Originally Posted by sog35
Steve was DYING. Give the man a FRIKEN break.
Have you even bothered to read up on the history of Apple and Steves management of the company. He screwed up more things than you realize. Many of the engineers building the products of the future had to hide what they where doing from Steve so that the work would not get canned. There is no basis for your Steve worship.
He did anticipate demand with the iPod, iPhone, iTunes, App Store, and iPad. He did.
Again you are simply uninformed.
Now name me ONE THING Cook anticipated? ONE THING.
How would anybody here answer that question?
He anticipated a demand for a $550 cheap looking plastic iPhone. WRONG!
There is nothing wrong with that phone, people wanted that finger print sensor more than anything. The fact is there is no way to predict customer up take for any product, be it a Cabbage Patch Doll or a plastic iPhone.
He Fuking didn't even produce enought 5S phones this holiday season!!! What a f'ing joke.
Do you really think Cook is happy about that?
Then didn't make enought iPadMini Retina. WTF!!!!
Same thing last year with iPadMini, iPhone5, and iMac.
All this means is that demand moves into the next quarter. It is exceptionally bad economics to build factories to serve a few weeks of early adopters. Given that though yeah it would have been nice to better predict the demand split between the top of the line models and the 5C. Companies get this wrong all the time which is often why you see dumping of product into alternative channels.