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 leos on Wed 24th Apr 2013 20:38 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.

Name one thing that you can't do in OSX now that you could do before. Nothing about OSX has gotten dumber.
Some of the apps on top has been updated, and some iOS features have been integrated, but nothing was taken away. You can still take advantage of the unixy goodness underneath while having an integrated notification center, chatting with iMessage, and getting stuff from the app store.

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