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Welcome to the Apple Inc. board on SI. This thread is moderated. If you wish to participate here, please read at least the first two sections below.


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Fleshing out the anti-politics policy

Having conferred with Brad via PM, I want to clarify this board's policy with respect to political discussions.

If a political issue affects Apple as a company more than it would most companies, it's fair game for discussion here. A hypothetical example would be if Congress were debating a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to download any media file to more than one device. Clearly, Apple would be affected a lot more by the outcome of such a debate than would, say, IBM, Dell, HP, etc.

If a political issue affects the macro economy in some way, but doesn't affect Apple any more than it would any other company, it is not a topic for discussion here.
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172152And an better way of angering customers. I couldn't exaggerate how often I hJP Sullivan-06:14:24 AM
172151But what happens if an iPhone user tied into iTunes decides to switch to an AndrRyan Bartholomew-05:17:30 AM
172150Apple explicitly said that the iTunes business was run at break even. The volumeRyan Bartholomew-05:14:38 AM
172149The focus on new devices is misplaced, in my view. It ignores the growing incomeRyan Bartholomew-05:04:17 AM
172148OT: Muir was up there camping during the 1872 Lone Pine earthquake. Quite a curmDoren112:06:46 AM
172147Doren, I hate to break this to you but there are no curmudgeons in Yosemite. EveaaplAnnie-07/24/2014 11:46 PM
172146Please do. Please feed the curmudgeons. Doren-07/24/2014 11:24 PM
172145 aaplAnnie-07/24/2014 11:23 PM
172144well, this isn't happening. If I want to see Yosemite I'm going to have aaplAnnie-07/24/2014 11:18 PM
172143After a 50 minute download and creating a partition for it, the install takes abHeywood40-07/24/2014 10:06 PM
172142OK, third try here, got as far as 4.06 and it quit. Turkey! aaplAnnie-07/24/2014 09:32 PM
172141The ease of optical disk installs seems more attractive now? Doren-07/24/2014 08:58 PM
172140 Swatch wanting nothing to do with Apple Oops! <LOL!> JP Sullivan-07/24/2014 08:06 PM
172139In LA a 5 GB download took about 50 minutes but that was at 25mb/s. Here in Parclean86-07/24/2014 07:36 PM
172138Downloaded here in 50 minutes Creating a new partition looks like it will take Heywood40-07/24/2014 07:28 PM
172137My macro view seems to be more favorable than yours. My macro view is that nobRoad Walker-07/24/2014 06:34 PM
172136Yep that fits! Gave up on the install after trying 2 different connections bothclean86-07/24/2014 05:01 PM
172135 Three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. If we back out both MGV-07/24/2014 04:57 PM
172134 The tablet industry is under significant pressure that won't abait any tMGV107/24/2014 04:50 PM
172133Excellent post. Sorta like "Apple Inside" :-) o~~~ O Moonray-07/24/2014 04:10 PM
172132Recording the follow two analysts for posterity: one says Apple could be out ofMGV-07/24/2014 04:10 PM
172131Hi RoadWalker. Apple has committed to annual dividend increases. My macro viewrnsmth-07/24/2014 04:02 PM
172130[graphic] I've had it ass backwards all these years I think. My joke was tDoren-07/24/2014 03:54 PM
172129This is pretty interesting. Apple supplying only the hardware device and lettingDoren107/24/2014 03:50 PM
172128Taking the plunge to test the new OS. Going to install it on a secondary HD. Iclean86107/24/2014 03:48 PM
172127Xiaomi's new Mi 4 smartphone not 4G ready Xiaomi unveiled its Mi 4 smartphoMoonray-07/24/2014 03:46 PM
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