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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:05 PM   #26
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I hear some life in that monotone voice!
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:07 PM   #27
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Sorry folks I still have Steve Jobs in my brain and it hurts.

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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:09 PM   #28
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Seriously disappointed Apple is appearing at a Goldman Sachs conference. Goldman Sachs was one of the financial firms responsible for the 2008 economic collapse, and has not been held responsible by the SEC.
You should be disappointed in Apple for being an American, publicly traded company, because the late 2000s financial collapse goes way beyond Goldman Sachs...
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:12 PM   #29
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Apple Should Shun Goldman Sachs

Having the Apple name mentioned in the same sentence as GS tarnishes the Apple name.

Hope Tim took a long shower after being at GS...
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:15 PM   #30
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Having the Apple name mentioned in the same sentence as GS tarnishes the Apple name.

Hope Tim took a long shower after being at GS...
Yes; you said that more elegantly than my poor attempt.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:18 PM   #31
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Did Tim just mention Multi-touch and Mac Pro in the same sentence ?
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:26 PM   #32
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I heard a guy who seems comfortable in his role as CEO. Made a joke or two and had good inflection in his voice. Apple is in very capable hands.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:27 PM   #33
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Tim may be a great CEO but he's a boring speaker. Apple needs someone else to do product events.
The investors don't seem to mind his speaking skills. The stock went up about 5 points since he started talking.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:34 PM   #34
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The investors don't seem to mind his speaking skills. The stock went up about 5 points since he started talking.

And is continuing to rise in after-hours trading, up over $2 so far.

Cook's statement regarding Chinese workers was well played. The market liked it. Apple is moving to do something (slower than many may like) and I bet groans were heard in the corner offices of companies who manufacture in China.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:36 PM   #35
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The investors don't seem to mind his speaking skills. The stock went up about 5 points since he started talking.
Can you read ? I said "product events" not investor relations.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:37 PM   #36
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Waiting for the "Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs" comments...
Yeah, he is better than SJ who never cared at all about the ones who actually build their products.
Instead he liked talking to students about living their upperclass career-dreams.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:38 PM   #37
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The biggest point he made it seems was the discussion of who wasn't buying and how much market there is still.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:39 PM   #38
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i only read it but thought it read nicely.
well thought out, mostly, and great info here.

I liked the "other platform" or whatever when referring to Android.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:40 PM   #39
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:44 PM   #40
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It's good to see Apple still care for the Mac. It would be a sad sad day the day they didn't , although the iPad is enough for a lot of people, theres still 60 million of us who use Macs. Well played Tim.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:47 PM   #41
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Price is rarely the most important thing. A cheap product might sell some units. Somebody gets it home and they feel great when they pay the money, but then they get it home and use it and the joy is gone. The joy is gone every day that they use it until they aren't using it anymore. You don't keep remembering "I got a good deal!" because you hate it!
So true I had an Archos G9 101 Android Tablet which I saved $40 on from newegg. I returned it twice before I gave up and said I'll wait for the iPad 3. As far as I'm concerned I know Apple will get it right for me every time and if they dont theres an Apple Store nearby so I dont have to wait a week for a replacement.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:55 PM   #42
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I saw how long this was, and I didn't even consider reading it. If it were Steve, I wouldn't have considered not reading it.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:56 PM   #43
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I liked the "other platform" or whatever when referring to Android.
I was thinking "the platform that shall not be named."
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I think some of us need to move on past the Steve Jobs era.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 04:07 PM   #45
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I like that he said that Apple wasn't afraid to cannibalize their other products. It's always been my contention that if a company won't release a product that kills their cash cow, then their competitor will. Better to kill it yourself and control the future.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 04:08 PM   #46
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Can you read ? I said "product events" not investor relations.
Which this isn't... If you're determined to go with that line of thinking how about waiting for an actual product event and seeing how he does rather than a technology / business conference? Just a thought

A thought on the China / Supply Chain thing that's been bugging me for a while but Tim's announcement today drove home. Once Apple have their house in order (and be in no doubt they will, that's very clearly their objective right now and they're way too big a contract for suppliers to walk away from) and all this information is independently audited and published on a regular basis... what's to stop them just going "Right, we've done our part... how about you Samsung / Microsoft / Every Single Major Electronics Manufacturer?". That would surely be one hell of a marketing message if they decided to use it.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 04:09 PM   #47
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Tim Cook speaks slowly because he is choosing his words carefully and thinking about what is coming out of his mouth.

It is refreshing. It's far more common for people to speak quickly, use a lot of words, but not really say anything at all.

I don't see it as a sign of lack of charisma. By the end of the talk his passion for Apple shone through.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 04:19 PM   #48
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I heard a guy who seems comfortable in his role as CEO. Made a joke or two and had good inflection in his voice. Apple is in very capable hands.
That's what I think, too.

Remember this is a guy who said "I don't give a rat's ass" about fame, and "I never want to see my name in the paper." He would have been happy as Steve's lieutenant for the rest of his career, I think. But it didn't work out that way, Steve chose him years ago, apparently as his successor, so Tim has stepped up to the plate, big-time.

He can't turn himself magically into a charismatic personality. Who would want him to pretend to be something he's not? I'm much happier seeing him comfortable being who he is. He's not Steve, but he's also not a typical, slick and fast-talking CEO by any stretch. He actually seems like a real person.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 04:21 PM   #49
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Somebody please throw us MBP users a few crumbs please.... Remember us? We started it all.
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Which this isn't... If you're determined to go with that line of thinking how about waiting for an actual product event and seeing how he does rather than a technology / business conference? Just a thought

A thought on the China / Supply Chain thing that's been bugging me for a while but Tim's announcement today drove home. Once Apple have their house in order (and be in no doubt they will, that's very clearly their objective right now and they're way too big a contract for suppliers to walk away from) and all this information is independently audited and published on a regular basis... what's to stop them just going "Right, we've done our part... how about you Samsung / Microsoft / Every Single Major Electronics Manufacturer?". That would surely be one hell of a marketing message if they decided to use it.
I've seen him at a product event. And my view stands.
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