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 OR...  every analyst is wrong. The bottom line is the 5c is the 'wheeler-dealer' phone.  It allows deeper discounts and bundling without affecting profits as much.   It has the iPhone '5' cachet, at a lower price.  It's not meant to be the highest volume selling phone... it's meant to be the 'next phone' you'd think about if you don't have he money or the need for a 5s
Or the data was right for a brief moment in time.... it's the hyperbole that everyone else puts around it.  A supply chain bottleneck could be on a customs hold on a part, or container ship being routed 4 days out of harms way prior to a cyclone hitting the phillipines,  or a DHL truck got hijacked with 2 cajillion itty bitty diodes used in displays, or... maybe it was a yield issue due to bad batch/line, that got fixed ("Set the Dial to 10lbs/in^2, NOT 10KG/m^2!  This...
No... just current or recent past.   Never mind... I sort of answered my own question.... apparently you could not.
and all the other things in the 60s and 70s and 80s I didn't have military service but operated farm (everything from tractors with no mufflers, to grain driers, feed grinders, and the shrieks of castrated pigs ;-0 ),  and power equipment (chain saws, circular saws, etc etc), let alone 12 gauge shotguns from the age of 9 to 29.  'Muffs' were rare and often not as safe as not wearing them.
Scholarly Paper Link?  
 No problem here... My Mom knitted a set of very stretchy socks for all her kids, and her grandkids.   It would fit... box and all. That, plus me being the oldest in the family I got the biggest sock... it just looked good on the cardboard Xmax mantle going from oldest to youngest;-))
But the foot traffic increases....   You can't sell something in the store if someone doesn't walk in the store. That's the game plan folks.   Someone buys a MiniRD and tells 2 friends who tell 2 more friends... pretty soon, a whole bunch of iPad Airs and MacBook Airs are being bought on impulse at the retail store, along with a $50 iTunes Gift Card, and oh... lemmee look at that gold phone.... I'm sure the intent is that Apple's Retail Mavens want to make sure that people...
the 'conventional wisdom' is too always buy the biggest 'market' leader in a 'open' market.  They will have the resources to fix the problems, and then you can always move to the 2nd or 3rd place (Dell? Lenovo?) with a 'HP is in... but we want an alternative source,' to get a great deal and boot HP out.   It's a game we all loved to play back in the day. But... here the issue is Win8, which isn't crappy SW per se..., just a crappy experience on a tablet.  The crappy SW...
 One thing you do have to realize that Apple does use the market to define what people want out of their phone.   If older people and younger people are buying larger phones (older people are increasing in population and smartphone penetration and have more disposable income, and younger people are the 'first phone' generation... capture them and you have them for life), then Apple will strive to match their needs.   Look at the iPod Mini/Nano/Shuffles... delivered to...
I doubt that.  Retail is and will be alive and well... it will 'cloudily'  (e.g. Amazon)... But that's no different than what Macy's was 100 years ago... One hundred little shops inside one big one. I see the next tick of groceries is 'concierge shopping'   You make your menu/list on your home device.... upload it to the store, and  what's on your list is bagged and in cool/room/warm storage and waiting for you at your estimated time of arrival. Why... If you don't have...
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