• Sprott Money
    05/06/2016 - 06:03
    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S - First Look

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If this is what 0.3-0.6% of US GDP (according to JPMorgan) looks like, then the US is truly in desperate need of not only QE3, but 4, 4S and 5. Also, since it is not on the front, we can only assume the "Samsung Inside!" sticker is on the back.

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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:20 | 2786984 Scribbles
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that 5th row of icons increases our national productivity by 25% alone!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:22 | 2786997 CPL
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When in the big meeting making a big deal go down, I need to know that angry birds is available at a moments notice.

 

 

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:27 | 2787014 knukles
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Our Modern World:

Bread, circuses and electronic crap

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787059 centerline
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Electronic bread and circuses.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:37 | 2787071 Fleecer
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Bullish on longer pockets.

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2787090 Manthong
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Looks like nominal growth to me.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:43 | 2787108 Hype Alert
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AAPL is struggling to close green today.  That's not too good on a big announcement day.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:56 | 2787164 Manthong
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This is what was important at the top of Google Finance this morning..

http://i46.tinypic.com/19v1tu.jpg

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:57 | 2787174 Divided States ...
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0.3-0.6% of which countries' GDP will this boost??? Coz with the Chinese writing on it, it looks China already ramping productions of the knock-off.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:01 | 2787194 Pool Shark
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Somebody needs to tell Apple that bigger is not better in consumer electronics...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:57 | 2787960 SGS
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owner of the phone on the left hasnt checked his/her email since 1998

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 23:52 | 2788290 TruthInSunshine
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This is a highly symbolic tangible product that represents the rapidly declining nature of the state AND trend of your economy and society (interwoven), Amerika.

 

Kim Kardashian, Snooky & the new iPhone are the dominant topics of the day. Brain rot has reached an all-time high.

This is not an Apple-specific criticism, as it can be made of any popular product that is the "latest & greatest" must have accessory for Amerikans (which Apple just so happens to produce currently), even if it's of little to no additional utility, productivity or meaningfulness compared to its predecessor (or competitors, or in general):

 

A cell phone, used to talk, text, surf and download "apps," mostly of the hollow and devoid-of-real-value kind, designed by a relatively small cadre of U.S. employees in California, built by a large cadre of Chinese employees at Foxconn (for low wages even by emerging market standards), and with future versions to be built by automated equipment, is now the literal core center of any real standard bearer representating the ability of the U.S. economy as a whole to produce (even though production takes place in China) a tangible, halo product, that's of marginal real benefit to society, whether measured against competing smart phones, or in isolation.

Is it any wonder why the crises beseiging the American economy, social order, political system & culture are highly unlikely to be addressed before it's too late (if it's already not too late)?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 05:36 | 2788552 margaris
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The high number of emails symbolizes your lost right to privacy.

It's all the spam emails you get because every advertiser knows all your desires!

 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 08:01 | 2788789 ManOfBliss
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It depends on the technology.

Smaller is not necessarily always better either.

A hand-held phone can be too small and hard to use.

Plus, the screen is enlarged for a better viewing aspect ratio.

It's a superb design.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:00 | 2787191 krispkritter
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$1000  for another half inch? Not even sure the women will ante up for that...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:08 | 2787463 pufferfish
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Bearish on short arms.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:28 | 2787521 salvadordaly
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Bearish on alligator arms.

There I fixed it for ya!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:21 | 2787767 FoxMulder
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Bullish on bear arms

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 18:32 | 2787677 harlanaladd
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This is an Apple product. I think you mean deeper pockets.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 22:19 | 2788080 A Nanny Moose
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Theres an app for that

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:05 | 2787211 JuliaS
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Breadboard and circuits.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:42 | 2788032 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Breadboard and circuits.

iPhone 555

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:45 | 2787578 dickizinya
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It's a TOY company.  Same as Hasbro.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 12:01 | 2787968 Oldrepublic
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Which gets top billing in the future:

World War 3 starts

Apple introduces new phone

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:26 | 2787016 Pladizow
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Birth, Growth, Maturation, Decline, Death!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:54 | 2787151 Zero Govt
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or in the case of GOOnbubble, as you decline jump into the arms of the CIA and become a State Zombie Corpse

...GM showed the flightpath 3 times now

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:32 | 2787044 Death and Gravity
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YOU FOOLS!!!! THE FUTURE DEPENDSON THIS PRODUCT!

