Luxury brand? Strange definition:
- MacBook Air set the price point for its segment. Even today, the only way anyone has managed to beat the price is by significantly cutting features.
- iPhone - priced right in line with other premium phones
- MacPro - generally lower than competitive Xeon systems of similar quality, particularly when you look at the dual CPU version
- iMac - you still can't find a comparable 27" AIO for less
- iPad - other 10" tablets are around the same price
Apple's profits and success are not coming from a significant premium in pricing as they did in the past. Today, their prices are pretty much in line with the market while their margins are from volume, design efficiency, and an unmatched supply chain.
You're confusing 'popular' and 'profitable' with 'luxury brand'.
Some of the 7" tablets on the market appear to be reasonably successful. Maybe we should make one.
Apple's iPad is the industry leader, so let's copy as many details as we can, including the appearance of the product, patented software technologies, the packaging, the cables, the icons, and anything else we can think of.
You think those two are equivalent?
Dude, you make way, way too much sense in your posts. Does the internet know you're here?