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  • Editorial: Apple is making us wait for a new iMac for no good reason

    How do we know for no reason?


    What if they're engineering a bezel-less version or something we haven't thought of yet?


    FaceID please!

    StrangeDayselijahg
  • Apple's Chinese price cuts provided only temporary sales improvement

    elijahg said:
    genovelle said:
    ireland said:
    The price lowering is hardly mentionable. It’s slight.
    20% in not slight

    £200 off a £1000 phone is still £800. That's still very expensive in a first world country, let alone a developing economy, when there are phones with 80% of the features for 40% of the price. My flagship 6s was £649 on release, now the flagship is 35% more expensive, when the average price of Android phones from most manufacturers has been falling - and I gained a lot more features upgrading from my 5s to 6s than I would from 6s to Xs. iPhones are too expensive.
    ksec said:
    It is nice that one day AI say all those iPhone XS not selling in China are bull shit, then next day decide to report about the biggest discovery was that XS is dropping YoY in shipment. Then decided price drop will fix everything and had 80+% increase in sales, and now it isn't doing so well again.  May be another day DED will have yet another article " This has all happened before "....
    It's literally only DED in the AI staff that claims sales aren't falling, but there are of course the apologist commenters here with their heads in the sand who worship DED and think Apple's current strategy (and pricing) is perfect. Apple's initial Xs pricing killed a lot of the hype and impulse buys, and the price drops are too little too late now that hype has evaporated.


    DED reports FACTS. Don't like it? Go to the Verge.


    iPhone XS was priced the same as iPhone X, a very very very successful iPhone.

    His articles are mostly op/eds.  His opinion is clearly present and the bias is also easy to spot.


    The facts are still there. A breath of fresh air from all the doom articles circling the internet as fact. There's a reason DED articles bring the most 1-post idiots.


    Back on topic:

    Apple should cater to countries. With the knockoffs copying all of Apple's features, Apple needs to partner with Chinese companies or like people have suggested, offer country specific items in Apple Stores.

    elijahg
  • Apple's iPhone still holds commanding lead in smartphone sales in Japan

    NOT ENOUGH.


    Apple needs to start catering features to specific countries.


    A gaming push would skyrocket iPhone marketshare. Funny how Sony is #3 as I think a partnership with Sony PlayStation would help Apple. For example releasing the PS1/PS2 catalog on iOS would be great or a subscription service on iOS/tvOS. Of course a Nintendo buyout would be amazing for everyone.

    Handheld gaming is huge in Japan. If Apple gave 2 shi** about gaming, more people in Japan would pay the extra $$ for the added "gaming handheld".


    Apple could also integrate LINE(A popular Japanese text app) into iMessage or acquire the company.

    From Wikipedia:

    Line began in summer 2011 as a communication system for NHN Japan employees. It then saw explosive growth when released to the public in June of that year. By 18 January 2013, Line had been downloaded 100 million times worldwide.[24] The number expanded to 140 million by early July 2013 and to 200 million by July 21.[25] As of June 2016, Japan claimed 68 million users while Thailand had 33 million.[26] As of February 2014, Indonesia had 20 million users, Taiwan 17 million, while India and Spain had 16 million each.[27] NHN company representatives announced plans to reach 300 million by further expansion in East Asia, Spain, and Chile.[28] In April 2014, Naver announced that Line had reached 400 million worldwide users,[29] and by 2017 this had grown to 700 million.[30]

    muthuk_vanalingamJWSC
  • Apple's Chinese price cuts provided only temporary sales improvement

    elijahg said:
    genovelle said:
    ireland said:
    The price lowering is hardly mentionable. It’s slight.
    20% in not slight

    £200 off a £1000 phone is still £800. That's still very expensive in a first world country, let alone a developing economy, when there are phones with 80% of the features for 40% of the price. My flagship 6s was £649 on release, now the flagship is 35% more expensive, when the average price of Android phones from most manufacturers has been falling - and I gained a lot more features upgrading from my 5s to 6s than I would from 6s to Xs. iPhones are too expensive.
    ksec said:
    It is nice that one day AI say all those iPhone XS not selling in China are bull shit, then next day decide to report about the biggest discovery was that XS is dropping YoY in shipment. Then decided price drop will fix everything and had 80+% increase in sales, and now it isn't doing so well again.  May be another day DED will have yet another article " This has all happened before "....
    It's literally only DED in the AI staff that claims sales aren't falling, but there are of course the apologist commenters here with their heads in the sand who worship DED and think Apple's current strategy (and pricing) is perfect. Apple's initial Xs pricing killed a lot of the hype and impulse buys, and the price drops are too little too late now that hype has evaporated.


    DED reports FACTS. Don't like it? Go to the Verge.


    iPhone XS was priced the same as iPhone X, a very very very successful iPhone.

    elijahgneil anderson
  • iPhone XS Max ranks fourth in DxOMark selfie camera rankings

    normang said:
    If I recall, DXO has not been overly friendly to Apple in regards to Camera scores, so I take this with a grain of salt.
    It's never been a reliable source. They were nobody until Google said they were.

    There's also suspicion that DXO and Google had a contract behind the scenes.
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