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Old 09-14-2012, 07:01 AM   #376
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This article from the Guardian, though almost a year old, does a good job explaining why the Apple hate exists.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:11 AM   #377
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This article from the Guardian, though almost a year old, does a good job explaining why the Apple hate exists.
I really liked the appropriateness of the first comment to that article:

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I think the question is not "why do people hate Apple", it should be "why do people who love Apple have absolutely no tolerance for those who are a little more sceptical"?
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #378
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt:

“Last year it took 22 hours for iPhone pre-orders to stock out. This year it took less than an hour.”

A disappointing update for sure.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #379
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt:

“Last year it took 22 hours for iPhone pre-orders to stock out. This year it took less than an hour.”

A disappointing update for sure.
The question is, are they out of stock because the demand is higher, or because the supply is lower?

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #380
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt:

“Last year it took 22 hours for iPhone pre-orders to stock out. This year it took less than an hour.”

A disappointing update for sure.
They don't say how many they had available, did they?
It's well known that apple like to have "sold out" to increase the hype and have people queuing at the stores. By the way, you're still here? I'd thought you'd have set camp outside the store by now.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #381
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But medium to long term it doesn't look to good, now that they appear to have run out of new ideas to impress people. Fortunes change quickly in this business.
My favorite line from the presser

"With the iPhone 5 the oceans look bluer, children are happier and the world is a more beautiful place"

Surely they can further impress people with even happier children and ever more bluer oceans for iPhone 6.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:57 PM   #382
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A disappointing update for sure.
Disappointing indeed.

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Apple's new iPhone 5 features support for LTE networks across the world, but it won't be able to offer simultaneous voice and data on all of them.
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Apple had that AD about "can your phone do this" while showing a voice and data call simultaneously. Well, guess what? The AD on youtube is now private and you can't see it, wonder why?
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My favorite line from the presser

"With the iPhone 5 the oceans look bluer, children are happier and the world is a more beautiful place"

Surely they can further impress people with even happier children and ever more bluer oceans for iPhone 6.
Where was this? Did they seriously put it in the press release?
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #384
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt:

“Last year it took 22 hours for iPhone pre-orders to stock out. This year it took less than an hour.”

A disappointing update for sure.
Okaay. I can't believe what I just read.

It sold out over an hour beginning around 2 am. Enough people got up in the middle of the night to place their pre-order to run the stock out.

I can't decide whether that indicates a small amount of stock or a worrying number of disturbingly devoted people...

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Okaay. I can't believe what I just read.

It sold out over an hour beginning around 2 am. Enough people got up in the middle of the night to place their pre-order to run the stock out.

I can't decide whether that indicates a small amount of stock or a worrying number of disturbingly devoted people...

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What about both?
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I really liked the appropriateness of the first comment to that article:

I think the question is not "why do people hate Apple", it should be "why do people who love Apple have absolutely no tolerance for those who are a little more sceptical"?
Both of those questions are completely legitimate. Don't try tell me for a second only the latter one is.
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The question is, are they out of stock because the demand is higher, or because the supply is lower?

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Do you think Apple hates money? The supply is higher than it's ever been.


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They don't say how many they had available, did they?
It's well known that apple like to have "sold out" to increase the hype and have people queuing at the stores. By the way, you're still here? I'd thought you'd have set camp outside the store by now.
I like your tinfoil hat.
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The supply is higher than it's ever been.
Do you have proof or are you just talking out of your [beeeep]?

iPhone 5 Could be in Short Supply Waiting on Screens from Sharp
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Disappointing indeed.



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Apple had that AD about "can your phone do this" while showing a voice and data call simultaneously. Well, guess what? The AD on youtube is now private and you can't see it, wonder why?
Yes, that is unfortunate. If you'd been following allowing, you'd have noticed I pointed out my consternation about this on page 3 or thereabouts.

I don't know how to explain the lack of simultaneous voice & data on CDMA models. I am more or less certain the blame lies with squarely with with non-standard North American technologies as the GSM models do not have this problem.

I do wish the phone had been sold as a single model, though. At least global 3G roaming still works without a hitch.
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Do you have proof or are you just talking out of your [beeeep]?

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