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  1. #1 Apple's contribution during the world wide outbreak of COVID 19 
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    Apple quietly increases build-to-order Mac pricing by 10% outside US.

    https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/23/build...r-mac-pricing/.

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    Misha,

    Were you of the opinion that Covid19 and Apples price hike were somehow connected?

    Conversely - here is messaging from the CEO where they seem to be actively helping the Covid19 effort by actively
    sourcing and procuring N95 & FFP2 (respirator) masks for the medical teams in US and the EU.

    https://twitter.com/tim_cook?ref_src...ok-coronavirus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antony Newman View Post
    Misha,

    Were you of the opinion that Covid19 and Apples price hike were somehow connected?

    Conversely - here is messaging from the CEO where they seem to be actively helping the Covid19 effort by actively
    sourcing and procuring N95 & FFP2 (respirator) masks for the medical teams in US and the EU.

    https://twitter.com/tim_cook?ref_src...ok-coronavirus

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    And somebody has to pay for that and it ain't Apple(share-holders) or US residents.
    It's a good thing Dietmar Hopp isn't selling CureVac to Trump and his friends(for US exclusive rights on corona related vaccines, how f*cking low can you go).
    Hopp is loaded enough and wants a worldwide vaccine for everybody (incl. the have not's).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misha Engel View Post
    Apple quietly increases build-to-order Mac pricing by 10% outside US.
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    No not a commie plot. The US dollar has gathered strength in the last month and has increased 10.63% over the Australian dollar and has strengthened against the Canadian and many other currencies. These price increases more than likely reflect these changes. The shift of dollars heading back into the US is affecting the value of the US Dollar. This will make it tougher for all US exporters including Red as their prices have also increased by 10.63% for me this month but in the USA you should be able to buy an Alexa cheaper. Glad I bought a Tesla last month
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misha Engel View Post
    Apple quietly increases build-to-order Mac pricing by 10% outside US.

    https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/23/build...r-mac-pricing/.

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    Well, they did contribute 10 million ventilator masks to charity, so there is that.

    https://www.cultofmac.com/696221/tim...ntilator-masks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wielage View Post
    Well, they did contribute 10 million ventilator masks to charity, so there is that.

    https://www.cultofmac.com/696221/tim...ntilator-masks
    So they contribute 10 million ventilator masks to charity and send the bill to customers outside the US, I don't see charity in that.

    On the other hand some football stars are doing a lot more https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/25/f...ntl/index.html and they don't raise their prices.
    Dietmar Hopp Chairman of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietmar_Hopp invested already $1.500.000.000 of his own money in medical research mainly focussed on the develement of vaccines for diseases that hit the "have not's" the hardest. An other thing Hopp did well is not telling the media about this, only when Trump tried to buy his company, Merkel stood up and kind of forced Hopp to share with the media what he is doing with his medical company's, i.o.w. charity without braging about it.

    For me it's not who has the most gives the most, it's more about giving something and send the bill to others and call it charity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misha Engel View Post
    send the bill to customers outside the US, I don't see charity in that.
    They didn't.


    Why do you feel Apple, or anyone, should not periodically adjust their pricing to account for massive weakening of foreign currencies?
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    You called soccer, football ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin McAleece View Post
    You called soccer, football ;)
    You play football with your feet and with a ball, which is round, otherwise it wouldn't be a ball.
    It's by far the biggest sport in the world in every aspect.
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