Apple earnings handily beat the Street again thanks to massive iPhone 4S sales
10. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
And then they spend it on suing people. LOL!
45. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@jog. Suing is only a small portion of Apple's spendings. But for you, that's of course the most noticeable one :)
15. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Wow!! i have absolutely no clue as to why a person would even consider a complicated....function wise.....simply....dumbness wise.....and basically make no sense platform that ios and mac altogether provide......i dont even no how to close screens on a mac computer...they have three dots.....absolutely no ease of use while working a mac product except for lets say an ipod....but even then
Android... man you can upgrade downgrade customize....de-customize....change functions.....build functions......and actually USE it as it is meant to be....put skins....change skins.....basically anything you want....and they haven't even unleashed the full potential of linux based customization.
Anyone that cares about their computer/pda puts it in a case so iphoney asthetics isn't so appealing all lock-up behind a case... and i never like the bulk of an iphone. not my taste. hurray for the con job...
the only thing i think that is remarkable would be the warranty but granted the price point of 650 for a 500 dollar product you are in essence paying for a 150 dollar warranty juxtaposed by plans calculated by engineering grade mathematicians they know exactly how they are linchin your pocket book.
24. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Wait a second...you just admitted your own ignorance as far as iOS and OSX goes and yet you still find a way to come to a determination about it...without learning it?
In a nutshell, the reason Apple is successful is because they don't cater to nerds who are in the minority as far as purchasing power goes. They make products that anyone can use. People who didn't understand Blackberry OS, Windows Mobile, and Palm felt more comfortable using iOS because it's clean and easy to use. People also don't have to fear about messing up their phone because Apple doesn't allow them to. It may suck for folks who like heavy customization, but for the consumer majority, it works just fine.
What's funny is that you say Macs are complicated function wise, but they are actually quite simple. In fact, Microsoft has borrowed a lot from OSX in making Windows 7, which got great reviews compared to Windows Vista. Maybe try to figure something out before developing an opinion of it.
35. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Load of garbage is what a mac is.....it will fall off just like it did in the 90s! peace
46. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@g2. And you will own a multi billion dollar company someday. Uhmmmmm, NOT, lol.
60. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
the question is do i want billion dollar company....also the second question is, that they got to rat chasing its own tail: will you own a billion dollar company??? lmao
29. ardent1 (Posts: 1862; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
The typical android camp arguments against the iPhone found on phonearena.com are: the form factor is dated, the screen is too small, the lack of memory 512Mb vs 1Gb for android, missing SD card slot for more storage, removable battery, anything samsung desperately uses in its commercials, etc, etc, etc.
At the end of the day, people want iphones -- they are happy with the form factor, the small 3.5" retina display, the 8 MP camera that is setting the new standard, the revoluntionary iOS 5.0, etc, etc, etc. and paying big bucks in the process. And still, the apple ifanatics continue to wait long lines for new product introductions.
And you will continue to see Samsung attacking Apple's dated features in tv ads. Samsunged really means Apple-envy.
36. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Mac suck all day every day for life... People will wake up really and i mean really soon! Giving it a year...
SUCK A##ness is what ios is retina is almost similar to my samsung exhibit 4G and it has a 512 ram smoov as buddda!! Revolutioinary....lmao steve jobs basically took what file sharing did for free and and started charging money for it...and called it itunes aka,.. crapola....lmfao....@iphone users....does it give you a false sense of class!....i wont always bash em they got a smoov os...but other than that....hmmm dont see any point.....they are pusshing a small computer as a phone....its not a phone it is in all actuality a computer and should act as ONE!
41. steev57 (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
"SUCK A##ness is what ios is retina is almost similar to my samsung exhibit 4G and it has a 512 ram smoov as buddda!!"
I really hope English isn't your first language.
55. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
You douchebags have got to get some better comebacks than is english your first language....lmfao and all the other words were what cryptic cyborgian or clingon like your a$$.
2. Birds (Posts: 848; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I would Troll because I hate Apple but this is still good news.
3. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 262; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
things i like about apple:
-their customer service
things i hate about apple:
-their "this is revolutionary" attitude
-their 7 hour long keynotes
-and most importantly, THEIR FANS!
bottom line, if apple weren't so cold hearted to everyone else, i would REALLY respect this report, but their suing and their annoying fans have tainted my likings
6. greathero1 (Posts: 398; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Well, on the fans part. There rabid fanboys are big douche bags just like the rabid Android ones. They are more or less the same.
11. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Strongly disagree.... That's two way different worlds. Sorry....
18. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
android fans are not fans with nothing but fervour....the functionality and customization allows them to realize that they have a computing device in their hand not a statement-in-hand....
someone that appreciates substance can qualify as more than a fan more of a avid user....someone that appreciates style would be more of a fan....ergo apple fanboys.
I would consider using an crab-pple if the ease of use weren't like a game itself....decode this to get to this.... I don't know it just seem apple fans...well .....are just a bit ....simple....and not in the good way.
