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Inside Apple's Singapore Marina Bay Sands retail storeInsanely 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.
Inside Apple's Singapore Marina Bay Sands retail storecoolfactor 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.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."
Boomers literaly spend all the country's resources they were given and borrowred against the future of the country and of their children!
Compared: New AirPods Pro versus original AirPods ProBimBamBom said:But do they have a better microphone? I own the AirPods Pro and their mics are so terrible, people who are on on the phone with you get insane when I use them, I stopped using them for calling. That's not Ok for a product at this price.
Apple has never been against advertising -- it's against invasive data collectionWell, Apple might never have been "against advertising" but most of us Apple users have always been - not just about better privacy but also seeing less or no ads. That should go along with paying a premium for a premium product. A cheapo company can nickel and dime their customers all they want, a premium brand shouldn't. These articles look like paid "damage control" and preparing the sucker buyers for the eventual landing of even more BS advertising on Apple platforms...
Apple has never been against advertising -- it's against invasive data collectionpaxman said:I always have to laugh when people rage against advertising.
By professional and amateur reviews, trade outlets, trade shows, online/offline listings, word of mouth, by visiting a shop or an online store, by checking manufacturer websites, and dozens of other ways. The main differen e would be that we wouldn't be bombarded with BS ads, we wouldn't be conditioned to buy BS we don't need, we wouldn't have business that rely on advertising to oversell their products due to "brand name", we wouldn't have services were "we are the product", and we would enjoy better privacy, and we'd even pay less as we wouldn't have to bear the advertising costs on top of the construction and profit margin...If nobody advertised their goods how would you know what your options were [?]