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sartinsauce

macrumors regular
Feb 1, 2006
191
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Los Angeles
mashinhead said:
there is no such thing as charity in america, it always comes through commerce. why not just donate the $200 bux? does a lot more than the 10 bux you are donating now, so you can justify getting a new ipod. hell i would buy a red ipod just cos of the color, if they're gonna do this they might as well just donate 10% of all ipod sales. at least it does something.

"Hi i'm bono, there's a huge aids problem in africa and people don't pay attention, heres a new ipod"

wtf.

Wow, that's a big statement. You're right, of course.

It's kinda like if there was a healthier Big Mac. Healthier because it comes with a whole grain bun.
 

Furze

macrumors newbie
Sep 22, 2006
5
0
Unless it's a RED macbook pro, then it should be at least 20% to good causes. With 120GB hard drive, just imagine how much awful U2 music you could have.

Please CAN IT!

CAN IT!

My god we cant talk about anything on this board without the core 2 duo macbook/pro crew coming to mess up a thread THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH LAPTOP UPDATES

CAN IT!
 

clintob

macrumors 6502
Feb 16, 2006
255
0
New York, NY
whooleytoo said:
Why would a charity help women and children victims, but not men? Why not just offer help to "AIDS sufferers"?

I'll probably come of sounding like a jerk and opening a HUGE can of worms with this, BUT...

I'm glad somebody else was thinking what I was thinking! Why do we constantly have to place a line between men and women, black and white, American and everyone else. If we actually want equality and unity and all those wonderful things, I think it's about time we stop dilineating between groups of people.

It can't be both ways... if women/minorities want equality in the work place, or government, or in society as a whole, there can't also be inequality in the world when it comes to things like this... men and women, black and white, straight and gay - they have to be equal across the board, or not at all. We can't have it both ways.

That said, bravo to Apple, U2, and anyone else involved here. Anytime you can use your power and influence to raise funds and awareness - no matter the alterior motives - it's a good thing.
 

Chundles

macrumors G5
Jul 4, 2005
12,037
493
Chris Bangle said:
Chundles said:
Bono, whilst playing a gig in Glasgow, got the whole crowd to be silent and then began slowly clapping his hands. He got the crowd to clap along for a while, the stadium quiet except for the rhythmic clapping...

After a short period Bono spoke, saying that everytime he clapped his hands a child in Africa died...

Suddenly, from the front row of the venue a voice broke out in thick Scottish brogue, ending the silence as it echoed across the crowd, the voice cried out to Bono "Well stop f***king doing it then!!"

True story.


Are we allowed to find that funny because that is quite hilarious. If im not allowed to laugh at it then its not funny... But that is quite funny....

Of course you're meant to find it funny - it's a dead-set pi*ser of a story. I laughed for ages when I heard it.
 

kurtsayin

macrumors newbie
Aug 30, 2006
8
0
I can solve AIDS for free!

I would love to have a red iPod, but I don't know why we would ever give money to help fight AIDS on a continent where the people take NO precautions to prevent themselves from getting AIDS... I mean, sure many children are born with it in Africa, but for soooo many adults, they could prevent the spread if they would just be monogamous.

So there, I solved AIDS for free, no Oprah, no Bono, no Ipods. Just have sex only within a lifetime committed relationship and AIDS is all but gone in one generation!

I'll stick to my black aluminum iPod nano, anyhow. I just hope 10% of the proceeds didn't go to research finding cures for the black plague... or frostbite...
 

Frisco

macrumors 68020
Sep 24, 2002
2,475
69
Utopia
spicyapple said:
So it's a red nano?

n/m had to fish the links. :)

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(not as illustrated)

These look like white iPods viewed through 3-D Glasses.
 

ChrisA

macrumors G5
Jan 5, 2006
12,735
1,903
Redondo Beach, California
jellomizer said:
They might as well add a Core 2 Duo Mac Book Pro too.

My gues is that all these whiners would not even notice if you snuck in at night and swapped out ther procesor for a C2D chip. They'd just wake up the next moring fire up the computer and never even notice.

It's like those audiophiles who argue endlessly about if gold plated or silver plated speaker wire sounds better.
 

manosaurus

macrumors 6502
Aug 22, 2006
285
0
ChrisA said:
My gues is that all these whiners would not even notice if you snuck in at night and swapped out ther procesor for a C2D chip. They'd just wake up the next moring fire up the computer and never even notice.

It's like those audiophiles who argue endlessly about if gold plated or silver plated speaker wire sounds better.

Oh... Core 2 Duo gold and silver plated speaker wire tomoorow too!
 

technicolor

macrumors 68000
Dec 21, 2005
1,651
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kurtsayin said:
I would love to have a red iPod, but I don't know why we would ever give money to help fight AIDS on a continent where the people take NO precautions to prevent themselves from getting AIDS... I mean, sure many children are born with it in Africa, but for soooo many adults, they could prevent the spread if they would just be monogamous.