23. E.N. (Posts: 2216; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Okay G2Noobin, you like Android, we get it. Judging only from the comments you've posted thus far, you're still a fanboy.....maybe worse
37. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
lmfao what you got a dose of floride on tap...lmao labeling me as an internet criminal lmfao!!
48. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@g2. Consumers buy products for different reasons. You obviously have your own reasons why you prefer android over ios. But obviously, android does ot cut it for everyone. Just like ios does not cut it for everyone. Now why is that hard for you to understand? Why does a person buy a $40,000 base model BMW when he could have bought a $20,000 fully loaded Hyundai with more features?
Other people's choices should not be your problem, and there is no reason why it should upset you. Unless you're a crazy person :)
56. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Agreed great comment....but ios still just sucks....imna just saying people have got to wake up....the country is full of noobs that have nothing but ego....and he said she said....become individuals and get better laws....with better ethicsl and morilistic/logic backings....but what do i know.
25. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Perception, my friend. Nothing is revolutionary anymore. But if you think like a capitalist, you'd say the same thing. You have to promote your product as if it's the best thing in the world. Otherwise, no one will buy into it. Apple is successful for the same reason you hate them. So if you were a capitalist and wanted to make money, would you keep doing what makes you money or listen to someone on a message board? And that's not a slight against you or saying your words aren't valid. But you have to understand that business aren't trying to win YOU over. They want to get as much money as possible. That's capitalism. Apple has found what works and other companies are trying to follow that.
7. E.N. (Posts: 2216; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
So much for all the predictions of Apple's decline/death. And this is just for the 4S, I'm sure the iPhone 5/6 will be much better than this.
20. E.N. (Posts: 2216; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Sure, sometime in the next 5, 10 ,15 years maybe. But until it actually does happen, why don't we just not keep rambling about it as to not ruin the surprise. I like surprises.
49. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@g2. When? You'd more than likely die first before Apple does :)
8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
these news make me want to puke .. : (
and oh, "the limited products " reference towards competing tablets!
33. Lucas777 (Posts: 2115; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
do u not enjoy seeing a successful american company? they seem to be harder to come by these days
38. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Successful my ass they are conning you into thinking support the upper class lmfao wake up dude....make cr#$$y products lose your customers....
lmao how hard is to basically tear appart a honda civic and basically try your damndest to copy it with tweaks.....lol. ford seems like its finally taking a page from euro... companies...
and what would be considered an american company which produces 90% of its physical product out side of america!
47. Lucas777 (Posts: 2115; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
lol.. what is wrong with the upper class? someone has to have money...
uh when did i talk about ford exactly? i dont like a lot of american companies like ford so i admire apple for being successful
yes but all the money stays in america... the money is not flying back to europe/asia... if america cant be competitive enough to make the jobs here that is a seperate issue but at least the money stays here
50. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@g2. You are wrong. Your stinky a$$ is far from Apple's success, so keep your a$$ to yourself :)
Use your approach and start your own business. Now let's see if your a$$ can make $13billion in 13 weeks :)
58. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
your stinking a$$ is far from googles success...and again its laughable that you use an iphone. lmfao.....douche keep your cling on to yourself...
Id rather have a computer in my hand than a sinple (retarded) u-phone (basically a jailhouse for you). peace rehab
9. downphoenix (Posts: 1987; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
"Apple's CFO said that the company now has $97.6 billion in the bank (mostly offshore), which is a 16 billion increase compared to the last numbers."
They are the most profitable company in the world and have no trouble throwing their country of origin under the bus. Bring that money home, it needs to be taxed!
14. ardent1 (Posts: 1862; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Google isn't bringing its billions home either.
27. taz89 (Posts: 1765; Member since: 03 May 2011)
so that makes it right just cause someone else is doing it too.
12. taz89 (Posts: 1765; Member since: 03 May 2011)
that's all down to there loyal fan base the ones who will buy apple only regardless if there is better product.....now only if that money was being for good...all these companies apple,Google,Microsoft etc literally could end world hunger etc if they wanted....wonder if the day will come when they say we have enough money now and lets actually do something to change the world hmmm
39. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Now that IS A POST Taz89 Keep of the good work!!
51. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@taz. In short, you want a piece of Apple's wealth. Lol.
You want a better life? Then work for your own success and don't wait for big companies like Apple to give you their earned money. Apple got to where they're at because they worked for it. Now if you think you can do a better job, then I'm sure you won't have a hard time surpassing Apple. Then let's see what you'd do with your billions when you get there. When you do, practice what you preached and please don't forget to give me some of it :)
57. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
man how is it they con you into thinking its equal opportunity...just because you have sold your soul doesn't mean everyone wants to gemini=twoface..hmmm
13. ardent1 (Posts: 1862; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
People love Apple products and it shows.
The good news is that the Android camp needs to develop new features to compete against Apple, and the bottomline is both Apple and Android users benefit. Apple is doing a great job competing against the android ecosystem because Apple has a history of taking on the established or majority, i.e. it went against Big Blue (they left the PC hardware business), it went against MicroSoft (they killed the Zune project, continued to get killed in the mobile handset business, was taught a lesson in tablets despite MS having a 10+ year head start), it went against RIMM (the ex-CEO deeply regrets commenting about how people don't want to type on glass), etc.
