If apple were to go bankrupt what would you do?

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  1. Target362 macrumors 6502

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    and be honest, dont say "i'll buy apple in a heart beat" as I know none of us here have that much money
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I would do absolutely nothing and carry on with my day.
     
  4. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    You do realize they have over $29,000,000,000.00 in cash reserves don't you? Back when I was using a Power Computing clone maybe, not gonna happen now.
     
  5. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Use the restroom and be over it by the time I'm done.
     
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Learn Linux, so I'll be ready when my MBP dies. :(
     
  7. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Confusing part is bankrupt as in Chapter 11 protection or Chapter 7?
     
  8. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    Smack Michael Dell upside the head. Then grab a sandwich and a beer.
     
  9. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I'd laugh my head off then continue my day with a big smile on my head.
     
  10. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    I'd go graffiti the Sony Store...right before I go in and buy my new PC :(

    -Omi
     
  11. AngryApple macrumors 6502

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    I'd buy them if I were inclined that way. Otherwise, I'd tell someone else to buy them. I don't see Apple going bankrupt anytime soon.
     
  12. MegaMillions macrumors regular

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    In a fit of desperation and rage, i'd run to the nearest convenience store and fill out 04-14-33-44-52 and 12 on a mega millions ticket, win $150 million (net), buy apple, and bring it back to life.
     
  13. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    I would have to go and buy another mac then, I would be bracing for all the crap i would get from my colleagues

    There usual line to me, "See thats why you don't buy a mac"
     
  14. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    I would go hmm, wow, hmmm and then get back to whats important, life.
     
  15. spillproof macrumors 68020

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  16. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

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    I'd revise my career options as a Mac dev. As for the Macs, I'd keep using them until they die. It's not like they stop working the day Apple dies – in opposite, when Macs stop working Apple could die :p.

    My next computer would be a one that doesn't have too much crap I don't want and is well supported (drivers, 'clean' Windows installation DVD). I'd install Windows 7, Linux and Chrome OS.

    Then, when the iPhone dies, I'd replace it with an Android phone. (Or the Palm Pre, if it ever gets released here.)

    I'd miss the community. Sites like these, and the other devs.
     
  17. shivermetimbers macrumors 6502

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    I'd have a tear in my beer. I would be a little upset, then buy another Mac before they're gone.
     
  18. MegaMillions macrumors regular

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    Fine, let this post just die away and disappear. When these numbers get drawn, all of mac rumors will go ":eek:."
     
  19. Tilpots macrumors 601

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  20. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I'd go out and buy a few macs to stock up on.
     
  21. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    Stock up on Macs, big time.

    Frankly, Microsoft would never let it happen. Who else are they going to steal ideas from? The next iteration of Windoze would look like :eek: Ubuntu!
     
  22. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    You know, its interesting that you post this because way back in 1997, they almost did. ;) I wouldn't worry because if that should happen now then this would happen:

    Federal bailout. :D
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    This is a fairly illogical question. A BK would result in an asset sale. It would not affect those who aren't stockholders much. Considering their cashflow I say it's never going to happen.
     
  24. Love macrumors 68000

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    Everybody/company gets one.
     

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