I'm personally glad that it's looking like this rather than like the old Nano or Pebble.This slap on concept has a lot more screen space and an overall cooler look.If it looks like this I'll be in line to buy one:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1655017763/cst-01-the-worlds-thinnest-watch
This is dumb.
Analyst also expected the iPad mini to debut at $199 which it obviously didnt.
As far as Apple making a feature phone, I don't see a market for that today. 5 years ago maybe but today smartphones are the norm and people expect all of that functionality.
That's all never gonna happen.Why in the world would Apple make a phone identical to the 5 or with a larger screen than the 5 and sell it for half the price?That's a ridiculous assumption that they would do that to price match the Nexus of which is selling poorly.The cheaper iPhone I would assume will either have a smaller screen or a crappier screen. I personally prefer smaller high quality over a 4 inch low quality screen.
Obviously not everyone, but I think a lot of people see their iPhones and MacBooks as high end fashion statements.Apple even fed that stereotype with their iPod Shuffle ads years ago.And people DO NOT buy Microsoft or Samsung products for fashion. I've never seen or heard of anyone viewing any other tech brand as fashion the way people view Apple and their products.
I hope you're right because I don't like how the article talks about them shrinking margins 10-15% for this rumored iPhone Mini.The S3 Mini is probably the worst example you could have used. It barely compares with an iPhone 4.