Originally Posted by jragosta
No one's talking about Apple making a netbook.
Rather, the iPad is Apple's answer to the netbook. Similarly, there's no reason they can't make a colored phone as their answer to the low end market.
People with no imagination........
And besides, what does that have to do with the claim that Apple would never release a colored plastic product which is what I was responding to with the iMac picture?
Yes, you ARE talking about Apple making a netbook, in the sense that you're entire argument -- "as their answer to the low end market" -- is saying that Apple should engage in some race to the bottom. If you really believe that, then good. And, as I said, the second they start doing that I'm done as a shareholder. That wasn't the company I signed up for.
As to your iMac example, I didn't think I had to explain this in my first post, but obviously ...
What I MEANT was that they wouldn't/shouldn't do that NOW! You see a beautiful rMBP at the cafe, with the Apple on the lid, and you know exactly what you're looking at. It's not an effing Dell. It's not some POS HP. It's a Mac! There are TONS of $300 POS laptops out there for people who prefer that. If that's what you want, then you won't be buying an MBA.
This idea that Apple should ALL OF A SUDDEN (since the dark days, at least) try and appeal to the whole market, from the bottom to the top, seems so entirely foreign to me that I don't even know where to begin to criticize it. Why the hell should Apple appeal to the "low end market?!" That part of the market is already saturaturated with crap that indistinguishable from the other crap there. If someone wants the low end of the market product, they already have a million choices. Let them buy Acer.
A cheap iPhone doesn't make sense to me now, it didn't make sense to me before, and it won't make sense to me in the future. As I said before, the company I signed on for wasn't a company that thought to themselves, "Oh, let's make some plastic piece of junk so we can make dents in 'market share.'"
That's Samsung's job.
EDIT: When I say, "That's Samsung's job," I don't mean all of their products, obviously. Heck, I have a Samsung HDTV and a Samsung BD player, both of which I'm more than happy with. Although, I think the HDTV has a dead pixel. But unless you are looking for it specifically, you'll never notice; especially from normal viewing distance.
Edited by AaronJ - 8/13/13 at 12:22pm