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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:22 AM   #26
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And I got a lot of flak for calling Apple "generous" in the iTunes relief thread....
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:22 AM   #27
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Good.

Should be more.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:22 AM   #28
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oh who cares if a post like that is in this thread. Its the internet its a given.



Samsung to donate 3 million just to top that 2.5
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:24 AM   #29
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:24 AM   #30
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That's Tim's lunch money.

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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:24 AM   #31
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(From this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1480594)

You should have at least blocked out the name to prevent him from being embarrassed
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:24 AM   #32
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I wonder who's gonna keep that money....
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:25 AM   #33
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This is disgusting. 2.5 million for a company that has 100 plus BILLION in CASH! All you people saying its nice of apple have no logic for money and how much apple is really worth. You are talking about one of the biggest disasters in US History and apple throws a little 2.5 million dollar check on the table and says "ok we did our part"

Like someone mention earlier this is pennies. It's almost sad in the sense that most of the people who were effected own apple products and the best apple can do is 2.5 million? Yet they spent 3 BILLION to bail out Sharp a non US company?

Sorry guys you won't find a bigger fan of their products as me but their business motto and how they are starting to operate is really getting annoying.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:26 AM   #34
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Too little too late. For a company with this market cap apple still pales to others.
Donations aren't a competition. Understand that. Yes, apple don't donate as much as others but saying "too little too late" is just plain wrong
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:26 AM   #35
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What's more deserving than hurricane relief?
clearly the hurricane did not effect him.
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Something to prevent times of great need.
You want to build a wall on the Atlantic coast and gulf coast. A big big one so scary hurricanes don't pass? Or are u saying free ibunkers for everyone from apple? Cause the flooding wouldn't be good. I'm in Louisiana. As much can be done about a hurricane then an erupting volcano. At least the hurricane gives you a warning but that's it. So what's your idea to stop natural disasters from devastating lives? Don't forget to protect people from earthquakes and tsunamis too.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:27 AM   #37
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Donations aren't a competition. Understand that. Yes, apple don't donate as much as others but saying "too little too late" is just plain wrong
what they should of done is donated BEFORE the hurricane hit.


"This is 2.5 million in case something goes wrong......."
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:27 AM   #38
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Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
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this is like me or you giving a beggar a few pennies, id have been impressed if it had 2.5 Billion with a B..

I am far from an Apple apologist, but it seems no matter what Apple does in the way of charitable contributions, for some folks it's never enough.

Nightarchaon, have you given a larger percentage of your total worth to the Red Cross? If so, my compliments. If not, then shame on you...put your money where your mouth is.

Sensation, in one man's opinion, a silly and meangingless post.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:27 AM   #39
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Samsung to donate 3 million just to top that 2.5
Possibly, but in that case it's odd that Samsung's announcement came out 4 days before Apple's.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:28 AM   #40
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lol Samsung donated 3 millions, so Apple had to at least get close...
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:28 AM   #41
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You should have at least blocked out the name to prevent him from being embarrassed
Why would the person be embarrassed? Perhaps you should look at the date when the message was posted.
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Possibly, but in that case it's odd that Samsung's announcement came out 4 days before Apple's.


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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:29 AM   #43
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this is like me or you giving a beggar a few pennies, id have been impressed if it had 2.5 Billion with a B..
They still gave.
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Possibly, but in that case it's odd that Samsung's announcement came out 4 days before Apple's.
OMG - Apple is copying Samsung. They should sue!
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:30 AM   #45
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It is so good to see Apple helping hurricane Sandy's victims. Although I have seen higher donations from private parties, it was a nice gesture.

BUT the fact that they announce it so publicly, it is all for publicity, sad but true.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:30 AM   #46
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This is disgusting. 2.5 million for a company that has 100 plus BILLION in CASH! All you people saying its nice of apple have no logic for money and how much apple is really worth. You are talking about one of the biggest disasters in US History and apple throws a little 2.5 million dollar check on the table and says "ok we did our part"

Like someone mention earlier this is pennies. It's almost sad in the sense that most of the people who were effected own apple products and the best apple can do is 2.5 million? Yet they spent 3 BILLION to bail out Sharp a non US company?

Sorry guys you won't find a bigger fan of their products as me but their business motto and how they are starting to operate is really getting annoying.
Do they still have 100+ Billion? After all... their stock is plummeting
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:31 AM   #47
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This is disgusting. 2.5 million for a company that has 100 plus BILLION in CASH! All you people saying its nice of apple have no logic for money and how much apple is really worth. You are talking about one of the biggest disasters in US History and apple throws a little 2.5 million dollar check on the table and says "ok we did our part"

Like someone mention earlier this is pennies. It's almost sad in the sense that most of the people who were effected own apple products and the best apple can do is 2.5 million? Yet they spent 3 BILLION to bail out Sharp a non US company?

Sorry guys you won't find a bigger fan of their products as me but their business motto and how they are starting to operate is really getting annoying.
Have to agree with this sentiment, although you are sure to be lambasted by "Apple is God" crowd. $2.5 million from a company as wealthy as Apple is all about PR, and nothing about substantive assistance.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:31 AM   #48
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Do they still have 100+ Billion? After all... their stock is plummeting
What does one thing have to do with the other?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:31 AM   #49
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They should give for free any leftovers of old iPod touches to people that lost their houses and properties so they can play angry birds and forget their problems...
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Do they still have 100+ Billion? After all... their stock is plummeting
Not sure if serious, but there is a difference between liquid assets/cash and stock price.
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