Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

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Oldjohnw
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Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

Postby Oldjohnw » 4 Jan 2019, 8:15pm

The worst is when you see couples both glued to their 'phones


Possibly texting each other.
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Bonefishblues
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Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

Postby Bonefishblues » 4 Jan 2019, 8:25pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
The worst is when you see couples both glued to their 'phones


Possibly texting each other.

Doing that social media thing whilst studiously avoiding social contact!

pete75
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Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

Postby pete75 » 4 Jan 2019, 8:37pm

wrangler_rover wrote:My pay as you go 79p phone that I have had for the past year does me just fine.
My £10 top up I put on it 12 months ago still has a few pence left.
I guess it is a matter of horses for courses, I personally do not need instant access to data and although am on Facebook and LinkedIn, use them occasionally and have yet to post anything on them.
What is instagram? I tried twitter once, never again!
I do have an iPhone supplied by my employer but use it for work only.

How did we manage 20 years ago with basic phones?
Looking at how people are now glued to their phones, parents at their children's swimming classes, families eating out, people sitting together in pubs. They appear to be oblivious to anybody and anything around them and might as well be alone in a room with their smartphone, their interactions with those in their company seem to be somewhere between non existant and limited.


So what? It's up to them how they spend their own time.

kwackers
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Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

Postby kwackers » 4 Jan 2019, 8:40pm

Oldjohnw wrote:
The worst is when you see couples both glued to their 'phones


Possibly texting each other.

Imagine the scene:

Blue sky, crystal clear turquoise ocean, white sand, palm trees and a lovely little restaurant on the beach.
Coach pulls up full of tourists who pile out to enjoy their food in paradise and a voice is heard: "they've got free wifi".
For the next hour or so everyone is glued to their phones before piling back on the coach.

I was on that coach.

Canuk
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Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

Postby Canuk » 4 Jan 2019, 11:46pm

The smartphone really is the devil's catnip. I was in the beautiful city of Carcassonne yesterday, watching the people going by. Mostly on their phones, and mostly oblivious to the grandeur surrounding them. We've done it to ourselves...

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Cunobelin
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Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

Postby Cunobelin » 5 Jan 2019, 8:45am

Canuk wrote:The smartphone really is the devil's catnip. I was in the beautiful city of Carcassonne yesterday, watching the people going by. Mostly on their phones, and mostly oblivious to the grandeur surrounding them. We've done it to ourselves...

OT...

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brynpoeth
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Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Jan 2019, 10:40am

Positive thread alert, Plus One!

People are reading and communicating much more now :wink:
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Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

Postby mercalia » 5 Jan 2019, 11:55am

kwackers wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
The worst is when you see couples both glued to their 'phones


Possibly texting each other.

Imagine the scene:

Blue sky, crystal clear turquoise ocean, white sand, palm trees and a lovely little restaurant on the beach.
Coach pulls up full of tourists who pile out to enjoy their food in paradise and a voice is heard: "they've got free wifi".
For the next hour or so everyone is glued to their phones before piling back on the coach.

I was on that coach.


were you guilty?

kwackers
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Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

Postby kwackers » 5 Jan 2019, 1:33pm

mercalia wrote:were you guilty?

I'm on holiday.
My phone remains turned off until I'm picking my bags up at the airport when I turn it back on and let the taxi driver know they can come and get me.