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Apple's Profits Q4 2011


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guess it. what do you think it is? STOP! NO! dont google you fag i said guess.









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just a little more to see....



















ok can you believe that they profited about....


















$7 BILLION!!! and this is PROFITS not revenue, that is cash in pocket.

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this is why they cost 2 times as much as windows, but you will have to go over to the dark side of the force. you think the price would come down a $1 or $2, but then again when or if they add Blu-Ray to the format the price would go up $300 $400 to add a burner.

but i do have to say.. they are very every nice.

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I was an Apple junkie ever since the original B&W Macs. I've written software for them since then as well, moving to them after the Commodore 64 platform. I hated Windows and avoided it like the plague.

But around the time Windows 7 came out things changed. It used to be that Apple users liked Apples, "because they work!". But as Apple focused more and more on their iPod (and later iPhone, then iPad), they started neglecting the Mac OS more and more.

Apple never used to release an OS update until was thoroughly tested and bug free. But bugs started popping up, not game-breakers, but annoying ones nonetheless.

The other issue was backward compatibility. It used to be that every major Windows upgrade required most software to be upgraded as well. Meanwhile the newest Macs could still always run even the oldest software. WOW, has this EVER changed!

Apple doesn't give a rats ass about older hardware or software anymore. As soon as they release a new Mac or new iOS device, say goodbye to your old ones because support and compatibility for them just went out the window. I think Apple makes more money off of developers needing to buy new hardware all the time for testing then they do from actual consumers!

Now it's Windows 7 "that works!" It's really come a long way, looks nice, and is much more functional. I only use my Mac for development now, and even then only because I make WAY more money from Mac/iOS then I do from Windows/Android.

At its core OS X is still an amazing technology, and easily has far more potential than Windows. Unfortunately Apple won't be happy until they mangled it beyond all recognition, or any chance of salvation.

My last purchase of two top-of-the-line Windows machines were cheaper than one top-of-the-line Mac would have cost me, came with better and faster hardware, triple the memory, more features, and left me change for coffee! I have had no regrets!
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My last purchase of two top-of-the-line Windows machines were cheaper than one top-of-the-line Mac would have cost me, came with better and faster hardware, triple the memory, more features, and left me change for coffee! I have had no regrets!


this is the main reason for their success imho, way way over priced.

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Haha, so true, computer-n00bs always believe "more expensive" == better

Except when buying Apple you're only paying for the apple-logo on the back :P

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Seems only yesterday PC vs Mac threads ridiculed Apple as little to no threat... Staying alive just because of their iPods and also so that MS doesn't become a monopoly. But so much has changed the recent years. With 58% increase in brand value this year alone, it's astonishing, and shows how the tech field can change overnight. Even though the sales are mainly from the iPad and iPhones, their Macs are actually increasing in sales too. While PC users had the advantage of being cheaper for similar components, it has become and will get closer since Apple has put all their production into China too. The price for competition?

Many years ago, I used to work part time at a printing place. And though we all used Dells, I asked the document creation and graphic specialists which platform they prefer since they've used both (they were taught on Macs). Surprisingly, they unanimously said Macs. They thought it was worth spending the extra for own personal use.

The advantage of Macs was it's stable platform, partially due to it being made of the same components. When installing something on the PC, with so many variations, there's a chance it won't run as intended on one setup compared to another. The designers have to take in every consideration of different types, in which alone makes it less efficient and more bug prone to say on a Mac. Well, it is sad that they forgone backwards compatibility in their latest releases. But maybe it's a rare occurrence. Us PC users are quite used to it.

I've personally never owned a Mac. But I was reluctant to switch to Windows long ago and became an Amiga User. When Commodore finally went bankrupt, was when I decided to get a PC with their new Windows 95. Without a doubt it was like I took a step backwards for many years. Well, I'm happy with Windows 7. Been using it since it became open beta...even have upgraded straight from beta to retail with some hacks. Still as smooth as ever with no reboots except for updates. How an OS should be.


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