Better is NOT Perfect

June 9, 2009

STUPID APPLE, YOU SUCK! (Best Write-Up of WWDC Reaction 2009)

Filed under: I Hate Apple Users — Tags: , , — Gerald @ 11:00 pm

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Without a doubt, the best write-up of the annual crybaby WWDC reaction is at The Graphic Mac.

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April 26, 2009

3rd Generation iPhone? My money is on June 26, 2009. [Updated 4X]

Filed under: I Love Apple Hardware, I Love Apple Integration — Tags: , , , — Gerald @ 1:59 pm

Apple’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference kicks off June 8. Expected topics of conversation include Snow Leopard and iPhone OS 3.0. What is also expected is new hardware announcements. My call? A solid release date for new models of iPhones (including a 32GB Model), a vague release window for Snow Leopard (“This Fall” or “In October”), and if there is any new hardware at all, it won’t be announcement worthy – just a few bumps in memory or hard drive space on existing models. (That’s right. No mini-tower Mac, No Tablet, No netbook.)

[UPDATE: June 3 Apple updates much of the line with no fanfare whatsoever.]

Also, I expect Steve Jobs to be a No Show.

[UPDATE: May 13: CONFIRMED! Phil Schiller will be giving the keynote]

So… if new iPhones are announced at the Jobs-less Keynote on June 8, when can we expect to have one in our grubby hands?
I’m calling the last Friday in June. Does ANYONE disagree? I didn’t think so.

Beware any “analyst” who suddenly gets a report of parts shortages and/or FCC hang-ups. Many are just seeking page hits and some are even shorting the stock. Always consider the source. Investigate an analyst’s history with Apple predictions before believing anything they say.

Of course… the price of any company’s stock is based on perception, not reality. I’m predicting the rumors will start swirling the last week of May
[UPDATE: May 22: CONFIRMED]
but will die down immediately following WWDC 2009. Things will remain quiet until about a week before the announced iPhone launch date (I’m calling June 26). Then, expect a doozy of a rumor. Repeat for the announced Snow Leopard release date. Invest accordingly.

[UPDATE: The iPhone 3GS will ship June 19 – missed by six days.]

[Disclaimer: I have no idea what I’m talking about and if you follow my investing advice you will end up penniless.]

P.S. I hope I’m wrong on the tablet and the mini-tower, but I doubt it.]

March 25, 2009

Thinking Different is Sometimes just Dumbness

Filed under: I Hate Apple Users, I Hate Apple, Inc. — Tags: , — Gerald @ 9:34 pm

Aaron Hillegass writes:

Every other conference in the world announces its date and location at least a year in advance, but year after year, Mac developers wait around to hear when Appleā€™s World-Wide Developer Conference will be held. WWDC is usually held in the summer, and the date for this year has still not been announced. So I have an announcement:

I will be at the beach Jun 6 – 13. If Apple decides to hold WWDC that week, I will not be there.

We reserved a big beach house for that week with another family six months ago. I would have worked around WWDC if I known when it was to be held, but it is too late to change my plans now.

My advice: If you ever plan a conference for thousands of people, I suggest you announce the date and location a year or more in advance.

I disagree with the “year or more” portion, but 4 – 8 weeks more lead time would be an improvement.

( Via possible/probable)

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