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JimmyC
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  #531531 10-Oct-2011 14:40
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MikeyPI:

If you think Apples in the game to make "people happy" I think you misunderstand capitalism. Their goal like most, is profit, profit, profit.  



I think you misunderstand the entire vision of Apple. Cut costs, never. Make money, sure. Make users happy, definitely.


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  #531557 10-Oct-2011 15:37
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Cutting costs is what any company in their right mind try and do, as it is pure profit that you gain. Apple like any other manufacturing company would put cutting costs high on their priority list. However this would not be at the expense of a beautifully crafted piece of hardware.

 
 
 
 


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  #531571 10-Oct-2011 16:02
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myopinion: Cutting costs is what any company in their right mind try and do, as it is pure profit that you gain. Apple like any other manufacturing company would put cutting costs high on their priority list. However this would not be at the expense of a beautifully crafted piece of hardware.


(troll) Just at the expense of worker suicides instead

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  #531578 10-Oct-2011 16:19
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jonb:
myopinion: Cutting costs is what any company in their right mind try and do, as it is pure profit that you gain. Apple like any other manufacturing company would put cutting costs high on their priority list. However this would not be at the expense of a beautifully crafted piece of hardware.


(troll) Just at the expense of worker suicides instead


That is a sad reality.

As is that I think Foxconn has higher rates than other factories, but they are all high, and I assume Foxconn make for other companies as well?  This is really an issue for the Chinese Government. Thats the Chinese National Party that doesn't have elections, and is communist. ( In name only, in practice 101% captalist) 

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  #532012 11-Oct-2011 16:52
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http://store.apple.com/au/help/payments

Apple is unable to accept credit, debit, or cheque associated with a billing address outside of Australia.

BUT.. (when I'm going thru the ordering process itself)

https://store.apple.com/Catalog/Australia/Images/salespolicies.html

it says....

7.1.2 The Apple Store accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards associated with a billing address within Australia or New Zealand.

I've ordered via NZ CC Card and sent to Father in-law in AU.. I'll see what happens..



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#532278 12-Oct-2011 11:30
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LennonNZ: http://store.apple.com/au/help/payments

Apple is unable to accept credit, debit, or cheque associated with a billing address outside of Australia.

BUT.. (when I'm going thru the ordering process itself)

https://store.apple.com/Catalog/Australia/Images/salespolicies.html

it says....

7.1.2 The Apple Store accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards associated with a billing address within Australia or New Zealand.

I've ordered via NZ CC Card and sent to Father in-law in AU.. I'll see what happens..




Have just successfully ordered iPhone 4S, from apple.com.au, with AUS shipping address and NZ billing VISA.
I am fairly excited! Wooooo!

Now where is iOS 5 for my iPad?

Cheers,
Joseph

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  #532288 12-Oct-2011 11:47
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My Credit Card people rang me up this morning asking about my payment to iTunes Australia.. I said it was all good..

Ordered On 11/10/2011
iPhone 4S 16GB Black
Ships:  1 - 2 Weeks 
Delivers  24/10/2011 - 31/10/2011 via Standard Shipping 

 
 
 
 


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  #532303 12-Oct-2011 12:33
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Are you guys shipping to an address in Aus? Or how are you getting it to NZ?

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  #532305 12-Oct-2011 12:45
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Rhodan: Are you guys shipping to an address in Aus? Or how are you getting it to NZ?


Shipping to Australian Address.

My Wife was going to go over for other stuff (until she broke her ankle last weekend)... but I'll find some other way to get it back to NZ



 

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  #532643 13-Oct-2011 07:36
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Heard Voda radio ad this morning, $0 down on iPhone 4, on a certain plan. Quite normal these days, except that it goes only up to 16 October. Tells me they will have the 4S on 17th??

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  #532654 13-Oct-2011 08:33
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tdgeek: Heard Voda radio ad this morning, $0 down on iPhone 4, on a certain plan. Quite normal these days, except that it goes only up to 16 October. Tells me they will have the 4S on 17th??


Last time I saw that ad it was $150 / month..




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  #532657 13-Oct-2011 08:37
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Not sure, Old3eyes, I didnt take much notice, my point was that this may signify the release date at Voda NZ for the 4S.

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  #532658 13-Oct-2011 08:39
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tdgeek:Tells me they will have the 4S on 17th??


VFNZ will?

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  #532660 13-Oct-2011 08:44
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JimmyH

Thats what I am assuming from the ad. If they are offloading iPhone4 stock on this offer up to 16 October, maybe the iPhone 4S is being released on 17 October

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  #532668 13-Oct-2011 08:57
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Could just as easily mean they will announce the pricing for iPhone4S on the 17th, but not launch it until [insert some other date]

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