Subject: Re: Apple played digital liberal nanny-stater, now faces several lawsuits
In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>, PeterN
> >> https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-25/analysts-cut-ipho...
> >> ipment-forecasts-citing-lukewarm-demand
> > that's nothing more than the usual analysts talking out their ass in an
> > attempt to manipulate the stock price for personal gain and that of
> > their clients.
> > last october, the same idiot analysts were saying the iphone 8/8+ were
> > a flop, that lines were short and no backlog of orders, it's not enough
> > of a jump over the 7 so people were opting for the 7 instead, little to
> > no customer excitement, blah blah blah.
> > at the earnings call in early november, apple stated the iphone 8/8+
> > were the two most popular models sold. the iphone x had not yet shipped
> > at that point.
> > it happens every quarter.
> > apple's next earnings call is in mid-february, where *actual* numbers
> > will be announced.
> >> But don't worry. Once it gets down to $40 I'll buy one
> >> to use as a camera...
> > you wouldn't use one if it was given to you for free.
> >> if they can demonstrate to me
> >> that the camera is usable without activating the phone.
> > there is *no* need to activate an iphone with cellular service.
> > you'll just need wifi for any connectivity (and you can also turn that
> > off if you prefer).
> > older iphones are commonly given to kids for exactly that purpose,
> > since the parents don't want to sign them up for their own cellphone
> > plan.
> I do not disagree with much of what you say. but, back up what you say
> with authenticated facts, and logic.
examples of october news reports:
The Taipei-based Economic Daily News reported Thursday that Apple cut
orders for its latest model, which went on sale last month, by more
than 50 percent. The newspaper didn