We were told when the first iPhone hit Japan years ago that it will big failure!! Talking about Japanese products.. It is interesting that the Playstation 4 will not be available in Japan until February 2014 while it will be released in US and Europe this month. If I was in Japan I would be pissed.
I bought ML Server a year ago. I thought it was supposed to be updated to Mavericks but it is not. Seems like you have to buy it again if you upgrade to Mavericks. Lots of one star review in the Mac App Store.
It is better to cannibalize your own products that someone else cannibalizing them for you. I like what Apple did here. If you look at their Macs and iOS devices you will see that now there is a price point for everyone.
Retina display. I guess the reason the iPad 2 still dominate is because it is being sold for more than 2 years now. I still use my 3rd generation iPad and my son uses my iPad 2. I didn't upgrade to the 4th generation iPad though because the specs bump was not that important to me.
It is still impossible to find gold iPhones in stock at Apple stock. They get sold out the within minutes of being in stock (buy online pick up in store). However, Apple does show 2 to 3 weeks shipping, which is an improvement from last earlier this month.