Originally Posted by wizard69
Yes and all you Canon users would be far better off with a Nikon D3
He says, coming from the distant 2nd brand.
That assumes that you swallow the idea that the Touch is a iPod and nothing more. Obviously it isn't!
Obviously, it isn't what? It isn't more, or is isn't isn't more?
In any event do understand that if people gave up wanting more our economy would collapse. There is nothing wrong with the quest for more, such desires lead directly to Apple in the first place.
The point I brought up with the camera reference was that while some desires are equitable, some aren't. I'm not saying that we shouldn't want more, but there is a line that is usually drawn. Apple has to keep products differentiated. That's what they are doing here.
This is unfortunately a bit of ignorance that gets repeated far to often to let go. The "CELL" feature of the iPhone is what distinguishes it form the rest of the iPod line up and most MP3 players for that matter.
That's what I said. You don't have to use the word "cell" to mean phone, we know what was meant.
Err NO it is a computer running Mac OS/X that happens to be optimized for music playing. If Apple wanted its iPods to be just players it would have kept the feature set simple years ago. Instead even the old players have a feature set that goes far beyond what is needed to support playing music.
Err NO. This is a product of Apple, not you. Jobs said that this is an iPod. He said that the iPhone was a phone, NOT a computer. It's the company's right to define their own products. The fact that it can do more is great, but you seem to think that Apple is obligated to YOU. They are not. If a product disappoints, don't buy it. Or, in this case, as I said, wait for the SDK, and see what happens.
A Rose Colored Dream.
It's usually described in terms of glasses, but fine. If that's what you're having, go for it!
While Apple can do just about anything it wants to that should not be construed to be good for them or the customer. Further Apple has a responsibility to its shareholders to be responsive to the consumers wants and needs.
While I basicly agree, what is good for their customers is not always good for the shareholders.
If Apple is making far more money off the iPhone, because of revenue sharing, then every iTouch that is sold instead of an iPhone, can decrease Apple's revenues, and profits, by a good deal. Not shareholder friendly.
Step back a bit and look at your posts, you are no seeing any thing from more than one perspective. All I can detect is a lopsided attempt to explain the unexplainable.
That's because it's my perspective. you are doing the same thing, because it's your perspective. Please don't pretend otherwise.
If you think that the average CEO or corporation doesn't have the capacity for meanness then you need to get out a bit more. Many a corporate leader would willing sell his mother in to sexual slavery if it meant another percentage point in sales. There is nothing silly about focusing on the darker side of the corporate world.
Again, that's silly. Business is the name of the game. While it's certainly true that executives may make decisions that are blinded by their own prejudices, just as ours are, they don't withhold features because they think that it will serve their customers right. Wow! What a perspective. I owned two companies, how many have you led?
Ah but sales have suffered. I know this because I haven't purchased one yet! Frankly though the tuner isn't high on my priority list but it is something that makes the device more attractive.
Ah yourself. Not impressed. Apple sold, what, over 50 million iPods this financial year? How many sales did they lose? 50 thousand? A few more? The cost of putting the tuner into the devices will cost more than all of the sales that were lost. How much would that tuner have cost Apple, per device, when the R&D was finished, and all of the design, parts procurement, and manufacturing was added up? $2, $3, $4, $5? Multiply the number you like by the number of sales, and wonder if the lost sales would have more than made up for it. I doubt it.
I'm dismayed that you seem to think that the majority of consumers in this country have no backbone and are so in love with Apple products that they can not resist buying. Apparently they are compelled to buy Apple products through some mysterious force that diminished their ability to make informed decisions. To this I say bunk. Apple will get my dollar when they make something I want to buy and no sooner.
Be dismayed all you want to. It has nothing to do with backbone. Most people simply don't CARE.
I'm sure Apple has plans. Unfortunately those plans don't coincide with mind nor a growing number of others. But plans are plans and no better than the paper they are drawn up on. The big question is how adaptable is Apple to the demands of the market place.
I'm sure they have plans as well, but unlike what you think, they coincide with a growing number of consumers. The number of those whose opinions don't coincide are not growing, they are shrinking, which can easily be seen from Apple's rapidly growing sales.
If you were right, apple's sales would be shrinking.