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Subra0   9/28/2010 8:31:28 AM
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The root cause for people not acknowledging "unimaginable technical miracles" lies in the fact that they are offerred at "dead cheap prices". Anything at a low cost has no "real value" at least in the long term. Infact, Mobile phones have the most cutting edge technologies right from PCB design, assembly, product design, micro antenna design, RF, digital, embedded processor co-design etc than any other product yet more often than not it is dropped, stomped upon, soaked, washed ... Subra Subramanian

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wfarid   9/27/2010 5:04:04 AM
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I'm neither Apple fan nor hater. I think that the customers have the right to whine as long as they are paying money to have their products. In the end, companies' success is measured by the satisfaction (i.e. "revenue" from the company POV) their products give to the consumers. As for the customer expectations; they are getting higher and higher because of the competence between many companies creating semi-similar products, which is fair in a capitalist world. -Walid

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ylshih   8/4/2010 8:27:18 AM
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I think consumers we have led consumers to expect a lot, even more so in Apple's case due to their marketing (hence the blow-up over the antenna). This has been due to the explosion of new product categories that have been created and the steady product improvements they've been given over the last 30-40 years (the compounding rate of 20-30% annual improvements is fierce!) But that high bar was something we were proud to be able to deliver, and in doing so we set the expectation for the next product and the next and so on. We've probably all complained about the costs and abuses of product liability litigation, but it has also made for much safer airplanes, cars, tools, and so on. Setting that bar high has both benefits and costs.

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tpfj   8/2/2010 3:03:27 PM
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http://www.paconsulting.com/our-thinking/pa-consulting-group-iphone-antenna-test-results/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juytk2OA4GI

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ahshabazz   7/29/2010 6:38:27 AM
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It was recently reported that customers could legally jail break their iPhones ( essentially voiding ATTs contract with Apple! ), but when I looked, ATTs stock hasn't budged. ..Whats going on here?

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b97   7/28/2010 8:23:21 PM
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In the dropped call problem, Apple suffered a tactical quality backslide due to incomplete or hurries test & integration. A tactical error by a strategic superstar.

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Fred McMurry   7/26/2010 3:11:52 PM
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All, The thing that bothers me most about the really cool stuff that's being produced these days is that it's being produced at all. The U.S. in particular has become such a consumer nation. One in which we toss away perfectly good stuff just for the sake of the having latest gadget. I realize that there is a great deal of utility to the iPhone and other "smart" phones but at what point do we say enough is enough? Aren't there more important problems to be solved in the world? Why are we so wrapped up in the failings of something that in the grand scheme of things means nothing?

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loggie   7/21/2010 8:48:26 PM
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My only gripe with Apple and the iPhone4 is not that there was a mistake made in the antenna design/placement - no engineer is perfect and sometimes due to market pressures the mistake can slip through. I don't approve, however of the way that Steve Jobs handled the antenna issue. Initially, Mr. Jobs seemed to be unwilling to take this dropped call issue seriously and even blamed the whole thing on the signal strength icon. Finally, after Consumer Reports rated the iPhone4 as a "not recommended", Steve held a press conference where he apologized for the mistake and offered what I consider a "band-aid" fix with the free bumper case. I would think that he would have addressed a permanent fix for the iPhone4. So it is not the mistake that is the problem here-it is the reluctance that Apple has shown in acknowledging the mistake with the iPhone4 that I think that reflects poorly on Apple as a corporation. Tim

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Der_Fisherman   7/21/2010 6:13:41 PM
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I react badly (as far as the companies are concerned) to overblown or blatantly illegal marketing methods. Which means that I generally build only AMD computers and never buy Apple products. Usually, other companies come along and do a "proper job" or what the Apple could have been with a little effort and usually the copy is at a cheaper price......I buy one of those, maybe a year later than the "I" something!!! Intel cut pins of its cheaper chips (Celeron?)in 1999 to stop people using them in Dual Processor mainboards, plus they ran a terror campaign against AMD, so I vote with my money NOT to buy intel ever again. The mainboad manufacturers of the day "generated" the missing pin(s) with a small bit of logic and got around it.....so they achieved nothing by trying to "F**K" their customers.... regards Andy

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Der_Fisherman   7/21/2010 6:07:16 PM
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I react badly (as far as the companies are concerned) to overblown or blatantly illegal marketing methods. Which means that I generally build only AMD computers and never buy Apple products. Usually, other companies come along and do a "proper job" or what the Apple could have been with a little effort and usually the copy is at a cheaper price......I buy one of those, maybe a year later than the "I" something!!! Intel cut pins of its cheaper chips (Celeron?)in 1999 to stop people using them in Dual Processor mainboards, plus they ran a terror campaign against AMD, so I vote with my money NOT to buy intel ever again. The mainboad manufacturers of the day "generated" the missing pin(s) with a small bit of logic and got around it.....so they achieved nothing by trying to "F**K" their customers.... regards Andy

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