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    Re: Steve Jobs resigns.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    AS much as I know Apple products are inferior and over priced, Jobs did a kick ass job.
    Agreed! I am no Apple fanboy that's for sure, their computer division is crap, unsupported, and massively overpriced, and they take, and have been taking advantage of their faithful for years. Back in 04 Apples stock was hovering around $40 bucks or so if memory serves. I bought about a thousand shares just for giggles.. Right after that they release the iPod, and their stock took off and never looked back. I got out a couple of years ago as I sensed that their good fortune was about to all come crumbling down. Well I was wrong about that, but I made a ton of cash off them..

    Jobs was a visionary I'll give him that. He saw a fledgling line (Tablet PC's) and turned it upside down. I agree that the iPad is a drink-coaster for business people and anyone serious about surfing the net, but he forced other OEM's to follow suit, and now we have a myriad of manufacturers producing much better tablets than the iPad. He took the MP3 business and revolutionized it with the iPOD, etc.. Apple's computer division still only appeals to a niche market of loyal users, but all the other segments under the Apple umbrella are innovative, and forward looking. He deserves credit for that, and Apple won't be the same without him.


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    Re: Steve Jobs resigns.

    TMZ is on the case. Photos of Steve Jobs today. Not looking good.

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    Re: Steve Jobs resigns.

    He held on too long. I wouldn't be surprised if he passed away soon. Not that I'm wishing for this, but look at the pictures in the post above mine.

    He must be extremely ill to have given up his job.

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    Re: Steve Jobs resigns.

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    He held on too long. I wouldn't be surprised if he passed away soon. Not that I'm wishing for this, but look at the pictures in the post above mine.

    He must be extremely ill to have given up his job.
    Yeah unfortunately hes very sick....no cure for pancreatic cancer

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    Re: Steve Jobs resigns.

    Yeah, he's been having some really serious stuff going on health-wise for nearly a decade. Those pics are pretty worrying - looks like wasting. He hasn't announced what his current health problem is, but wasting like that means it's no laughing matter.

    His job was probably insanely stressful and I hope he finds some sort of relief from his health problems now that he's stepped down.

    There's a part of me that's with dontworrybehappy - I'm a Linux user. Desktop Linux has come a long way in the last few years, in terms of being usable for the average person who isn't a total computer geek. Everything has been dealt with except the gaming issue - which should be dealt with next year by Cubes Linux. Linux is very close to being perfect, and it blows both MS and Apple out of the water as far as I'm concerned.

    I can't say I would ever buy a Mac product. Overpriced, undersupported, as he said, and I hate the "walled garden" thing. I really do. It defeats the entire purpose of communications technology.

    But... as a CEO, Jobs did deliver to his shareholders, which is his primary job. That can't be denied. He was good at what he did - even if there are lots of reasons to hate the product.
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    Re: Steve Jobs resigns.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    More to the point, Apple is now making most of its profit from iPhone/iPad/iTunes -- not personal computers. MS has been much less successful outside of its core business.
    That's not true. The iPhone, the iPad, and the Mac are making the most money for them. iTunes was an investment to drive customers to their hardware, as they have always been a hardware company in terms of business model. The Mac still does a lot of profit for them.

    As for Steve, it's sad to see him leave the company's CEO post and see him in poor health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    TMZ is on the case. Photos of Steve Jobs today. Not looking good.
    Looks like the walking dead. I give him 3 months.


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    Re: Steve Jobs resigns.

    Yea I was reading and pancreatic cancer is just about 100% fatal within a year. If he's had it more than a few months before telling anyone he won't see Christmas.

    Damn, I can't imagine knowing you won't see another xmas. Of course, nobody on this forum is guaranteed another one.

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    Re: Steve Jobs resigns.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's not true. The iPhone, the iPad, and the Mac are making the most money for them. iTunes was an investment to drive customers to their hardware, as they have always been a hardware company in terms of business model. The Mac still does a lot of profit for them.

    As for Steve, it's sad to see him leave the company's CEO post and see him in poor health.
    Fair enough, but what I meant is that iTunes is a necessary part of iPhone/Pad/Pod. Obviously iTunes itself is free.

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    Re: Steve Jobs resigns.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Fair enough, but what I meant is that iTunes is a necessary part of iPhone/Pad/Pod. Obviously iTunes itself is free.
    iTunes music store/etc is built to be a loss leader. It took them years to break even with it.
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