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Thread: Tim Cook is Thinking Printers
08-25-2011, 08:26 PM #1
Tim Cook is Thinking Printers
What is the one area the Apple rumor-mill has yet to delve into? Printers.
And thank God they haven't, but a hilarious little piece, by fake news site The Onion , pokes fun at what a worst-case-scenario take over by Apple's new CEO Tim Cook could have looked like. Hint, it might be a bit of jab at rumors about HP wanting to sell off their PC business too.
SAN FRANCISCO—Following the resignation of Apple founder Steve Jobs, incoming CEO Tim Cook called a meeting of shareholders and members of the press Thursday morning to announce that he envisioned printers as the company’s future. “Laser, ink-jet, double-sided, color, black-and-white—the future of technology is in printers. I am absolutely convinced of that,” Cook explained to a packed auditorium as a montage of printers and people using printers played on a screen behind him. “What is the one thing people will always need? It’s obvious: printers. Printers with fax machines attached, printers that collate and staple, perhaps a printer that makes photocopies. Anything’s possible. It’s called innovation.” Cook concluded his remarks by assuring investors the release of upcoming Apple products such as the iPhone 5 would be postponed for at least four years so the company could throw all its time and resources into the creation of high-quality printers for the home and office. - The Onion
Source: The Onion
08-25-2011, 08:33 PM #2
Not that funny... Nice try tho
08-25-2011, 08:41 PM #3
No stopping Apple if they enter this arena
08-25-2011, 08:43 PM #4
I love the onion <3Name? whereswaldo
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08-25-2011, 09:50 PM #5
Lmao if this was true oh boy I couldn't wait for the reaction of the ppl when they hear the 4 year delay of the iPhone 5
08-25-2011, 09:51 PM #6
Ummm... I read this twice today and I still fail to see the humor in it. If they did want to get into printers, they have their right. HP and Dell did/do both things.
08-25-2011, 10:11 PM #7
what?? printers are almost free. the money is with the ink
i think apple will rather go into tv set top boxes, dvr's, network programming. they can take on giants like disney and news corp (rupert murdoch)
08-25-2011, 10:42 PM #8
08-25-2011, 10:50 PM #9
"Can't wait for the Dev team to release the new Jailbreak my new iPrinter"
08-26-2011, 03:36 AM #10
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08-26-2011, 06:54 AM #12
I think he should focus more on iPods, iPhones, and the Macs instead of birthing an iPrinter. Let's not confuse computer illiterate people with more choices >.>
08-26-2011, 07:23 AM #13
08-26-2011, 09:27 AM #14
I honestly think investing in Printers is a bad idea these days. They day of print media is slowly dying, I think a much better investment would be to come up with better electronic equivalents.