OK, and your point?
So, does that include your opinions too? You're saying that your opinions reek like a stinking asshole? Great… very nice.
How about this. How about NOT spreading your "stinking opinions" around here? That would be nicer for the rest of us, clearly.
Some of us actually don't work at creating a stench everywhere we go. Get that?
Stupid is as stupid does. - Momma Gump
Andysol is right, though, man. For you and I it would be great to be able to buy it cheaper, but Apple has had great success with the product and, to date, they have been very accurate with iPad pricing. I don't think Apple wants to sell it cheaper if they know they can sell it at a higher price point... even a "much" higher price point.
If the Nexus line is able to deliver the same experience, same quality and the same ecosystem as Apple then maybe Apple has a problem. At present it doesn't look like Google even comes close... well, at least in my opinion.
If you are really worried about Apple's share price then all I can say is... don't worry. Apple has a great product mix and if they blow the pricing on one product then they can adjust without much, if any, damage.
... and that is... just my opinion.
$399 for the Retina mini is way too high. This model should have started at the price of the old mini while the old mini dropped further. It's nice that they included the A7, but I really think this model is priced too far above its competition. The Retina mini costs 74% more than a Nexus 7. How is that a compelling price?
Irrelevant. It's a compelling device.
allenbf wrote: »
Exactly, same here. I've wanted a mini with retina for a year now. But for $100 more I can get the Air. And it's lighter and thinner so portability becomes less of a factor.
Apple is crafty, methinks the $399 price tag is simply to up sell people. It may work on me...
island hermit wrote: »
Andysol is right, though, man.
... but I still believe that Apple is short on its expected 5c numbers.
You see, when I think people are right... I'll say so. When I think they are wrong... then I'll say so.
PS - take the curlers out of your hair for our next date.
LOL. Pretty happy to be wrong about the iPad mini. This is indeed a better update than I could have hoped for, and shows that Apple values the iPad mini as an equal to the iPad Air, by giving it basically the same specs. Quite possible the new mini outsells the air at these close feature sets.
This is a strange move as it will cannibalize the iPad Air like no other...but perhaps Apple thinks thats going to happen anyway, so might as well do it right.
It is better to cannibalize your own products that someone else cannibalizing them for you. I like what Apple did here. If you look at their Macs and iOS devices you will see that now there is a price point for everyone.
It's a common phrase. I wasn't calling anyone an asshole or insulting them. It also applies to my opinions as they are opinions.
Unless your opinions conform to the norm around here... well... you know...
I had one guy insult the shit (keeping with the theme) out of me and I'd never even had an exchange with him.
It takes all types.
Maybe you prefer the wider screen. Maybe you have already invested in the Apple ecosystem or otherwise prefer iOS.
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tallest skil wrote: »
Buy your own. They want everyone to have one. It’s not that difficult to understand.
struckpaper wrote: »
Yes and no. Two factors: 1. Demand of 5s is so great that they might have trouble making enough sensors for multiple product lines. 2. It is not uncommon for Apple to hold something back for the "tock" year of their tick-tock cycle.
I wouldn't worry too much about the iPad's price, the entry level is now the iPad mini, and that covers the price points.
They can't make enough TouchID's for both the 5S and all the iPads. Also the iPhone usually gets the new features first since its also the most expensive product. Also Apple wants to see how the TouchID works for the 5S before they expand it to all iOS devices.
The storage disappointments are a fact of life. I'll say it again. If Apple wanted each model (16/32/64/128) to have the EXACT same gross margin prices would look like this:
16G - $549
32G - $599
64G - $649
128G - $699
Bottom line is the 16GB is being sold at a discount. The larger storage options are subsidizing the 16GB model. Its not that the 128GB is a ripoff, its the 16GB model is a deal. Also take into consideration economies of scale. I'm sure the low storage models sell the most so they can afford to have lower margins.
Don't even waste time on the iPad2. Its the bottom of the barrel product like the iPhone 4. It is what it is. Selling the iPad3 for $399 would hurt margins big time.
What a strange little man you are. I doubt you even own stock, and are obsessed with margins ( unlike us stock or options holders who only care about EPS, or stock price growth - which can happen if the stock anticipates future growth regardless of EPS).
but there you are, probably writing from a tent or a hole in the ground, arguing the most important thing to you is Apple charges more and keeps it's margins. I have no idea why you care. Customers should be supporting lower prices, made up for with higher sales. Stock holders just want a good EPS, or dividends. As an options holder I want stock growth, which is more likely with market anticipation of higher sales than maintaining margins.
The arguments are hysterical because the stakes are non-existent.