Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 22:35 UTC
Apple "Apple just posted its hotly-anticipated Q2 2013 earnings, and the company posted a profit of $9.5b on revenues of $43.6b, compared to $11.6b in profit on $39.2b in revenue this quarter last year and $13.1b in profit on $54.5b in revenue last quarter. That's right in line with the company's guidance from last quarter. Most importantly, iPhone sales are fairly flat year-over-year. Apple sold 37.04 million in Q2 2013 versus last year's 35.1 million, a modest growth of seven percent. iPad sales for the quarter were 19.5 million, up a massive 65 percent from last year's 11.8 million, but the average selling price (ASP) dropped fairly steeply year-over-year, likely due to the introduction of the cheaper iPad mini."
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RE[2]: It's a funny old world
by tony on Wed 24th Apr 2013 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE: It's a funny old world"
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"The prolific use of Apple laptops by qualified techies in all industries should point to the fact that the company isn't just about selling dumbed down products.

I beg to differ. OSX is getting dumber with each release. OSX isn't the awesome product of yesteryear. IMHO, Linux has improved to the point where techys don't need OSX to babysit them, and actually is a real hindrance to getting work done. There are a number of people that buy OSX just to put linux on it. I kind of understand that.

I beg to differ-differ. If that was true about Linux, techs would be using Linux on their laptops more than they are now, which is rare. And Macs don't hinder anything for me, it actually makes things really easy and seamless. The backup function in particular (Time Machine) makes it a breeze.

And if you do anything multi-media, the workflow is often obnoxious or non-existent. Even the Linux Action Show can't do their full show production workflow in Linux (at least the last I heard, about 9 months ago). To say nothing about mic drivers, mixer board drivers, and video editing is a joke (and a breeze on a Mac).

I've got Linux on my Mac laptop, but in a VM to do webapp development.

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