the amount of analyst/pundit stupidity about the 5c and 5s may be at an all time high this time. and that is saying something!
the 5c of course is just last year's iPhone 5 with a modest spec bump and new fun plastic colors. which means an even better iPhone than before for $100 less (or even less than that where discounted). and next year it will replace the 4s, still on sale now, at its $-0- plus contract price point - but the stupidheads just can't wait that long i guess.
with this three-model price tiering Apple of course is protecting is overall profit margins instead of joining the android race to the profits bottom. why the stupidheads think selling iPhones at low margins is smart i really can't guess. i suppose they claim it is needed for "market share," because ... well, just because, you know? bragging rights are all that matters!
what Apple really IS doing about market expansion this year is finally getting deals in place with the #1 telcos in both Japan and China, two huge markets. the DoCoMo deal is done and look at what is happening!
the China Mobile deal may also be done, but can't start until CM's 4G network is ready - soon. and if the following report is true, there are already 10's of millions of unlocked/jailbroken iPhones running on its old 2G network now:
now today we are hearing the stupidheads whining about Apple's not releasing first weekend 5c pre-order totals, concluding therefore that must mean sales were poor. instead of the obvious necessity to simply wait a week until both the 5s and 5c are both available for sale/preorder next weekend to have a real idea about overall initial demand. but the stupidheads just can't wait that long either i guess.
finally we have stock market "investors" short-selling speculators being cited as a key indicator for both iPhones' prospects. the stupidheads haven't yet grasped that Apple stock is clearly being gamed by the professional traders, cynically using rumors as their market-moving tools. those speculators might even include a few of the stupidheads who are actually just pretending to be that stupid on purpose. very few of these web pundits ever disclose their investments, as real journalists are expected to do ...