Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 20th Jan 2011 20:58 UTC, submitted by fran
Apple "Tim Cook, the acting CEO for Apple, confirmed yesterday that the company will be spending nearly four billion dollars over the next 24 months in what it calls long term component contracts - and we believe that Apple might be on the verge of bringing back Project Aquarius."
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RE: Caution
by fran on Fri 21st Jan 2011 17:58 UTC in reply to "Caution"
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

that's just the thing. Apple is the giant.
The second largest company in the world after Exonn Mobil

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/23/apples_gains_make_it_...

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RE[2]: Caution
by JAlexoid on Fri 21st Jan 2011 19:50 in reply to "RE: Caution"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

When they invest into CPU R&D as much as Intel then we'll consider them "the giant". They are the giant of the consumer products, there is no argument there.
Their base is unfortunately the "flaky" consumer products. People are a lot less loyal than companies. And that is why Apple are "raping" this golden opportunity they have. I would do the same in their place, because that is the smart move at he moment.
I hope this time they will have someone smart enough to formulate some long term strategy not to become irrelevant by the likes of Microsoft or other David of the rime.

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RE[3]: Caution
by fran on Fri 21st Jan 2011 20:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Caution"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

it was just an observation.

it also have $90 billion dollars in cash reserves.
it is buying up huge amounts of land rumoured for RD and production. It also have a lot of interesting job postings lately reflecting the growth of their in house RD projects.

Suprised by the amount of anti apple trolling.
I'm neutral to apple/windows/linux in general, and think they all a place in this world.

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RE[2]: Caution
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 21st Jan 2011 20:01 in reply to "RE: Caution"
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2008-06-02

that's just the thing. Apple is the giant.
The second largest company in the world after Exonn Mobil


...but only according to a single, largely useless metric.

Yawn, call me when "giant" Apple has even a FRACTION of the influence over the rest of the computer industry that even CISCO or Qualcomm has (let alone Intel).

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