So there, I solved AIDS for free, no Oprah, no Bono, no Ipods. Just have sex only within a lifetime committed relationship and AIDS is all but gone in one generation!

I'll stick to my black aluminum iPod nano, anyhow. I just hope 10% of the proceeds didn't go to research finding cures for the black plague... or frostbite...
Yeah those poor Africans. I wonder how all the people in America wit AIDS are getting it..:rolleyes:
 

MacPhreak

macrumors regular
Jul 19, 2004
167
0
Lexington, KY
eenu said:
there is no way apple would make a product release on a pre recorded program with an audiance. Thanks to the internet the release would no longer be a surprise!

Sure there is. They released the 4g iPod in Newsweek. Think of the 100's-1000's of people who handled the Newsweeks who weren't covered by an NDA (and that announcement leaked, too, including the cover of the magazine...one day early; sounds familiar, eh?). Apple did say to expect more announcements in unconventional ways, and less at keynotes.
 

e28

macrumors newbie
Mar 14, 2006
15
0
Umm... how does Penelope Cruz and "convertible" have anything to do with an iPod? Just because Bono, Kanye West, and "red" are together, I don't really see how that equals a new red iPod.
 

Swarmlord

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2006
535
0
technicolor said:
Please CAN IT!

CAN IT!

My god we cant talk about anything on this board without the core 2 duo macbook/pro crew coming to mess up a thread THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH LAPTOP UPDATES

CAN IT!
:mad:

Thanks. It had to be said.
 

vi2867

macrumors 6502a
Oct 11, 2006
509
87
Eastvale, CA
Since there is no formal announcements scheduled...

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Since there are no formal announcements schedule. Apple will just bring down the store, and the new products will appear.

They've recently done this when they announced the Mac Book, and the updated iMac Core 2 Duo's...

Apple always keeps us on the edge, because we just don't know how they will announce their new products...
 

Rocketman

macrumors 603
You think Mac fanboys are intense, Oprah fangirls are radically intense and a couple of orders of magnitude more numerous. The demographics of the audience tells the story of the "heartstrings" decision to support a charity targeted to women and children.

As for why release it on TV and "risk" a leak (which has happened obviously)? It's simple. The TV audience is vast. The Orpah watchers are MOTIVATED and spenders.

I suspect Apple needs to skew their demo to blacks, females, and people who spend more time on the TV than the internet.

Preparing for a major couch potato release I suspect.

The blurb even ends saying so.

Rocketman
 

eenu

macrumors 65816
Aug 11, 2006
1,157
0
Manchester, UK
MacPhreak said:
Sure there is. They released the 4g iPod in Newsweek. Think of the 100's-1000's of people who handled the Newsweeks who weren't covered by an NDA (and that announcement leaked, too, including the cover of the magazine...one day early; sounds familiar, eh?). Apple did say to expect more announcements in unconventional ways, and less at keynotes.

it aint gonna happen :D
 

bdj21ya

macrumors 6502a
Sep 13, 2006
559
0
kurtsayin said:
I would love to have a red iPod, but I don't know why we would ever give money to help fight AIDS on a continent where the people take NO precautions to prevent themselves from getting AIDS... I mean, sure many children are born with it in Africa, but for soooo many adults, they could prevent the spread if they would just be monogamous.

So there, I solved AIDS for free, no Oprah, no Bono, no Ipods. Just have sex only within a lifetime committed relationship and AIDS is all but gone in one generation!

I'll stick to my black aluminum iPod nano, anyhow. I just hope 10% of the proceeds didn't go to research finding cures for the black plague... or frostbite...

Unfortunately, your solution just doesn't work very well for actually solving the problem. A program just to educate Africans about how AIDS is spread would be an enormous cost alone. But I'm sure you're just looking to get flamed. Well, it won't be long now, just wait for it.
 

Doctor Q

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Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
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I'm considering canceling an iPod order I placed yesterday and switching it to the red one. Not that I'd know the difference.
 

jrv3034

macrumors 6502a
Oct 23, 2002
802
0
mashinhead said:
there is no such thing as charity in america, it always comes through commerce. why not just donate the $200 bux? does a lot more than the 10 bux you are donating now, so you can justify getting a new ipod. hell i would buy a red ipod just cos of the color i don't see why the cos has to be associated with it, if they're gonna do this they might as well just donate 10% of all ipod sales. at least it does something more than haveing a "show off" recipet for your so called act of charity.

"Hi i'm bono, there's a huge aids problem in africa and people don't pay attention, heres a new ipod"

wtf.

The point is, If I'm going to buy an iPod, I might as well buy the one that gives a little to those who need it. Everybody wins. How can this be a bad thing?
 
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