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BEDWARDS972
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1/14/2013 | 7:49:13 PM
re: Apple Cuts iPhone 5 Part Orders In Half
Goes to show that consumers are smarter and more practical than "experts" like Harry McCracken. It's not all about design, it's about functionality like removable batteries and memory cards and choice in form factors, and not being locked into iTunes. Apple's model got the smartphone market going, but it fails in the face of real competition. Thankfully people are wising up and Apple will be forced to change or it's back to niche player.
majenkins
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1/14/2013 | 9:23:29 PM
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Amen. I was hoping some of the experts would back off a little on their Apple-itis but I guess not.
RawBob
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1/15/2013 | 12:24:06 AM
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Your linkbait lede:

"Apple, responding to weak market demand, has sliced orders for iPhone 5 parts by as much as 50%."

Then, in the text, you write:

"If accurate..."

Have trouble making up your mind. Did you consider the likelihood of that 65 million number? Did you realize that the WSJ has since retracted it?

Do you consider yourself to be a "journalist?"

Piablo
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1/15/2013 | 3:12:11 PM
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It's a real shame "journalists" have lost so much character and credibility. It sure would be nice if the author of this junk would answer an honest question; is this article 1. an anti apple hit piece, 2. pure made up screed for the purposes of link bait, or 3. the author simply has no business background and is writing about things he does not understand and has no credibility reporting on?

Gadgetry is not business. The enjoyment of playing with toys and electronics does not make one a business analyst of electronics companies. Case in point: Eric suggests that Apple should emulate its competitor to improve business. Apple, the MOST PROFITABLE company IN THE WORLD, should emulate another company that is not as profitable. Now, the last I understood it, the purpose of business is to be profitable. Do i need to chew on this point any longer than I have?

Piablo
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1/15/2013 | 3:30:20 PM
re: Apple Cuts iPhone 5 Part Orders In Half
If only everyone was like Mr. B. Edwards.... Is a locked battery cover and no memory card really your 2 most important features in a phone? Seriously? I wish I could do a psych profile on guys like you.... these odd Apple haters. We're talking about what kind of phone people prefer to use and you guys act like Apple is forcing a rectal probe on you. "Thankfully people are wising up..." Thankfully? because it was so dreadful that other people were buying a product you didn't like? Perhaps its that iPhone users could give two sh!ts what kind of phone an android user buys.
Honestly, get a grip and see a shrink.
GAProgrammer
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1/15/2013 | 8:53:32 PM
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Speaking of knowng what you are talking about, highest maket cap != most profitable company.

I agree with most of your comment tho.
ANON1238709573295
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1/15/2013 | 11:11:32 PM
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Fan boy alert!


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