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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: APPLE TO DROP COMPUTER HARDWARE FROM ITS PRODUCT RANGE Reply with quote

Hmmm... I thought that would get your attention Wink

- particularly with Hackintoshes selling like hot sausages in the land of leather shorts and thigh slappers.

Noooo, I'm not about to start a new Pythonesque rumour, but how many of you have taken a good look at Apple.com's home page recently?
Isn't there anything that strikes you as odd?

Do post your comments before I give away the secret, but I'm afraid I'm not giving away any hotdogs or Hackintoshes for the right answer Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it has something to do with Apple Computer Inc, becoming Apple Inc?

I went to Apple's web page as suggested and there was an ad for the 17inch MacBook Pro.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good try Smithy, let's see what the other come up with Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why, they seem to have a good mix at the moment even MS are playing copycat. Razz

Read on another forum

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Microsoft launches own retail chain

Copied from PC Retail

Software giant set to open a network of its own stores
Microsoft is launching itself directly into the retail sector, with plans to open a slew of its own official stores.

The new division will be headed up by David Porter, 25-year Wall Mart veteran and former head of worldwide product distribution at DreamWorks Animation SKG.

The stores will initially appear in the US. It is currently unclear as yet if the operation will go global, or what specific product it will carry – though Microsoft said the stores may include various PCs and mobile devices running Windows as well as Xbox 360 consoles, according to the Wall Street Journal.
"The purpose of opening these stores is to create deeper engagement with consumers and continue to learn firsthand about what they want and how they buy," Microsoft said in a statement.

It is thought the move could be in response to rival Apple’s retail division, which has achieved a great deal of success since it launched in 2001.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
I don't know why, they seem to have a good mix at the moment even MS are playing copycat. Razz

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Microsoft launches own retail chain

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Software giant set to open a network of its own stores
Microsoft is launching itself directly into the retail sector, with plans to open a slew of its own official stores.

The new division will be headed up by David Porter, 25-year Wall Mart veteran and former head of worldwide product distribution at DreamWorks Animation SKG.

The stores will initially appear in the US. It is currently unclear as yet if the operation will go global, or what specific product it will carry – though Microsoft said the stores may include various PCs and mobile devices running Windows as well as Xbox 360 consoles, according to the Wall Street Journal.
"The purpose of opening these stores is to create deeper engagement with consumers and continue to learn firsthand about what they want and how they buy," Microsoft said in a statement.

It is thought the move could be in response to rival Apple’s retail division, which has achieved a great deal of success since it launched in 2001.


That gave me some funny visuals!

You are greeted at the door by aging ex-programmers (probably retirees from MS's "Bug fixing" department- Their fingers crippled from too much typing) in blue vests covered in "Flair"...

You really just want to find the "Idiot Bar" to ask some questions...

But you can't see very far over the monotonous line of hulking mammoth pc cases that tower before you like some suburban rendition of Stonehenge...

You ask an employee directions, and he puts you on the phone with "David" in Connecticut who's accent sounds suspiciously more like he's from Calcutta...

...only to be told that you will have to pay $49.95 if you want directions.

You give up and try to leave the store, only to be delayed by 23 minutes while the computer that controls the automatic doors reboots, due to a "movement" error.

After finally exiting, you discover that you have somehow picked up 47 viruses in the brief time you spent in the store.


That's rich!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their homepage? As in apple.com? Nothing unusual besides iLife and iWork in big bright colorful letters at the top. But thats usually what they do with now releases.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good Aarg-a-knot

this one really made me LOL

Aargh-a-Knot wrote:
You really just want to find the "Idiot Bar"

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found it...

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.Just kidding... Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not that quote from Jobs back when he was at NeXT, and said that if he was in charge he would kill the Mac, and move on to the next thing?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, do we get another hint or are you gonna start handing out the hot dogs? Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see anything odd but a big picture showing the lightest macbook in the world ad.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostdawg wrote:
I don't see anything odd but a big picture showing the lightest macbook in the world ad.


ah, well, I know they keep changing the page, or maybe it's a different page depending where you log on from.

How many other Macs did you see from the hardware line up Ghosty?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aquafire wrote:
I found it..

http://tinyurl.com/yodv3s
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Do they all say "Linnix" in America?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's random jazzman. You might get a MacBook banner, or an iLife banner, or iTunes banner, or whatever.

The MacBooks are Apples best selling computers. Why wouldn't they pimp them?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazzman wrote:
Do they all say "Linnix" in America?

It's not an American thing, per se. It's because the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds is Finnish, and he pronounces his name as "Linnus" not "Line-us." Linux bears his name and pronunciation.
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