|Sep 16, 2013, 07:33 AM||#176|
I think it was smart to kill off the iPhone 5 now that the 5s is about to be available. The 4s is perhaps a good 'first phone' for those that don't want the 5c, and it's bad enough that they can't seem to get a 'universal' iPhone that covers both CDMA and GSM to simplify the number of phones available, although they appear to be working on it. (The iPad would be an excellent device to make 'universal' first to see how it would work out plus it would simplify their back-end costs. Instead of six flavors of each iPad, only three)
Having two main flavors of the mini is just bizarre. Go all retina, or don't go at all. An argument could be made for keeping the mini with its current display... Make it a real 'loss leader'. Perhaps they do need to be somewhat concerned that the mini is cannibalizing the larger iPad sales...
Running a business like I did for the past 15 years was an education I am proud to have had. One thing that can kill a business, especially a tech business is dead weight of inventory. It can be a black hole that will eventually consume the business if not addressed somehow... You have to be careful offering 'variety' to a fickle buying public... Too much 'variety' starts looking like a noose.
|Sep 17, 2013, 04:28 PM||#177|
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|Oct 11, 2013, 07:31 AM||#178|
A7X? I don't think so.
Hold on a second. Let's take a look at the best-selling Apple devices and the processors they use.
|Oct 11, 2013, 07:52 AM||#179|
I could see the retina mini only being on the more expensive SKU's maybe with the old version being a cheap entry model, but I don't see how Apple couldn't achieve building the new one.
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