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  • Apple Should Rehire Ron Johnson For Its Own Good [View article]
    Apple is a well oil-machine run by sweat shop labor. They don't make things they design things. They buy $4 sweatshop ipads, and sell them to gullible trendies. The competition is really starting to affect Apple, and it is reflecting in their stock value.
    Apr 15, 2013. 02:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Mighty Apple Really Falling? [View article]
    My prediction is Apple has a long fall from their tree, and Blackberry reclaims their thrown. This is why I think this. First, more people have become more aware of the Foxconn controversy, and most of Apple's customer base are liberal and socially/environmentally conscious. Second, iPhones have Samsung processors, and Apple made the mistake of suing Samsung. Apple is so heavily vested in Chinese manufacturing that they would be starting over if they changed their ways. As for RIMM, their Blackberry Z10 is manufactured in Mexico, and has a Snapdragon s4 plus 1.5ghz dual-core processor made by Qualcomm a San Diego base company.

    Another "con" for apple is their design of the iPhone. For one, you cannot access the battery without operating on it. In fact, Apple will charge you $86 with upto a three day waiting period to replace it. "According to ifixit, the BlackBerry Z10 earned a high score (in repair-ability) for the following reasons: The battery can be replaced without tools, the motherboard and display can be removed easily, and standard screws are used to put the Z10 together. The iPhone 5, on the other hand, uses uncommon screws, and many of the phone's components are either soldered together or are combined into one piece, making repair much more expensive." Apple is infamous when it comes to hands off technology, and now they don't even trust you enough to touch the battery!
    Mar 27, 2013. 01:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Mighty Apple Really Falling? [View article]
    I think that Steve Jobs was more worried about his health than the health of Apple. If Apple crumbled then it will show that Mr. Jobs "was" Apple. It's a little funny how the floodgates of controversy over manufacturing practices opened up once he passed away. No one ever questioned where or how Apple products are made. It's as if a curtain was lifted, and their customer base who are mostly liberal, and socially and environmentally conscious are now realizing they have been fooled by a well planned marketing strategy. After the Nightline report on the Foxconn factory. ...and this report was in the hands of a majority share holder (ABC/Disney), imagine an unbiased report? They might talk about how many shifts they work in a row, or their average wage, or more about their living conditions. When it costs $4 to manufacture a iPod in China, and they sell them for $299. you know where the money is going.
    Mar 25, 2013. 08:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Mighty Apple Really Falling? [View article]
    I would hate to disillusion you from the Apple oasis, but there are a few fact you must know before you start taking sides. First the heart of the iPhone is made up of a Samsung S5L8900 RISC 32-bit SoC chip, and the iPhone is designed and manufactured by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn, is a Taiwanese multinational electronics contract manufacturing company headquartered in Tucheng, New Taipei, Taiwan. Which is known to run sweat shops, including the iPad sweat shop. So when you throw up a wall to the "Samsung pirates" you are essentially doing the same for Apple, since they are technically a Samsung in disguise, and no more or less ethically manufactured.
    Mar 24, 2013. 03:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Mighty Apple Really Falling? [View article]
    Maybe Apple need to squash the sweatshop image, and start manufacturing of their new products in America. If they cannot build the small iPod watch in America and turn over a profit, then I wouldn't label them as great innovators.
    Mar 23, 2013. 10:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Rose On Samsung's Big Day [View article]
    I was talking about the computers, for the problems, and I was talking about the rationing of features for the other crap. Not to say that there aren't quite a few defective models out there. I own the first gen touch, and it has no speaker or camera. It's only useful to me if I plug it into my aux jack in my car. I also own a SanDisk Sansa player that is much older, and it has the same amount of memory, and a micro sd port. I use that for my car instead. What Windows products have you owned? Microsoft is kind of new outside of the OS world. I personally haven't had any problems with their operating systems. Honestly, anything electronics related can have it's bugs, my gripe is how Apple charges 4 time more for less. It was this reason, and my continued experience with defective products that made me switch to PC's.
    Mar 22, 2013. 01:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Rose On Samsung's Big Day [View article]
    Some people like the latest and greatest, and have the funds to throw away. The biggest thing that bugs me with Apple is they release the first model with limited features knowing the new features are important, and will motivate an upgrade. They are the epitome of a throw away society. Instead of releasing a model that will last they ration out the features to stimulate sales, but lately people have become wise towards their tactics, and are getting upset knowing they bought into something with a life expectancy of a house fly.
