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Oct 9, 2008, 08:06 PM
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macFanDave
Oct 10, 2008, 08:18 AM
Steve Jobs can remind us that (if they don't do so already) Apple has the ability to self-finance its own operations and has the ability to self-finance credit for customers.

That is, the frozen credit market, which is at the heart of the current panic, does not affect Apple or any of its otherwise credit-worthy customers.

rdowns
Oct 10, 2008, 08:28 AM
I don't think the vast majority of corporate CEOs have much credibility with the public these days. I'm sure Apple will make a statement about this at their earnings announcement on the 21st. Maybe Jobs will address it at the event on the 14th.

arkmannj
Oct 10, 2008, 11:18 AM
iPresident I'd trust him long before our current options.

slightly
Oct 10, 2008, 11:23 AM
Bolster investor confidence? Perhaps not much. However, Apple is in the business of selling luxury products, and a family is more likely to spend money on food, gas and house payments than spring for a new computer in this economy. If little Jonny needs a new computer for school or college, the price difference between a new low-end Inspiron and a Macbook (and, yes, price differences can blind you to feature differences) could push the purchase decision into the PC camp.

So the rumors of a sub-$1000 Macbook are interesting.

sfh
Oct 10, 2008, 12:56 PM
the iphone hype can only last so long. The world needs to have working class desktops that can handle workloads. A Mid Tower

macFanDave
Oct 10, 2008, 03:37 PM
the iphone hype can only last so long. The world needs to have working class desktops that can handle workloads. A Mid Tower

Hobos need laptops, not desktops.

Since most of us are going to be homeless in the next few months, it is only practical to address an emerging market. Lots of us are going to be riding the rails with our MacBooks and a spare battery. We're going to need iPhone tethering to work by then. Finally, we can use hobo chalk codes to signify where a nice lady lives who will let a hobo recharge his/her Apple products.

Brother, can you spare a watt-hour?