Originally Posted by 801
I think you are on the right track, applebaum. If I had my guess, Jobs wants the ipad to be the cheap handle to the expensive razorblades. Or Kodak's Brownie, cheap camera means lots of repeat business in film and processing. The ipads like the Kodak Brownie or the Glillet disposable razor.
Jobs wants us to consume Software and Services on our Ipad 2. The money is not in the Ipad, its in its media consuming appetite.
Thats my guess.
Bingo. That is what the new Carolina Cloud is for. Its to support this base of media consuming iproduct. What a cash stream. And internationally applicable.
Yeah... it's gotta be something like that!
But I don't know if Apple wants to get in the Content business -- it would send a bad signal to other Content providers. Just as they don't get heavy into the app business, because it competes with the developers.
Here's what I want.
If I as a consumer of content , I look at what frustrates me the most -- I can't get the content I want, when i want on the devices I want it.
For live event content I understand I need to watch live; record live; or rent/purchase after the fact.
We pay ATT U-verse $180/mo for basic cable and Medium speed Internet. We Pay ATT Wireless $255/Mo for 5 phones (2 iPhones) and 1 iPad 3G. We pay NetFlix $19 month for streaming Movies and the occasional DVD. Red Box gets another $15/mo. And we've rented or purchased hundreds of LPs, VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs. Spend $50 a month with iTMS. Spend $50/month first run DVDs.
All that, over $500/mo (and all the time, space and equipment) and we still can't get what we want.
If Apple can negotiate/convince the Content Owners
to allow demand or subscription streaming to any/all of my iDevices (including AppleTV.
If Apple can negotiate/convince my IP provider
to assure acceptable streaming performance through to my router.
If Apple can negotiate/convince my wireless provider
to assure acceptable streaming performance through to my iDevices,
If Apple can remove the burden/requirement for me me to manage and maintain a local media-library for all my purchases.
I would gladly pay Apple the $500/month to have Apple either deal with these entities or bypass them.