Originally Posted by MacRulez
Because one-size-fits-all doesn't.
The worst thing about Sculley's remark is its obviousness.
Apple doesn't sell just one type of computer, and sooner or later they'll start diversifying their phones as well.
Apple is too big and too smart to cede so much of the market to competitors. I'm surprised so many here underestimate Apple's scope.
Such last-century thinking.
Apple doesn't sell just one type of mobile device, either. They have MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs, iPads, iPad minis, iPhone 4, 4S & 5, and an array of iPods. Even more diversity than looking at it by "computers". Yet, the one thing none of these displays of diversity does not show is a pandering to the expectations of analysts, nor a participation in a commodity market.
This call for Apple to enter the cheap "smartphone" market is just netbooks revisited. An insistence that they must enter a market with no profits simply because "everyone" is doing it. Apple is too smart to cede its business strategy to analysts. I'm surprised so many keep repeating the mistaken ideas of the past.