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"
tony
Member since:
2005-07-06

"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.
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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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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think you and I have different ideas of who techs are. Hint: mine are not multimedia masters.

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RE[4]: It's a funny old world
by tony on Fri 26th Apr 2013 02:57 in reply to "RE[3]: It's a funny old world"
tony Member since:
2005-07-06

I think you and I have different ideas of who techs are. Hint: mine are not multimedia masters.


Doing a bit of video, audio, photos, these days that's not a multi-media master. That's just using the Internet.

Even Miguel de Icaza said: "Computing-wise that three week vacation turned out to be very relaxing. Machine would suspend and resume without problem, WiFi just worked, audio did not stop working, I spent three weeks without having to recompile the kernel to adjust this or that, nor fighting the video drivers, or deal with the bizarre and random speed degradation that my ThinkPad suffered."

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