Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 22:09 UTC
Apple "Apple Inc reported quarterly revenue that slightly missed Wall Street expectations as sales of its flagship iPhone came in below target, sending its shares down more than 4 percent. The world's largest technology company shipped 47.8 million iPhones, lower than the roughly 50 million that Wall Street analysts had predicted. Sales of the iPad came in at 22.9 million in the fiscal first quarter, about in line with forecasts." I'll leave the financials to the experts, but one thing that stood out to me: Apple sold 4.2 million Macs, almost a million below expectations. How much of a future does desktop computing have at Apple? Update: The NYT/Reuters changed the title during the night. Fixed it.
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White Goods
by Chrispynutt on Thu 24th Jan 2013 11:54 UTC
Chrispynutt
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2012-03-14

At this point PCs and TVs are back in the white goods category. You replace them when they break.

Surely Macs are like Dysons at this stage. Those that love them swear by them and everyone else just gets the cheapest one they can.

Computers are ultimately tools, going from flint to iron is worth the upgrade otherwise keep it sharp and use it as long as you can.

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