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Old Apr 27, 2012, 11:16 AM   #76
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Gross. Just... yuck. Ugh. No thank you. We get bombarded by enough ads as it is...

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Yuck. Although if it were released today, the ad mechanism would probably be hacked and disabled within weeks if not days, so it wouldn't make much difference.
Not if Apple really wanted it there.. they could integrate it into the rest of the OS in proprietary code so that if it was taken out, the OS didn't work...

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By comparison now, we get a hell of a better OS for under 30 euros, without adverts. I know which one I'd pick.
iOS Lion isn't > than Mac OS 9 :P

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Great minds often come up with non-sensical ideas because their brains never fully shut off...
This is just a ridiculous and baseless statement.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 12:58 PM   #77
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I think I'll go out and patent ever objectionable feature I can think of - not to make money, but to prevent them ever seeing the light of day!
This idea is 100% brilliant.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 01:24 PM   #78
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How do we know this was just patented so other companies could not do the exact same thing without paying Apple a fee?
Even worse, if that's why they did it.

The only good reason to patent this is to prevent anyone from doing it, period.

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If they were to sell a free iPod touch, and show a minute ad on it after an hour of use. Guess who would get it everyone.
No, not everyone. I wouldn't, if there were a choice for an ad-free product.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 01:51 PM   #79
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Mac OSX is cheap as to upgrade these days anyway...
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 02:19 PM   #80
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Even worse, if that's why they did it.

The only good reason to patent this is to prevent anyone from doing it, period.



No, not everyone. I wouldn't, if there were a choice for an ad-free product.
If I could get a Mac at a significant discount, I would consider it. For a free iPod, I'd rather just purchase it, and not have the ads.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 04:40 PM   #81
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You guys may not like the idea, but for the peeps who want a Mac and can't afford the high price tag this could be an option for them.
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 06:35 PM   #82
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You guys may not like the idea, but for the peeps who want a Mac and can't afford the high price tag this could be an option for them.
Agreed.

As long as there is an ad-free full price option (which, according to the article, there would be/have been), this really shouldn't bother anyone.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 09:39 AM   #83
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This... would have been really gross... But, it could have been a good way to let people "test drive" new OS's.... as long as they could revert back I guess...
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 09:46 AM   #84
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You guys may not like the idea, but for the peeps who want a Mac and can't afford the high price tag this could be an option for them.
I think it would have been too disruptive. The article doesn't mention subsidizing hardware anyway. It mentions subsidizing the cost of the OS license, which is beyond stupid. It's just a really disruptive way of doing anything.
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 10:52 AM   #85
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I think it would have been too disruptive. The article doesn't mention subsidizing hardware anyway. It mentions subsidizing the cost of the OS license, which is beyond stupid. It's just a really disruptive way of doing anything.
Disruptive for who?
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 10:58 AM   #86
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I would much rather pay $99 for an operating system than be faced with advertisements all the time. Thank you for not implementing this apple. It would have been supremely annoying.


In the spirit of 100% transparency I did gloss over this part (my bad):
"And any time an owner of the free version wanted to get rid of the advertising, he or she could simply pay for the ad-free version."
Free cant last forever.
Get them hooked with the product then charge premium for upgrades and patches.
May be ML will be the start of this model.

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Mac OSX is cheap as to upgrade these days anyway...
Cheap today but tomorrow can bring price increases.
If you have a Mac and need the new OSX, who else are you going to go to for the upgrade?
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Old May 2, 2012, 03:55 PM   #87
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If I wanted ads in my OS I'd buy an OEM PC with Windows and bloatware.

No, thanks.

I'd have bought whatever version came without ads no matter the price.
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