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Apple Worth More Than IBM and Intel

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  1. malware New Member

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    Apple is now the most valuable computer maker in the world. At the current US$186 per share, Apple's value as a company is US$162B. That's now larger than IBM ($159B) and Intel ($155B) and fourth in terms of computer companies behind only Cisco ($189B), Google ($208B), and Microsoft ($290B). Read the full report in Saul Hansell's New York Times blog.

    Source: The Mac Observer
  2. Ravenas

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    This is great news for us as consumers. :toast:
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    Im not a hater, I have great respect for all companies until I experience them screwing me over. Whats up microsoft :laugh:
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    I guess it pays to be in school art programs? Or at lease the High School I went to was all Apple's. If Apple has more software that I'd like, I'd go and buy a G5 any day of the week.
  5. ex_reven New Member

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    Apple's arnt better for school art. Whether it be video or image based.
    Though it was the case in previous years.
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    Yeah, It's been about 6 years since I was in my high school. So, now how is apple getting better so quick? Is it the fact that it is easy to handle base computer that even M$ is developing stuff to put on it?
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    Well the way I look at it, I use both OSes and each of them have their perks. However, I do have the opinion that Mac is a better OS for everything but gaming. That's just my opinion. However, with Apple's growth this may indeed change in the near future. Only time will tell. :cool:
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    Here, here. I hope that they can also. Like to see Apple and M$ go at it on the whole "bragging rights". I thought of putting Linux on my computer by putting a new HDD in it for just that, But still thinking on the support that they have?
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    *trying to not say anything bad about Apple*
    I like Their cases, but their monitors are extremely ugly.
    It I could game on Apple and it didn't cost like gaming PC, then perhaps I would buy it
    but for now, WinX64 is stable as a rock!
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    Apple desktops are not more expensive than a PC with the same hardware.

    And they're monitors are ugly? I hope you mean the casings are ugly, because the panels themselves are stunning.
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    i thing the adoption of windows in mac's really works
    i thing the 2 years contract make iphones looks greate
    i thing the ipod must have he best headset

    apple sell the best gadgets the sleekest pc cases which run windows
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    The three greatest products that any company could do for themselves. "I"am for anyone who can hope and try to take over the market lie apple is planning.
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    I've always thought the cases were ugly and the panels substandard to alternative manufactures in the same price bracket.
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    Well, the casing is purely opinion, but considering they use the same exact panel as the other manufacturers in their price bracket, they're hardly substandard.
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    how so?
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    That's not true.
    They use inferior panels, such as with the 3007WFP and the Apple 30" monitors.
    And they price their monitors higher and sometimes much higher than the competition.
    This, coupled with the casing design, which I, and everyone I've ever known find awful, makes for a pretty lowsy end deal.

    With most Apple products these days, you pay for a name, but get a good product. With monitors, you pay for the name and get an inferior product.
    I always know that if someone has an Apple monitor, they are the true definition of "fanboy".

    P.S. How can Apple control less than 8% of the Desktop market and be worth more than Microsoft? These people must be absolutely amazing with marketing to stupid hardware noobs.
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    You cant pirate a physical computer system :laugh:.
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    when you got a cell phone like the I'phone, and 5 high demand Mp3 players, who couldn't be worth so much? i'll never get an i'pod but 20 others will
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    Yeah and Im beginning to see Ibooks everywhere :p
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    one word - Ipod
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    I know all apple products are one word. Just the way I've all way type their product names. And ex_reven, I forgot all about their laptops
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    Hmmm. So selling things for high prices as opposed to reasonable prices seems to be the key to fiscal success of a company. (Whether it's server hardware, OS software, or personal computers)
  23. ex_reven New Member

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    Though then again, you rarely hear people complaining about Macs :p
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    I got my first experiences using a computer by way of Macintosh way back in the day, so I've got a special place in my heart for the company, even if I think the current leadership royally screws over its customers today (non-replaceable batteries in iPods, contract-only-iPhones, etc.).
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    No? Show me the price you get on an HD2900XT native to Apple? When you cant find that for 350 bucks then let me know how much they are charging for an X1900.

    Iv been using Mac for close to 15 years professionally and they haven't made a good system in about 5 years. All they are now are over priced name dropping pretty boys. However OSX is STILL better to me than XP or Vista.

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