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Gotta Fill the pool.  This isn't about taking some schmoe off the street and putting him on the Board.   This is executive grooming.   Large Corps pride themselves in their executive development (Apple, actually doesn't do what the military and GE do, which transfer their protege's into other divisions to get a feel of the 'whole company' - they are very 'up from the bottom' mode).    The problem won't be solved tomorrow.  But the solution can be started today.
and it's a barrier for entry that goes back generations.   If we are a people who 'apply energy to fix problems [inequality/justice]'  then this means an 'affirmative' set of 'actions' (being careful not to link those together).   The fact that, especially for African Americans, several generations got no return on their sweat, and even now, a black man with a pristine college degree will more than likely lose out to a white guy with a felony criminal record is...
Amazon is the only player that can beat Apple at Apple's Game.  Because they are all about the customer experience. This is to be expected.   As movie theaters die, and bandwidth becomes commodity, content on demand will be a battle between Apple, Cable, and Amazon.   Netflix is a one trick pony competing with the networks.  Apple and Amazon are competing against all distribution/payment networks.
yes... and there are people in the next full quartile (25% of 1Billion smartphone buyers 250M ) buying 5c's now.   I took the top 10% of that quartile for simple math....  YMMV.    As for your argument.  There are much cheaper alternatives... but if cheap was the only criteria... NO IPHONES WOULD SELL ANYWHERE until they were the same price as the lowest priced Gingerbread based plastic smartphone with a stylus and AAA batteries.   It's a VALUE proposition.   The logic is...
yes,  those that 'almost' have enough money to justify purchase of an iPhone... but not quite. Let's say 'fairly limited' is the next 2.5% of the income distribution below where iPhones sell over 40% across non US geographies.   and that market is planning to buy about 700M (see analysts note below*) non iPhone5s/5c[16/32]/Galaxy 3/4 smartphones.  If price is the only issue (and for most analysts*, it is) 2.5% of 700M  will buy  18M iPhones.   let's say that's now $200...
and I see it more like coke zero.  different formulation than diet Coke, marketed to the current age group, and most importantly, the ingredients are cheaper.  It's a long pull move.
This is less Tata and more Chevy...  Same chassis, lots of price points based on the body options wrapped around it.
This aligns with a tick/tock modality... less so for HW but for pricing (and maybe HW... who knows?).     If you dramatically drop your mid range devices mid sales years (assuming Apple's Sales year is October-Sep), this aligns with a lot of market factors. - March-May is your Big corporate sales months...      - iPad 4's for the Department!!!!! - May-Aug is your big school age sales months      - I see 5c's and iPad4's for sending your kid off to college,  - It's...
But does it add to the new Mac Pro Bottom Line?   Bootcamp has a purpose, and it's features are market driven, but is it's purpose to run every OS ever built?  No.   Time marches on.
molehill.   the number of affected mac users is small.  The number of Windows users who would buy a Mac Pro only if it supported Win7 is probably smaller (zero... they would have a pile of Win7 systems in their closet).      It's nice fuel for the 'why did apple do this fire' but in the end, it's really not that impactful.      As noted, Apple is ruthless at not supporting a lot of things... the last thing you'd think they'd want to support is a legacy OS from MS....
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