Originally Posted by jragosta
Let's see if we can make sense of your twisted logic:
You say that you aren't claiming to know more about running Apple than the management team - yet you keep saying that they're doing it wrong and should do something different.
No I didn't. I did suggest that they make the 3GS cheaper, which they already have done and will continue to do. This is the kind of wish list which gets said on Apple Insider, and which the site is here for. Stuff like "I wish the iPhone had NFC", or "I wish the iPhone had a larger screen". It isn't an ex cathedra instruction to management of Apple who probably aren't reading.
OTOH, I say that the management team should be left alone to make the decisions that they clearly know how to make - and you accuse me of thinking I can run the place better than Apple.
Nope. There's no way that I can make sense of your twisted logic.
Saying the management should be "left alone to do what they want" is to curtail all discussion on Apple's market strategy. However if they say there are interested in market share it makes no sense to say they are not interested in market share.
The discussion here is on the fact that Apple is getting spanked in the pre-paid market. There are two responses to this.
1) The less popular response ( on AI): Apple needs a lower priced model.
3) The more popular response - Apple doesn't care, its got LOADSAMONEY!
You ( and others) say that Apple are not interested in market share. I post a link from the CEO saying he is very very interested in market share and thinks the 37M is just the beginning, that there is a 2B unit per year market out there. Thats not an instruction to management, it is a reference on what they themselves say, it is a clear refutal of the argument to profit matters above all else.
Apple does care about market share, ( and it also cares about margins), hence we can dicsuss what they have to do to get traction in the pre-paid market which is most of the 90% which Tim Cook is eying.