Originally Posted by rdfry
I won't be helping Apple out ever. The company took on the personality of Steve and should they go bust then so be it.
The problem with Apple going bust (not that it's going to happen soon, etc.) is that it will be followed by increased concern that the market for devices is falling, which will screw up the economy further. Components manufacturers will feel it first, but the effects will not stop there.
I'm not saying that you should go and buy Apple products to keep them going, but if the management screws things up so badly that they lead one of the most profitable companies to ruin, everybody is going to feel the effects.