    Mar 20, 2013. 11:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Rose On Samsung's Big Day [View article]
    Mac are nice looking computers, but they will never compete with PC prices. There has been reports on TV revealing the iPad is made in a sweat-shop, and same probably holds true for their computers too, so why are we spending so much money for less performance, and supporting the unfair treatment of foreign laborers?..never mind Apple's disrespect towards their previous customers. Try upgrading a Mac, you'll need a lot of patience. They would rather you throw it out, and buy a new one then extend it's life. I wanted to switch out the hard drive in my iBook, and I found the instructions online, that detailed the step by step process, you wouldn't believe how hard it is to get to the hard drive. Actually, you want a good laugh, check out this tutorial!
    Mar 20, 2013. 12:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Rose On Samsung's Big Day [View article]
    My first Mac that I owned was an iMac that I bought around 1998, and the first Apple store opened in 2001. I took my turquoise blue iMac to where I bought it, which was an authorized seller, and repair store. They diagnosed it, and told me that the videocard was fried, which was attached to the motherboard, and I also needed a new hard drive because it was clicking. Since it was passed the 1 year warranty, it would have been cheaper to buy a new computer. I gave them a second chance and bought an iBook, and it just so happened to be the one that had the power surge problem, and had a recall on the power cord. By the time I was informed of this issue, my computer's battery was already trashed, and another hard drive down. I took my iBook to the Mac store in King of Prussia mall, and they would fix it for free but I needed to buy the parts from their store, and there was no guarantee that after they replaced the hard dive and the battery that their wasn't other things wrong with it due to overheating. It was on a black friday that there was an Acer computer at circuit city for $255 with a monitor, more ram, HD, a GeForce Radion video card, and dual processors! It lasted me 5 years problem-free, and then I decided to upgrade it. Now I have a Lenovo with a core i3 processor, 6gb ram, and 640gb HD, for $499! Apple refuses to compete with that. I can buy 4 PC for the price of 1 Mac. So I can upgrade 4 times without passing the cost of 1 Mac. Macs are built for those without a budget, which is a small percentage of America, especially in today's economy. They are also built for those who know nothing about computers. One common misconception is that Mac owners believe that Mac do not get viruses, UNTRUE. They get them, but they do not affect your applications because of their Linux based partitioning. Instead you download viruses and never know it, because your Mac doesn't have virus protection. When you Mac gets extremely slow, and you don't know why, it could be due to viruses eating at your hardware. Overclocking your processors, and you will never know until it's too late.
    Mar 18, 2013. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Rose On Samsung's Big Day [View article]
    First, enough with the insults. I guess I hit a very close nerve, but your analysis of my comments are completely off. My first Mac was an iMac, and the videocard fried, and it was fused to the motherboard, so the computer was totaled. I have worked with Macs since 1993, so I have worked with Macs as long as you have. PC's can do everything you claim Macs are used "for very specific reasons." Why would you need a $2,000 computer for art, music, or video? Really? You need strong dual or better processors for 3D modeling, so you unknowingly favored PC in you analysis. My video card fried in my iMac, two hard drives crash, and two laptop batteries last less than a year. My brother also invested in a $12,000 dual monitor G5 editing station, and in less than a year Mac transitioned into intel processors and made his expensive investment obsolete. He is unable to upgrade his final cut pro because all future versions are not compatible with G5 processors. If you worked with Mac you would have known this, but I guess since you paid a ridiculous amount of money for a music player, you probably didn't personally have any problems. Try using it as a professional, and you might see them in a different light.
    Mar 18, 2013. 02:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Rose On Samsung's Big Day [View article]
    The problem with Apple is that they sell computers that are less powerful, and usually $1,500 more than a blazing fast PC that sells for $499. I used to own a Mac, but after two went bad on me and finding out they couldn't be fixed because everything is fused together...I am now a PC. I could easily buy 4 or more PC's for the price of 1 Mac, and every one of those PC's would have more ram and HD space. Mac is only banking on their OS, and I am not willing to spend $1,500 more for software. No longer can consumers use the excuse that Mac's are more user friendly, because if someone cannot figure out how to operate a PC, then their probably dumb enough to pay 4 times more for a Mac.
    Mar 17, 2013. 12:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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