HOW DARE YOU RAG ON THE HOPES OF OUR CHRILDREN!?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2787089 malikai
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"A message from the California Public Employees' Retirement System"

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 22:41 | 2788120 A Nanny Moose
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After Faceplant, I expect picket lines any moment now.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:42 | 2787105 xtop23
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There isn't a third world incompetent alive today that would trade a lock of hair for this thing let alone duplicate the iPad = kidney story.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:54 | 2787155 IEVI
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Remember all the talk of national ids after 9/11 and RFID chips in passports or drivers licenses. What if TPTB realized they could get the masses not only to accept something that had the same properties as a national id, but they could even get them to want it and feel they couldn’t live without it, and just for fun even get them to pay monthly for the privilege of having it? What if they packaged that something with all kinds of useful tools and must have applications? What if it made your life easier, you had the internet at the tip of your fingers at all times where you could access vital (and not so vital) information. What if it was tied into your bank account and you could make purchases with it, text your friends, access your email, entertain you, take a photo, record a video, keep you connected to social media where you were encouraged to expose every inane detail of your life to your “friends”? What if all those perks made the something so valuable to you and so ingrained in your psyche that if you ever left home without it, you would feel like something was missing, you would feel disconnected? What if you thought everything you did on this something was private but in reality the makers of these somethings  and the servicers of these somethings were cooperating with TPTB to make all of the data stored on them accessible to the authorities? What if that something tracks everything fucking thing you do, not just where you are and where you’ve been?  What if that was the real purpose of the something, buried under all those perks?  What if all that information being gathered was used for purposes of control and prosecution? What if it gets worse?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:26 | 2787296 TIMBEEER
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Umm.. sure, but, hey, did you read about the NEW and even BETTER integration of Facebook? Man, that is so cool, now I can really keep up with my 812 friends in the Social Network, man!

Uh, you were saying .. ?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:27 | 2787302 r00t61
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This post, and its use of the "What if?" rhetorical, reminded me of some of the best of Andrew Napolitano.

"What if democracy is bunk?"

http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano42.1.html

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:15 | 2787480 R. Giskard
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MOG, what if ievi IS Napolitano?  O.o

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:41 | 2787813 Dave Thomas
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Ding ding ding ding! That's why you never hear about that National ID Card thing anymore! We'll PAY to have our slave collars affixed around our necks, they come with such pretty accessories and apps!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:18 | 2787882 dbomb12
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Yes, think of the increase in GDP and jobs(in china)

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:33 | 2787049 MillionDollarBogus_
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You mean the new 6th row right...???

1...2...3...4....5...6...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:37 | 2787066 Azannoth
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6th row will come in handy for managing all those E-Foodstamp vouchers

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:42 | 2787099 vintageyz
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For the more seasoned, it is simply another display I cannot read without my damn reading glasses.  Or even remember where the phone or the glasses are located.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:45 | 2787117 MillionDollarBogus_
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How seasoned...???

80 years old seasoned....???

Older...???

90, maybe...???

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:49 | 2787397 JPM Hater001
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Stop thinking in terms of your IQ...

Although 90 may be generous.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:43 | 2787109 Anglo Hondo
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Give him a break, he only has so many (5) fingers.

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:49 | 2787137 NotApplicable
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Five rows per screen. The bottom row is static, and appears on every screen.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:29 | 2787177 Zero Govt
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yes indeed, well spotted Eagle Eye

now discounting the static bottom line of Apps, count how many are above?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:45 | 2787577 ebworthen
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Another row means more apps which = + 0.5% GDP and Nasdaq +5%.

Timmy to come out with the "Donate to reduce the national debt" app, with the tag line "Pay me now or pay me later!"

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:59 | 2787619 Element
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Is it my imagination, or have Apple copied Samsung's offering now?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:09 | 2787989 BigJim
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Yes, indeed, looks almost identical to an S2.

Maybe Samsung will sue Apple now.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:18 | 2787260 common_sense
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Poor people in 2020 with the futur iphone 10... similar to a control TV or a

rear-view mirror !! but a little more expensive in spite of having "samsung inside" and "made in China".

 

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:34 | 2787220 JuliaS
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They borrowed the idea from disposable razor manufacturers. One step away from having a screen on the back for extra precision.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:37 | 2787914 Shizzmoney
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This is the "big improvement" people have been waiting for?

I have over 3x's the number icons on my Android (and can modify how much, or little, widgets I want) lol

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