My theory on why Apple announced the event today...

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I think Steve Jobs is still sick and had to be cleared by his doctor for the event. Things were looking iffy and they had to wait to see if Jobs felt good enough to be able to deliver the keynote. Today he was cleared and the invitations were sent.

    On a side note, I think if the rumored price drops are true, then we can kiss our student discounts goodbye, but thats ok since it'll be more like 'everyone' gets a student discount type of thing.
     
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    Or maybe they wanted to mess with the rumors community. Or maybe none of the above.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Right...the launch date of the core product of a billion dollar company awaits a note from the doctor.
     
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    baseless rumors are awesome!:)




    :rolleyes:
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    keynote announcement

    I actually thought they WOULDN'T announce a keynote and just drop this on everybody with a website product update on Tuesday. Apple has been having these keynotes for every major product release lately and their stock has been destroyed at each event. The buildup to these dates is great for sales and rumors, but has been horrible for investors. I was hoping Steve would just drop a bomb next Tuesday and surprise Wall Street without much fanfare.
     
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    This event sort of sucks for the local mortician though. :p
     
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    mobilehaathi

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    huh?
     
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    The problem is, no matter what apple releases, it seems speculators arent ever happy and apple takes a hit.
    I vaugely remember reading an article about apples stock taking a hit during the iphone announcement keynote.


    I think apple just gets the **** end of every thing because for some reason they expect every single product to be some miracle breakthrough.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    ahahahahahahahahaha are you for real
     
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    Or trying to fool the rumors community.
    :)
     
  11. macrumors G5

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    Dead man walking jokes too obscure for some people. :(
     
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    even IF the heart attack rumor was true (which it clearly wasnt if the FBI has to investigate the rumor spreaders) I know for a fact that his steveness would give that keynote no matter wat.

    The man lives to put on that turtleneck and excite us.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I never suggested that the launch date would be changed. Apple has released several notebooks before without an event and if Jobs wasn't well enough to do the keynote (as my theory goes) we would have simply seen them pop up on apple's webpage.

    The event is to hype up Apple's products and get press coverage, nothing more. Most people don't even know about the event well after the products have been released. To Apple, it's an economical way to advertise.

    Whenever people hear that Steve Jobs is sick or hear rumors that he is dead though, Apple stock drops. He is the face of the company and is vital to the image. Imagine an Apple event with Jobs mysteriously absent? That's not good press, that's the type of news that can take the focus off of Apple's products, in which case it's better to just release them via the web.
     
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    Evidently :D
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    hey guys i have a theory as to why the keynote was announced one day late, it all has to do with steve jobs saving elephants or something

    should i post a thread about this y/n
     
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    How I get discount if I'm not a student?
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Hasn't every invite been sent out on the Thrusday before a Tuesday event? I don't see why anyone was expecting it any earlier.
     
  18. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe they did want to catch us by surprise, but what about the people getting the invites? I don't think giving them two days less to prepare for the event is exactly the best way to get them to attend the event. And getting coverage from the press is the entire purpose of having the event.

    Ok first of all I don't think this is a "rumor" and it's not exactly "baseless" either.

    First of all a rumor is defined as being "hearsay", meaning the origin of the information is unknown. Obviously this isn't hearsay, I've said that this is "my theory", not that "I heard it somewhere". It's not too different than people posting "mockups" of Apple products. As long as they say it's a mockup we know its just someone idea, if they don't say its a mockup and don't say where it came from then its a rumor.

    Second, it's not baseless. It's based on the fact that Jobs was obviously sick in the last event and the fact that as far as I can find out, Apple always releases invites a week ahead of time. Is piecing the two a stretch? Sure is, but I'm not trying to push this as being fact as I cleary stated its a theory. Look it up in the dictionary if you don't know the meaning of that word either.
     
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    WTF are you talking about?

    Hes thin, thin != sick.

    Before you give me lessons on hearsay and theory, i suggest you examine the definition of fact.
     
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Man you are right, what was I thinking? The only time people lose weight is when they are getting healthier. Anorexic people are the healthiest after all. The more weight you can lose the healthier you are.

    http://healthcare.zdnet.com/?p=1173

    By the way, before you tell me to look up the definition of the word "fact" you should know it yourself.

    You must be very young, otherwise you'd know that sometimes when people get sick they lose weight and can have a "frail" appearance. It's not the thin you see in athletes that are in shape.
     
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    Your an idiot if steve being skinnier is your only basis for thinking hes sick. That still doesnt make prove hes sick.
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    all the semantics in the world won't stop this thread from being terrible
     
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    no they truly wont, and that article didnt do jack s$#t of backing up OP's statement that steve is obviously sick.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well it seems it's good enough for you to make 3 half-assed juvenile remarks. Your parents should really watch you more.


    Here is one more thread for you. If this doesn't help then I suggest giving Captain Obvious a call.

    http://www.mathewingram.com/work/2008/06/09/is-steve-jobs-sick-again-or-just-thin/

    Oh and I didn't say steve IS sick. I said "I think he's STILL sick". Part of the whole theory thing I explained. And if you don't care to read the whole article here is an excerpt for you, 'The Apple Insider blog says that according to the company Jobs has been suffering from a “common bug.”'
     
  25. macrumors 6502a

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    welp, someone has pointed out that my thread is terrible and nothing i say is based in reality

    better accuse him of being a child
     

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