Apple new product rumours and general news

Discussion in 'computers, web and general tech' started by editor, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Following on from this 3,000+ post thread, let's hear your all-new, all-fresh Apple rumours and news!
     
  2. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Woop, first in!
     
  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The voting for the closing of the previous thread was completely rigged. No option to "not like".
     
  4. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

  5. maldwyn

    maldwyn What?

    It looks like Mike Daisey attended the same school of journalism as Johann Hari :facepalm:

    Sunday's This American Life podcast should make interesting listening.
     
  6. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Indeed. This is really crap because it gives ammunition to those that don't want Apple scrutinized over this and damages the cause to get all companies using Foxconn etc to change...
     
  7. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer



    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17405011
    Oh dear. I'm a fan of activism via theatre, but unless you are sending up the swine like the Yes Men do, you need to be careful with your labels and your platform. The thing about the guy with the ruined hand touching an iPad is rather sick, but in certain contexts it would be the right sort of sick that gets people thinking about the unpalatable truths of our world. But now its a shambles that has undermined the hosts show. Im not sure it has actually harmed the wider cause though.
     
  8. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I was vaguely amused when reading this article about Japans perfect fruit stores. I was struck by the fact that in some ways they mirror the sort of thing Apple did much later in retail, a retail phenomenon that has in recent years seen much gushing praise and desire to replicate the success. Looks like the retail experts could have lifted these ideas much earlier if they had known where to look, same goes for attention to the product itself.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-radio-and-tv-17352173
     
  9. maldwyn

    maldwyn What?

  10. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    That's mental!
     
  11. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  13. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    They have about as much cash as they do market capitalisation. They could buy back all the shares and take the company private :p
     
  14. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    If i was them I'd probably have a hell of a party with it.
     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Guardian readers have some suggestions:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/19/apple-spend-100-billion-cash-hoard
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    http://mashable.com/2012/03/19/apple-dividend/

    So, zero real philanthropy from the richest tech company on the planet.
     
  17. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    Are its analogous competitors philanthropic? The organisations / listed companies, that is, rather than CEOs (or whatever equivalent).
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes. They all have charitable ventures. All except Apple who are the richest and profiting the most from worker exploitation.
     
  19. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    They have been philanthropic, not as much as they should though.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Only in the manner of a multi-billionaire passing through a poor neighbourhood in a gold-plated Rolls Royce throwing a few pennies out of the window. It's disgusting.

     
  21. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    OK!
     
  22. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    I suspect that they think their products are some great gift to the world and that is enough, and that they have no vision beyond this at all.

    Its not good, it would be nice to think that they could be shamed over this but I fear they are shameless. And as I ranted in the past, I don't find generous philanthropy to be all that much better than stingy philanthropy or no philanthropy, it doesn't make up for the exploitation and the sick way that entities can accumulate this much wealth in the first place.
     
  23. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    citation needed...



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's pretty much universally accepted, no matter what wikipedia says.

    Apple, the world’s richest technology company, announced its plans to spend $45 billion of its cash reserve over three years.
    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/apples-cash-plans-pay-dividend-10-billion-share-buyback/71821

    Apple pips Exxon as world's biggest company
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/aug/09/apple-pips-exxon-as-worlds-biggest-company

    Apple Expands Lead Over Exxon as World's Richest Company

    etc etc etc zzzzzzzzzz
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  26. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Samsung is also a heavy engineering company, and all sorts of other stuff. Not an apples to apples comparison. Pun intended right in your face :p
     
  27. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Samsung makes arms too dont they? Or arms components.

    I tried helping my freind choose a camera the other day, she swore every brand i'd suggest was somehow linked or involved in arms. She didn't end up with a camera sufficed to say.

    She then started to bleat at me that apple made arms, so I googled it, and I cant see that they do.
     
  28. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Samsung are also the worlds biggest shipbuilder.
     
  29. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

  30. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Sorry, worlds 2nd largest shipbuilder according to their wiki page.
     

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