Apple has been the extreme minority in selling personal computers since 1986. Their pc marketshare has been below 10% for how long? 20+ years...and still is even though they are selling like hotcakes.Why?
They've held this strategy for over two decades and the only time they were in trouble, financially, was when they abandoned it.
Methinks you know tech a whole lot better than you do how to run a business.
Either you trust the strategic vision of the company, or you do not. If you do not, you should not invest.You can't beat the 0.75% returns they are getting on all the cash?
Not greed at all. Likely some of the value of your parent's or grandparent's retirement funds (or maybe your friend's) might well partially depend on Apple stock. If Apple didn't sustain a strong bottom line when they could, those retirement funds could sue Apple for scr*wing your old relatives out of some of their retirement investment as the value of the stock tanks.All these crazy profits quarter after quarter, and they can't lower the prices...
It's not greed. They make a good product that people want and are willing to pay for.All these crazy profits quarter after quarter, and they can't lower the prices...
No kidding, that line is always so long. But, when did McDonald's stop calling them customers and start calling them clients? Smart move, either way.It's not greed. They make a good product that people want and are willing to pay for.
Is it greed because my client list has an addendum that is a waiting-to-be-my-client list? I'm good at what I do, people want what I do and they're willing to pay me at my current rate. ....
OK, I'll bite. Why spend anything at all? Why not go down to the library and use their computers for free?I don't want to go too off topic but suffice to say these days, so much pc time is spent online that you could be using any computer manufacturer/OS in the world that supports Firefox or Safari or IE and you'd have the same experience. Why spend double?
Let's just hope they throw us a macbook every now and then. The didn't drop the word "Computer" in the Apple name for nuthin.Three years ago: iPhone revenue = 10 % of Apple's revenue
Two years ago: iPhone revenue = 26% of Apple's revenue
Now: iPhone revenue = half of Apple's revenue
I bought a new nano specifically for the gym, I have a 160gb Classic that stays in my car, and an iPhone. Still love the dedicated for music iPods.Agreed, but the latest nano is pretty poor, was surprised, seems very unapple-like. There is room for a good ultra portable small music player (gyms etc, I see so many ipods) and for them to please, please make a good quality headphone as standard, the ones that come with ipods (of any price) is pathetic. So, let's see what they do.
No one wants to pluck down $6-$700 as you claim every other year as their Windows PC's fall a part. I'd rather just throw down for a Mac that will withstand the test of time.Apple has been the extreme minority in selling personal computers since 1986. Their pc marketshare has been below 10% for how long? 20+ years...and still is even though they are selling like hotcakes.
I like the Macs...I also like the Wintels. And I also, as a consumer, am not going to plunk down $1200+ for a Mac when a $600-$700 PC will allow me to do 100% of the same stuff just using different name-brand-products. And other consumers who are out there looking to buy a new computer to surf the web, play music, surf Youtube, upload pix, go to Facebook, use online chat, read email, (and a billion other online activities) are going to ask themselves "why am I spending $1200 for a Mac using Firefox when I can buy a $600 PC using the same Firefox?"
I don't want to go too off topic but suffice to say these days, so much pc time is spent online that you could be using any computer manufacturer/OS in the world that supports Firefox or Safari or IE and you'd have the same experience. Why spend double?
Interesting, I'm the exact opposite. Almost three years ago I bought an iMac on the urging of a friend. The experience was great, so much so I now own two iphones and an iPad in addition to the iMac. It can go in both directions.I am guilty to be contributing to this. If I had never bought my iPhone 3GS in October 2009 I would not be buying a 27" iMac this year at 2011 refresh as well as getting an iPad2 by year's end. I also will be upgrading to iPhone 5. So yes if it wasn't for the IOS device I wouldn't be helping the Mac revenue. The IOS devices are definitely bringing new customers for the Mac
I can do it in my house that's why. Minimum cost to do this IN MY HOUSE. Cost plays a major role in most people's decisions to buy things. Generally I've found that once you cross a threshold price, your computer has much less problems (read the reviews and stuff to make sure its still good).OK, I'll bite. Why spend anything at all? Why not go down to the library and use their computers for free?
The homeless bum thinks you're crazy for spending $600 on a computer when you can get the same experience for free.
You think we Applites are crazy for spending $1,200 on a computer when you can get the same experience for $600.