- 12-12-12, 11:13 PM #26
Apple is too busy readying the release of its latest and greatest smartphone to date....the Iphone5's will be a iphone 5 , only it will have NFC a few other things that the 5 should have had.
- 12-13-12, 01:58 AM #29
- 12-13-12, 08:33 AM #33
Ridiculous - No way. Either Blackberry are gonna hit the dirt or or they are not either way I cant see why Apple would buy them. There is so much non-sense news on the web its hard to know what to believe sometimes
- 12-13-12, 11:00 AM #35
RIM won't be taken over and they don't need to sell. In the next few years we can watch Apple sink as they're starting to do.
Apple can't even fix their own maps, thankfully google saved them by releasing an app yesterday for google maps. Apple truly doesn't know how to run a real tech company with innovation. Case an point the product line has been stale for years.. I don't think apple knows how to reinvent themselves and is already starting to show with the lack luster iphone.
- 12-14-12, 02:11 PM #38
Poison pills work differently in Canada, they can only delay the inevitable to buy time in the search for a white knight or to convince shareholders (assuming the acquirer isn't smart enough to have a hard lock-up on a decent majority of them).
- 12-14-12, 03:09 PM #39
The real question is why hasn't anyone bought RIM....
If RIM's corporate business was so valuable, if RIM's patents are so valuable, and if RIM network is so valuable.... then why didn't one of the Big Players buy RIM already. For some of them (Google, Apple, Samsung) RIM could have been purchased using their petty cash accounts. That no one has tried (as far as we know), is a good indicator of just how far RIM has really fallen.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-14-12, 03:28 PM #40
- 301 Posts
This is stupid. Regardless of any corporate considerations, competition/anti-trust law would block this takeover instantly. BB's marketshare might be right down but the potential damage to consumers of Apple acquiring RIM would be so devastating it would be blocked. No question.
- 12-15-12, 06:21 AM #42
Could Apple Buy/take over RIM?
However, NFC is an early tech that I place no value on for any phone. Apple won't include it until they can make money on it for sure.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-15-12, 09:13 AM #45
- 406 Posts
- 12-15-12, 12:28 PM #47
- CrackBerry Master
12-22-12, 06:32 AM #48
- 1,295 Posts
what the tiered BB10 pricing indicates is the introduction of the BB10 might set off a price war where everybody will be a loser.
when Apple has to drop prices they stand to lose a lot of profits and so it would make sense to simply buy out RIM,
and what the market indicates is, that competition is not good for RIM.
think about it, Apple is strong in the US, RIM is strong in the rest of the world, Apple is consumer product and RIM for business.
so rather than a harmful fight with no winners in the end, why not would Apple buy RIM, just makes sense.
when? by June the picture should be clear whether the BB10 is for real and by that time Apple should buy RIM.
- 12-22-12, 12:27 PM #50
It was Steve Jobs who once stated that the iPod Touch was "the iPhone without a contract" or that the iPhone was an iPod that you could make calls with. When you compare the 2 products the differences are minimal, but the iPhone is usually more than double the price of an equivalent iPod Touch. (iPod Touch 64GB US$399, iPhone 5 64GB US$849)
If Apple takes over RIM, they would either have to scrap the products, destroying customer choice or maintain a range of product choice for the customer, something that they have resisted so far.
Last edited by YorkieRay; 12-22-12 at 12:42 PM.
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