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Posts by Michael Scrip

You're right... Apple and Sony don't have much in common as corporations or through their heritage.But the question was.... will Apple ever slip into irrelevance (like Sony has with televisions, for instance)In the context of what was said in the interview... Brian Williams said when he was a child having a Sony Trinitron was a big deal.Nowadays... Sony TVs aren't a big deal anymore.They weren't talking about Apple as a whole and Sony as a whole. It was more about Sony...
I dunno... would you really spend a couple hundred dollars on a "practice" Android tablet?Even if butterfingers run in your family... it might be better to put that money into an Otterbox for the iPad... rather than buying an Android tablet (they don't even want) to test their handling skills.Maybe get some juggling lessons first instead of wasting money on an Android tablet
Then maybe people will realize that market share just isn't a big deal after all. It certainly is fun for us to talk about market share on a forum. But outside of those market share "bragging rights"... who cares?You're right... the Mac is a niche product... and it has NEVER had a market share advantage over Microsoft PCs... in 28 years.So what?It happened with phones about 2 years ago... and it will probably happen again in tablets too.Again... so what?Is the goal merely...
See... I don't quite agree (surprise) Microsoft had tablets for over a decade. But as others have said... Microsoft just shoehorned Windows XP into a thick heavy tablet. It was mostly a usability failure (a non-touch OS on a touch device) and definitely a commercial failure (based of the percentage of tablet PCs vs standard PCs)I will absolutely give Bill Gates credit for his vision... but his execution simply fell short.Now for the iPad...You're right... at the most...
For the sake of argument... let's say the iPad isn't innovative...So what can we say about all the other companies who also ventured down the tablet road?If the iPad is "just a big iPod Touch"... what are all those other guys' tablets?Just like your picture earlier... Picard and Gates had tablets a decade before the iPad. So yeah... I can kinda see why the iPad might be considered derivative.But doesn't that apply to every tablet that came after the iPad too?Did anyone...
I'm not sure Apple sells boatloads of the iPad 2.There are articles that estimate that the cheaper iPad 2 is only 18% of iPad sales. Apparently the more expensive $500+ iPad was the bulk of sales.I guess people had the $399 base price in mind as they entered the store.... but that extra $100 to step up to the beautiful Retina display was a deal too good to pass up.It will be interesting to see how the new $329 base price and the smaller form factor will do... and if it...
Apple stock was at $377 when Steve Jobs passed away.Look at it now.If the death of Apple's co-founder and leader had no ill effects on the stock price... and the stock price eventually rose a year later... imagine what more new products and record sales will do too.
If we're strictly speaking about pricing... Apple has sold PLENTY of iPads at $500+Hell... even when the iPad 2 dropped to $399... they only represented something like 18% of iPad sales... meaning 82% of iPads were the more expensive models ($500-830)But what is happening here is Apple entering new territories... both a smaller iPad and a new price category.Someone might not even consider the $499 iPad... and maybe $399 was too pricey as well. But $329 might hit the...
Even if that screen actually has more screen real-estate than other 7" tablets?
The old Dock Connector was supposed to be licensed too... I think it was $4 per device.Any reasonable company would pay it... but I'm sure there were a lot of non-licensees.
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