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Please no slicing of the cheese in public.You know how these guys are, anything that Apple has failed to implement is by definition crap. On the other hand the extensive use of cases with iPads really means that there is little opportunity for Apple here.
It obviously isn't all about margins. As for the Mini the move here is perplexing to say the least, If margins where a problem then why did they knock off $100 from what was last years model? Here is the thing I don't see the user base that is interested in the Mini being rabid fans of Touch ID and Apple Pay. This I'd be surprised to find the Touch ID variant doing well in the market because the perception is that the feature isn't worth $100 dollars. So...
The MBA could result in a very long and interesting discussion all on its own. It is a perfect example of Apple relaxing a device that intitally had very high margins which result in very poor sales. Early adopters and rich folks can not sustain Apple considering the size of the company now.The thing was the concept was excellent and apparently Apple recognized the potential in the machine. By repositioning it in the marketplace as a Mac Book replacement they...
Some how I just knew that you where involved!!😆I was under the impression that they had already shipped a few.Nope! My very first smart phone was an iPhone. Back then I had looked at Nokias little PDA (N900 ?) like thing and was really disappointed with it. It had nowhere near enough flash and RAM for my interests at the time and the expansion slots did not impress me as a good solution for basic needs. In other words expansion slots are nice but not if you have...
IPad has been far more successful than many had hoped for. As such they built in more margin than is really needed. I'd be happy if they maintained margins similar to what we see on Macs.Where did you get the idea that tablets are the least profitable things Apple makes? Everything I've seen indicates very good profitability when compared to the rest of the world. If you want to compote to an iPhone then that is a different story. However don't expect margins...
From a device management point of view you need to call it something else. In the end the little bit of extra hardware means a different OS build and maybe even different apps. The Mini 3 May not be perfect but it helps to distinguish it for the Mini 2. Considering the lackluster update calling the Mini 2T might have been a better move.Given this move of Apples I do believe that they have shot themselves in the foot. My big concern is that they will see the Mini...
The margins argument means nothing, Apple is a different class of company now, lower margins often mean far more volume so it is really up to Apple to choose the optimal pricing on hardware.You do have a much better point high margins are essentially worthless if you don't move product. Case in point Apples iPod Touch which hasn't been updated in years. Sales are tanking and yet they do nothing to keep the unit viable. It really makes no sense to me. At the very...
Actually Apple TV moved beyond niche markets sometime ago, it really isn't a hobby anymore. Apple watch is no more a niche product than anyother expensive watch.You may have a point with the Mac Pro, but I look at it this way it brings credibility to the Mac lineup.Not so much. I've seen the same thing happen in the Windows world at work, people just don't like lugging around massive laptops. In one case I asked why somebody gave up a laptop with a 17" screen and he...
Hi Relic,I was going to skip over this post but then decided to come back to it. I'm doing so because you highlight an important point here, objectivity is often lost with the fanboy crowd.Young guys that have never actually been in a fight trying to pick a fight? I wouldn't go so far as to say "anyone" would be well served by those tablets but they certainly each have a niche to fill. An objective mind would evaluate what is best for his or hers needs. In doing so...
The only reason the Mini 3 exists is to support Touch ID. That was critical due to the need to get Apple Pay well supported at launch. This should be pretty obvious to many out there, Mini 3 wasn't so much an upgrade as it was a modification directly aimed at the Apple Pay launch.As for why the Mini didn't get a decent upgrade that is anybody's guess. I suspect constrained supply but I can't prove that obviously. My understanding is that Samsung is retooling at...
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