Disagree on some points. Apple believes that for the best user experience you need to control the product creation from start to finish.A hybrid cable content model just to placate the aging current cable model will create a bad user exp. Apple needs to usher in a new model like they did w the phone.Only then will cable cos change their behavior. Otherwise apples solution will be tainted w a legacy model based on greed and company, not customer, centric wants
Apple just needs to punch their way in. Create their own content. Throw cash at sports. Use your relationship with disney(via Jobs legacy) and start creating your own high speed network.
I and I'm sure nearly everyone on here would have no problem giving Apple money for content and connectivity.
Showtime. Dexter and homeland
HBO True blood, GOT sports
Apple make your own show for these audiences. Hire the best directors. Have an all you can eat...
Apple will not have numerous types of watches. Apple does things in ones and twos.
They will have two types w different memory sizes.
Version 1 is for the masses and will be $179. "Basic" version
Version 2 will be an FDA subsidized one for $499. High margin. For hospitals and chronic ill.
This is unrelated but it just hit me reading this article. So the samsung gear is quite expensive for a smart watch. One reason is you can take call and the radio chip to do that's costs(licensing more than hardware).
Well at WWDC apple introduced the tech where you can receive calls over wifi on your idevices via a tethered connection to your phone. No reason apple couldn't extend this to the iwatch.
...this 5.5 will be an iPod touch gaming device. Why else reduce the iPod touch price to $199? To make way for the new bigger screen one at $249
Oh and the iwatch....will come in two favors. A consumer one for $149 and a FDA DME certified subsidized version for $499. Low margins on the $149. High margins on the $499