Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

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Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:36 am

Have the great unwashed finally realised that they're paying way over the odds for stuff they can buy for half the price or less?

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Re: Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:51 am

Necroing threads that sucked the first time?

AC is bigger than that. 8)
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Re: Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

Post by gnome » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:11 pm

A failure of planned obsolescence. Newer devices are having a longer useful life.

Or so goes a theory I read this morning by that unimpeachable source, "some guy on the internet".
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Re: Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

Post by Witness » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:07 am

Bad news, for a phone company. :|

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Re: Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:10 am

I agree with Gnome. I mean, do you really need a new iphone every year? I'm still making due with an iphone 5 (5C actually) although I'm thinking about upgrading to something newer. They keep raising the price for the newest version.

Also it's getting hard to imagine what else they can do to add significant value over the current version. Incremental improvements, sure. But an incremental improvement isn't really a reason to get the newest one if the one you have still works fine.
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Re: Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

Post by Doctor X » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:29 pm

PC users are terribly scared of Android sales.

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Re: Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

Post by xouper » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:36 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:29 pm
PC users are terribly scared of Android sales.

--J.D.
I use both PCs and Macs and I'm not the least bit scared.

Nor are the many PC users I know (both personally and professionally) scared of Android sales.

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Re: Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:19 am

I use one of these, PCs and very occasionally a Mac, (that I didn't pay squillions of quids for.)

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Re: Bad News for Doc and the Apple Fan Boys

Post by Witness » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:19 am

Apple agrees to pay back-taxes to French authorities

PARIS (Reuters) - Apple’s French division said it had reached a deal with France to pay an undeclared amount of back-dated tax, which French media estimated at around 500 million euros ($571 million).

Apple’s French division confirmed the tax payment agreement, but did not disclose how much it had agreed to pay.

“As a multinational company, Apple is regularly audited by fiscal authorities around the world,” Apple France said in a statement.

“The French tax administration recently concluded a multi-year audit on the company’s French accounts, and those details will be published in our public accounts,” it said.
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