Arrogance & Hubris in Apple-Land

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Ariella
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Ariella   11/5/2012 9:39:01 AM
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Aside from the court problems, some consider Apple to have lost its innovative edge:

Apple's innovation is sputtering," Global Equities Research's Trip Chowdhry wrote in a research note to clients. "Why is that Apple, the company that brought touch to phones and tablets, stopped just there and did not bring touch to notebooks and iMacs? Why is it that Apple brought high-resolution screens to ... some MacBooks and not to all devices? High-resolution screens are a commodity today........

"The analyst added that he believed the company may be rushing products and lacking a viable roadmap, a fact that, Chowdhry said, possibly led to Scott Forstall's departure. "Our contacts speculate that Apple executive leadership may have rushed Scott Forstall to deliver products prematurely," the analyst wrote. "This may also indicate that Apple may be lacking a three- to four-year product road map, because if a roadmap existed, engineers would not be pushed to ship products prematurely - especially when they are not fully tested."

Anna young
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Anna young   11/4/2012 6:18:10 PM
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_hm, There must be a lot of eccentric judges in the United Kingdom! The first ruling was from one single judge and then three Appeal Court judges confirmed the order, reviewed Apple's "compliance," found it wanting and ordered it to do only what it was ordered. The eccentric here was . . . Apple.

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_hm   11/4/2012 8:48:31 AM
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@Flyingscot: I agree with you. Apple did appropriate thing for eccentric judge.

 

Anna young
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Anna young   11/4/2012 8:37:53 AM
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@Barbara, absolutely. The law caught up with Bernie Madoff and he is serving his time in prison. But Apple appears to disregard authority and give no thoughts to its actions.  I agree Babs; if Apple continues in this manner it may eventually start to fail in the court of public opinion.

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Anna young   11/4/2012 7:45:16 AM
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@FlyingScot, agreed Apple published a statement. OK! However, adding a little extra is tantamount to sticking its middle finger at the court's ruling. I think Apple was plainly smirking. It's pure arrogance!

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FLYINGSCOT   11/3/2012 2:35:16 PM
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Out of interest's sake did Apple say anything untruthful in its statement?  It sounds like they did as ordered but added a little extra too ;-)

Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   11/2/2012 12:48:26 PM
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We've all seen what happens when a person or organization believes they are above the law. Bernie Madoff comes to mind. OK, not everybody who flouts the law gets what they deserve, but the Apple-Samsung battle is playing out in a very public way. You are correct in that Apple should adhere to the letter of the law and not interpret it. Eventually, Apple will start to fail in the court of public opinion, if not the court of law.



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