Originally Posted by dougelo7
I totally agree. I think Apple has been pretty stupid of late when it comes to money making strategies:
1) Why is there still no MacBook Air 3G add-on to iPhone subscription plans? (MBA would have its own 3G chip)
2) How come there is not yet an iTunes 3G Music Store? Apple would get a lot more business.
3) Come on Apple! Finish updating all your products instead of having some of them hanging out to dry!!! (MobileMe iDisk link emailing, Mac desktop Mini DisplayPort, iPhone compatibility with the new Apple Headsets, 802.11n on iPhone and iPod touch, new Mac mini, Snow Leopard, etc)
4) Allow people to buy ALL VIDEOS on iTunes in HD!!! Stop limiting it to movie rentals and TV shows!!! I want HD music videos and movies on my Mac
5) No mike on iPod touch; also no camera.
6) They have turned the iPod touch from sophisticated iPod-for-the-gods into cheap little touchscreen device by changing its packaging and its price. Having one used to make one considered elite in many social groups; now, everybody has bought the $230 8GB iPod touch (which, to my annoyance, looks identical to the much higher-priced 32GB model) and therefore it has lost most of its cool factor, IMO. That's why I bought a white iPhone 3G.
7) No iPhone MMS. They could use this to woo AT&T to allow tethering with the extra income from customers' MMS messages, but, no.
1) This would be nice to have. Since CDMA is so popular in the US, I wonder if having an internal proprietary slot for a 3G card (like they did with the original Airport cards) would be the best solution. And not just for the MBa, but the other notebook's too. My USB card from AT&T is less than ideal to use in both the HW and SW.
2) I think this has to do with the transfer method. It seems that selling music over that medium isn't the same as selling it over a other broadband.
3) Things take time. Apple moves faster than anyone else, though they do seem to be spreading themselves thin. I don't mind waiting, but I would like self imposed deadlines to be more accurate.
4) This is most likely a restriction from the content providers. I can't see strategic reason why Apple wouldn't want to offer high definition movies to their Mac users.
5) As thin as it is, that seems pretty tough. The iPhone already suffers from a crappy camera due to its thinness. But this also helps up-sell the new headphones and the iPhone. If the Touch does become a dominate handheld gaming device and other handheld gaming devices start offering cameras then we may see it and/or we get some new tech that allows for a camera to be placed in such a thin device then we may see it.
6) I don't understand this comment. Your problem with the Touch is that it's not elitist enough?
7) Tethering and MMS are two of the major complaints from day one. Their looks like their will be a 3rd party MMS app shortly and it looks like AT&T will soon be allowing tethering for an additional charge. The former I couldn't care less about, the latter would save me money as I currently have a $60/month AT&T USB card.
I am a devoted Apple fanboy, but their recent omissions and oversights have peeved me.
Apple has always worked like this, even when Jobs was exiled. This is nothing new.
You see, whenever Apple makes a big mistake like leaving MMS out of iPhone, the PC people who know me enjoy teasing me about it (of course, there is the double standard that any Microsoft-bashing I do is irrelevant because its products are "not as ridiculously priced as Apple devices"). The worst part of all is that I can see their point.
What MS products are so well priced compared to Apple's products? the only things that are comparable are the OS and office suites, which are much cheaper from Apple (though iWork doesn't really compete with MS Office, IMO), and the Zune models are either the same price as its competing iPod or only slightly cheaper. So what MS product are you referring?