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Originally Posted by Gajet pointless, of course the Gates' don't use Apple. Imagine the ridicule if Steve Jobs answered a call on his 'Blackberry'. We'd never hear the end of...
10-25-2010, 11:07 AM #21
10-25-2010, 11:30 AM #22
Although it's horrible not letting their kids have Apple products or even having them in the house at all, you have to think of it from a media perspective, if the press snapped some pics of the Gates kids with Apple products with the headlines would probably read something like (Gates family ditch Microsoft's products for Apple's) and that would not be good for them.
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10-25-2010, 11:31 AM #23
I like Bills posture in this, leaning away from Steve like he's waiting for a punch.
10-25-2010, 11:40 AM #24
If I was bills kid and he handed me an htc hd2 w/ windows mobile id laugh....run away from home and live in a hobo community where I would be hungry and roam the streets and most likely get hooked on crack and lose all my front teeth by the time I'm 20, but at least.......id have my iphone.....
10-25-2010, 11:46 AM #25
his kids have iPods hidden under the bed. gates found an iTunes installes on one of his kids laptobs and freaked. called them on the phone, and heard the iphone rigntone going off in the bathroom.
10-25-2010, 11:58 AM #26
Based purely on fiscal ability Microsoft couldn't buy Apple but Bill Gates could buy Steve Jobs.
10-25-2010, 12:23 PM #27
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10-25-2010, 12:53 PM #28
Ok, I understand that Billy doesn't want his kids playing with iPods....since Microsoft makes that lame excuse of an MP3 player...what was it called again?...Zoom?...(lol, I know it's Zune). But Microsoft doesn't make computers...They could buy a couple of Macbook Pros and install Windows using BootCamp and slap an "I <3 Microsoft" sticker over the Apple logo...This is just a publicity stunt. Besides, WHO CARES?...If you like Apple buy their products, if you don't, don't buy them...and that's it.27" iMac: Quad-Core 2.93GHz i7 & 16GB RAM
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10-25-2010, 01:04 PM #29
no wonder why he is so rich, he pays 1000 dollars for a more powerful computer, instead of 2000 for a less powerful one...
10-25-2010, 01:09 PM #30
Why would they be pressured to by a macbook pro or something? They can get fancier PC laptops out there (check out Sony's Z series for example). Apple is definitely not top of the line for desktop computers or laptops, although their prices may be inflated and they have no other iOS competition and they restrict and control everything.
10-25-2010, 01:21 PM #31
Bill gates is so rich he can built his own super laptop or computer or anything he wants. Why would he limit himself to an Apple product that's restricted to specific features? Hell he probably has his own team of engineers making a product that borrows the best from Apple, or maybe a modified iPhone to his personal taste.For **** sakes you mods are amateurs! Why are you trashing my scene!!! Seriously you and me we're done professionally.
10-25-2010, 02:03 PM #32
What the... a $4,000 bill from the local Apple Store?!?! (homer simson voice) Doooooh!!!
10-25-2010, 02:35 PM #33
If my dad was the CEO of Ferrari, I wouldn't drive a Lamborghini. I'd take pride in my dad's work, and my dad's competitors would become my competitors.
I doubt Gates' kids want apple products, not only because there are good alternatives out there, but they take pride in their dad's company.
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10-25-2010, 02:47 PM #34
Give me a break. These people don't buy Apple products for their kids because they are small minded just like the haters that troll these forums. It wouldn't hurt Gates to actually experience what a well designed product actually feels like. No wonder MS are falling behind.
It was funny a couple of years ago MS staff were busted using iPhones inside cases to camouflage their appearance. Now that's anal.
Pixar (a company owned in part by Jobs) uses PC's as well as Apple hardware. They don't seem to have a problem.
So when you get your WP7, will you stop coming here????????
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10-25-2010, 02:48 PM #35
Gates doesn't want a Mac because it reminds him of what he stole 20 years ago and then completely screwed up over the years.
10-25-2010, 03:04 PM #36
I don't think it has anything to do with him just hating apple or being jealous..
It's most likely the media.. Could you imagine the media **** storm that would happen when someone snaps a pic of his wife or kid pulling out an iPhone.. You would see headlines like "even the gates family thinks apple is better"
10-25-2010, 03:05 PM #37
maybe there's no ps3 at the house too i bet
10-25-2010, 03:12 PM #38Apple
Im sure his kids allready have the best windows products anyway.
10-25-2010, 03:51 PM #39
Yes we know about Vertu and the others but have you actually used a Vertu? Vertus in case you weren't aware are actually Nokias. Furthermore they aren't technically smartphones and while they have excellent aesthetics they have crappy user interfaces, small screens, etc. I could go on and on about the main reasons they are so expensive are that they are mostly hand made, limited in production, have much more fancy exteriors with extensive use of leather, titanium, carbon fiber, etc. in the phone body. In reality they look nice but don't perform. You can't compare them to an actual Ferrari that is expensive, looks nice, and does perform.
10-25-2010, 04:05 PM #40
I know this sounds ignorant of me but I always felt that Bill was such a dork! I couldn't believe it when he got married... I feel sorry for his kids and wife!
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