Apple is shrewd because it's a long-term player. To grow their share of the PC buiness from a 1% market share to a dominate player today since Jobs' return reveals Apple's way of competing. Apple is going to slug it out with anybody and consumers have benefited from Apple's strategies.
42. BenCjamin (Posts: 76; Member since: 13 May 2011)
Hey Ardent +1ing your own comment doesn't count! And though people love apple products, people also love google products. Otherwise android would not have had as great of success as it does. not only that but most people that like apple are the ones who can't figure out how to handle a android phone so they go for the simplest design or the phones they've heard about the most. That is what apple has, a simple straight forward design with little customization and easy-to-use instructions. Android however, has open source and much more customization than IOS. And therefore people who truly are more tech savvy will TYPICALLY choose the Android products over Apple products.
43. E.N. (Posts: 2216; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
That's BS reasoning. There are freaking engineers that use iPhones. Come on now, adding a widget to your home screen is not that hard guys!! If you can hold the screen to delete an app, make a folder, or delete an application from the multitasking menu on an iPhone, then you can customize your phone and add a background. If you can download an application from the app store, then you can download a live wallpaper from the android market. You guys give yourselves waaaaayyy too much credit.
16. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
The fact that they make so much money per iPhone sold makes me realize more and more how much Apple screws people. What is it that you're paying so much money for?! It's that Apple with a bite in it on the back of the phone.
17. Astreo (Posts: 98; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Im sorry what? you do realize that everyone makes crazy profit on their phones right?
21. E.N. (Posts: 2216; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Haha, he's just going through the article finding something to negative to pick at. common Android user response
jamrockjones, you might have a bone to pick with Samsung and Motorola. I'm hearing the Nexus and the Razr Maxx are starting at $299. I'm sure that pisses you off......or maybe not.
52. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@jam. Yes :)
And you are affected because? :)
26. theBankRobber (Posts: 631; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Well when you get poor people to make your product for a few dollars and make about 90% pure profit off 1 device and keep the money over seas, no wounded they have so much money. If you think that's OK, ask the hundred thousands of people out of work in the US. Hell I see people calling Walmart everyday about getting a job, EVERYDAY, to work at walmart because everything is going over seas. Such a very sad day.
28. taz89 (Posts: 1765; Member since: 03 May 2011)
am sure their is someone that will defend apple...they say there isn't enough skill people I call bull...how many people are there in a US and they say there's not enough skilled people and if that's the case they should train them...at least have the guts to say that the reason you truly choose to manufactur in China is because of the cheap labour which allows for the huge profit margin...this goes out to all companies who do this,they should create work in they own country...
32. theBankRobber (Posts: 631; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Amen to that, I think HP had to shut down its last manufacturing warehouse in 2010 in the US. They had to move it over seas because everyone else has done the same thing which caused HP to go where the cheap labor was. You can't compete with others if they move to other countries, get cheap labor and make huge profits. HP was the last big company to have a warehouse in the US, now, well say good bye to the middle class. Its ether you make the big bucks or your poor or lower middle class making barely $21,000 a year.
53. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@bank. Looks like you know how things should work, and you have a simple solution to that problem that no one in the US government has ever thought of. I suggest you run for US president. Taz will already vote for you :)
In the meantime, someone spilled their drink at isle 7. Now go clean it up :)
31. andrwroepke (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Yeah G2Noobin, Apple products are so hard to use. Automatic updates, no anti-virus software. Time Machine Backup. Pre-loaded software. The best customer service. I can't see why anyone would buy one.
40. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
lmao Open source compared to closed source...automatic updates as well for android...i have not caught a virus...yet...easy to flash a brand new kernel if you want....time machine backup available with modding but gonna be just as readily available....being a total noob head and needing customer service ...granted....crappiest OS in the world ios....crappiest itunes ever....just plain bad.....Version of siri had already been on Samsung since the begining of 2011...lmao...Free apps....free modding and hacking to toooooootally customize phone from screen animations...3D scrolling changing the dialer....modem.....live wallpapers.....boot up sequence.....make widgets......add roms....
give me that customization and you got a killer iphone...that i would consider buying....this is like the PC wars of the nineties.....Mac is due for a fall off! OPEN SOURCE FOR LIFE!
54. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@g2. Wow, android should have a higher customer satisfaction rating that ios then. But it does not :)
59. G2Noobin (Posts: 81; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
its cuz its a cult...i go into an apple store with freedom on my mind and i see a bunch of noobs thinking im out fo place....lmfao @ these rehabs that think they are buying a good product...its sad to see people buying style over substance...but hey what do i know.
34. ilia1986 (unregistered)
LOL @ Tim saying that *other* tablets are "limited function" compared to the iPad. Just LOL.
Especially when you can install ICS on the Touch-Pad. And root the Fire..
44. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
You mean rooting the kindle fire will give it a camera?
You're obviously smarter than Tim, illia. I don't blame you for LOL'ing at him. So where's your multi billion dollar company?