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I'm not following the re-gifting option. So a user can accept the book, then sell it to someone else after they read it, either as a gift, or a purchase? Obviously they would have to pay for it as a gift, and would it be the full price? Surely they would receive a piece of the pie, if they give or sell it to some else in the form of a discount? Otherwise they're just paying for the book twice. Why give it up at all? Just gift a separate copy to their friend.
One could argue, as I'm about to that Apple has never done anything original. Virtually all of their products already existed in some form long before Apple took them on. Even the Lisa/Macintosh was released as a commercial product by Xerox before Apple got around to it.Arguably what Apple does is take a concept others have been fumbling with and streamline it, and make it a commercial reality, while making them a cultural icon along the way. Pointing to concepts is a...
I hate to say this, because Apple constantly does these things I think they wont, but Apple's not going to do anything like the Surface keyboard unless they can do something revolutionary with it. Third parties already make great keyboards for the iPad. For Apple to be perceived as copying the Surface, which isn't even selling well, they had better blow the Surface out of the water. How about a flexible dual screen extension with a virtual keyboard built in and maximize...
Well if he's a stock holder, it's every bit his business. Apple is not yet Tim Cook's private company to do with as he pleases. Besides, I don't see the 5c increasing profitability yet. They still had to pay R&D and build a factory and hire employees to make it, and I don't see any evidence that the 5/5s combo wouldn't have sold just as many units as the 5c/5s, if not MORE. The 5 is a much more attractive phone than the 5s. I suspect people who didn't want to spend more...
That kind of says it all. Even Apple realized this was just pandering to the masses, and not typical to their usual standards. I seriously doubt if Jony Ive was ever OK with this. Yeah Conan definitely called it, I love the way the rest of the team try to distance themselves from the "Gold" team. LOL Sorry, but this is just not what I have come to expect of Apple. At least if they were going to do it, they did it right, in true Apple form, compared to the recent Samsung...
Yes, the 4S Apple did absolutely NOTHING to promote, nor did they change in any respect -- unlike he 5c into which they have invested a massive amount in marketing alone, not to mention R&D, engineering, factory set up and tooling, etc.How can these two phones be evaluated on the same level in any way?Apple used two manufacture two basic models of the iPhone, all of which had debuted as the flagship before being discounted with no changes. So how can Apple invest heavily...
How do you figure?The 4s wasn't the flagship model compared to last years 5. Yet I can compare last years percentages to this years. We have total numbers:4s - 24% of 6 million5c - 27% of 9 millionApple still made a sizable investment in the 5c, that likely did not yield them any more income than they would have received had they simply discounted last years 5 as they had done in previous years.Does the 5c cost less to make? Perhaps. But does that recoup the massive...
But how do you equate this with the success of the 5c. If they had simply followed historical patterns and offered the last years 5, might it have done just as well? I think it would have based on how well the 4 did to the 4S. I believe the iPhone overall has consistently done better than the previous year, as I said above. So I still don't see the 5c being justified.
Ugh. Apples products in general have managed to avoid looking dated. They have classic lines and features. Even the original Mac OS holds up pretty well by today's standards. But this iOS 7 is Jony taking his fashionable ideas a bit too far. All these garish dayglow colors are going to look so dated well before next year. IOS 7 is going to seem like clothing from the 1970s.
That is a short sighted analysis.This isn't the 4S compare to the 5.The 5c is a brand new model, completely redesigned and engineered, with a brand new massive marketing campaign that 4s never had, nor the 4 before it, et al. The 5c is being sold on its own merits that the 4s wasn't -- the 4s was merely last years discounted model ... The 5c is a multi-colored party in your pants!So this is the real story -- the 4s sold something like 24% of total iPhone sales during...
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