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Age of Apple is over according to Peter Thiel

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  1. Capo Dei Capi

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    https://www.rt.com/business/373418-peter-thiel-apple-end/
     
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  2. I know SEO

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    Didn't he also say something like "if there was no corruption, life would be boring" this morning as well?

    I think he's been taking too many drugs.
     
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    "Apple’s annual sales fell to $216 billion in the 2016"

    when this is a bad year, I think your company is doing ok.
    With the amount of money they are raking in per year they could completely destroy the competition releasing an iphone more powerful than any other. the age of apple will continue for years to come.


    also I hate planned obsolesce but it's the way our world works.
    if they or any of the big electronic companies wanted to they could release phones that blow the top of the range stuff we have now out of the water.
     
  5. Capo Dei Capi

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    He could very well be right if they don't enter markets that they have been ignoring for years.

    "The fall in sales was mostly down to declining sales of the iPhone, which is by far Apple’s most important product and accounts for two-thirds of all sales"
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/25/apple-profits-sales-decline-2016-iphone-7
     
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    So I wasted close to 2K in November when I bought my Macbook pro?

    I'm such an idiot.
     
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    WTF somebody told me Apple is a fashion company. :(
     
  8. Capo Dei Capi

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    They are a fashion company they are focusing on the look of the product first and the specs second.
     
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    I feel you, bought the 2015 gen back then, now the old 2015 gen will be dead even sooner :(
     
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    I hope they have something up their sleeves. Not just incremental innovation.
     
  11. Capo Dei Capi

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    This is from almost a decade ago, Xserve now only exists as a application and they no longer sell servers.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1058160/enterprise.html
     
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    With that kind of money they could write "fuck off microsoft" on the moon.
     
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    im just surprised they haven't yet.
     
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    As much as I can't stand Apple, I highly doubt they're going anywhere. They have the money and tech to break into other fields. If push comes to shove they will. They're too arrogant to fail.

    Let this be a lesson to all of you: making billions of dollars per year doesn't mean you're going to succeed.

    Edit: Weren't they going into the medical field at one point? Producing medical devices for hospitals and such?
     
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    Its not about them going away, just that they may not be as big as they were for the past few years.

    Need servers for a datacenter? : Apple can't provide for you
    Want to do hardcore video gaming? : Apple can't provide for you
    Need rugged computers and phones for hazardious environments? : Apple can't provide for you

    Its not like they have to totally change 100%, just those 3 areas can be modified. They could offer repackaged macbook pros and iphones in more rugged cases, A tower case for gamers as well as more CPU and GPU options, and server cases.
     
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    What goes up, must come down
     
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    Especially in the mornings
     
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    Yeah, but their target market is not and has never really been servers, gamers, and outdoorsmen.
     
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    You sir, have the most epic comment. 10/10
     
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    Good lord for 2k you could build a beast pc and have room to upgrade later.

    I personally dont like apple products (need more than a name for me) butas a company they shouldnt put all their eggs in one basket type thing.
     
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