation.
  • Apple & Amazon sued over illegal price fixing collusion

    Prior to an agreement made between Apple and Amazon in 2018, Apple products were only available via third-party marketplaces. The prices were sometimes lower than retail, but products were not always in perfect condition.
    That one line is all we need to know.  Not in perfect condition from a non-authorized reseller?  And the stupid lawsuit filer wants that back?  Idiots.

    You get deals all the time on Amazon today.  To suggest one could get significantly lower pricing also suggests significantly lower quality too.  People who buy Apple products don't want that.  We who buy Apple tend to pay more for something because we expect more.

    What I want on Amazon, as a consumer, is confidence in whom I'm purchasing from. That has always been an issue on Amazon from lesser brands.  For example, if you look at the seller, it may say "Apple" or "Sony" or another brand, but you couldn't always guarantee it would be from them, actually being sold by a third party instead.  

    I don't care about pricing as much as I care about the truthfulness of that seller name.  If it says Apple, I expect the item to be sold and shipped by Apple or an authorized reseller of Apple, or shipped from Amazon warehouse inventory which has been stocked by Apple or an authorized reseller.  I don't want to see a label of "Apple" that ultimately sells by a no-name third party because for all I know that could be a refurbished or open-box item rather than brand new.

    Here in Japan, my employer has long had this issue.  We sell on Amazon, and our company name appears on the products, but what ultimately gets sold is are our products sold to Amazon by the lowest bidder.  Sometimes that is one of our dealers, but sometimes not.  I've long thought that to be a very odd way of doing things, so I am actually glad Apple was able to negotiate around that crazy method of selling, for the good of consumers.

    Stupid lawsuit filers forget that "you get what you pay for."
  • Apple to begin mass production on AR & VR headset in early 2023

    bad timing, people's pockets are tight these days...
    Spot on!  

    But even if pockets were loaded, to whom does such a device really appeal?  I don't see it appealing to me, unlike most other Apple products.

    Don't get me wrong.  I want Apple to try new things. I just need to be shown why I need this. :smile: 
  • Apple stocks rising fast as other Big Tech firms fall hard

    lkrupp said:
    Gotta stick that negative narrative in. Long way to recovery, doomed.
    "Negative narrative"?  Makes me absolutely sick that the most negative comments come from folks like yourself.

    I've not read the word "doomed" used, except by Extremist Fan Boys who defend nothing but the status quo of things and who do nothing to drive humanity forward. 

    While I've been a genuine fan since my Macintosh 128K in 1984, owning Macs exclusively since then, never once in my life ever owing a single Windoze PC, I still know when to present indisputable facts when the occasion arises, without harboring any ill will toward Apple or my fellow Mac lovers.  And then somebody like you comes along and reads only the negative in an otherwise hopeful post like mine.  It's a fact AAPL has a long way to go, but I want it to go that way -- which is up, up, up, not down, down, down.


    Your crazy remark triggered me enough to spill my guts further, so here it goes...

    I feel no need to WORSHIP what Extremist Fan Boys say I ought to worship.  I still chuckle at the extremists who told me in this very forum that the SD card slot was never coming back and the butterfly keyboard was here to say.  Poppycock!  I was one of the true Apple fans who had the guts to write Apple feedback frequently telling them to make their bad stuff better.  Guess what.  Apple did.  Because of me alone?  Ha.  No, because I am not alone in writing Apple feedback.  I believe in action, not just silly forum talk that does nothing.

    There are true Apple fans out there who love Apple enough to chastise Apple when it needs it, and those true fans aren't the one's going around using the word "Doomed" or getting ridiculously bent out of shape when someone like myself merely Googles "AAPL" and shows a graph that isn't negative but is instead a living and breathing REALITY.  Goodness knows that my shares of AAPL, which I have owned since 1999 and never sold even a single share, could use a boost.  So I have a vested interest in seeing it rise back to what it was in January.  That is why I posted what I did, for crying out loud.  It was nothing negative at all.

    To think I was chastised for posting what APPL was a few months ago shows some folks in this forum really DON'T GET IT at all.  I strongly suggest you folks take a break from this forum until you can start loving your fellow man, and start assuming the best in people, not the worst.  And yes, I still have some level of respect for even the nuts who were brash enough to tell me the SD card was never coming back and the butterfly keyboard was here to say.  Why?  Because even though those guys were flat out wrong, we're all still Apple product fans, and I respect you folks more than Android and Windoze folks who hate our preferred platform and think we all are nuts for not joining them.

    Have a nice day. Go AAPL!