If things had turned out differently, you could be using the General Electric iPhone
posted by Alan F. / Mar 31, 2016, 9:51 AM
Back in 1996, with Apple struggling and the stock trading at $20, the company's CEO was Michael Spindler who was practically begging GE to take the company off his hands. Of course, history would write a more compelling story for Apple. Steve Jobs returned after NeXT was purchased by Apple. Jobs' return to the company he co-founded led to the development of the colorful new iMac, the Apple iPod, the Apple iPhone and the Apple iPad.
Today, Apple's market cap of $607 billion is more than twice GE's $296 billion. From Apple's point of view, sometimes the best deals you make are the ones that never get done.
Posts: 31058; Member since: Feb 05, 2011
Bet G.E. is like damn damn damnnnn!
posted on Mar 31, 2016, 10:19 AM 3
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everyone keeps saying "if we bought this before blah blah" in all honesty, the company could have gone very wrong and messed up what apple could have been. or Be way better than what it is now. If you changed something in the past, there is not knowing what could happen in the future. Butterfly effect?
posted on Mar 31, 2016, 10:27 AM 4
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This needed to happen, if GE bought them out, chances are they would have never had the same success they do now. Not an apple fan by the least, but this was just apple needed to be as large as they are now
posted on Mar 31, 2016, 10:23 AM 6
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You're assuming that Apple under GE would still have made these products. You're also assuming GE wouldn't have sold off Apple assets for cash too. You're also assuming that Apple would have bought the NextStep OS and turned it into OS X which then was stripped down to become iPhone OS/iOS. So many assumptions!
posted on Mar 31, 2016, 2:07 PM 1
Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016
lol the Iphone would probably use android XD
posted on Mar 31, 2016, 2:44 PM 1
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