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Posted by Neo on August 29, 2010, 3:20 pm


I agree that many consider Apple products a consider a fashion
However, I was refering the reputation of Apple as making leading edge
tech products that many attempt to copy.

However, like the fashion world - sales must sustain production, so
the contination of  the production of popular vehicle is more likely
than an unpopular one - a good design is not enough.

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on August 29, 2010, 3:36 pm

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well, I buy Apple products, too.  Macs and Airport all around the house,
and even a couple of iPods (one a Touch).

I buy the products that make my life easy, products that make sense.

But not everything they do makes sense.  Let's start with the hockey
puck mouse, shall we?  And I never, ever "got" the AppleTV.  It was
aimed squarely at what Apple considers its target market:  people with
more money than brains.  And frankly, I just don't get the iPad.  I
really don't know what problem it was designed to solve.  And frankly,
although I do understand the iPhone somewhat, it's not that big of a
deal to me.

Keep in mind, much of the "have to have" mentality that drives the
copycat stuff is the result of Apple marketing.  When will the industry
learn that's it's not ONLY about making cheap gear that geeks will want
to fiddle with; it's also about marketing.  Spend the money there, and
watch what happens.

Unfortunately for the rest of the world, Apple has a big lead on
technology marketing expertise.

Posted by Neo on August 31, 2010, 12:26 pm


The Netbooks, iPhone and iPad is an attempt to make access
to the Internet more portable by shrinking the size of the notebook
or by integrating the internet access into a cell phone.

However, once the internet access small enough to be an
accesory-like device - Apple Marketing positioned their product
as a  jewelry-like accessory which Sales then charges
jeweler-like prices.  And yes - I concede once again
Apple jewelry is a fashion statement. :-)

Apple differ from Toyota in that Apple is focuse only on the
he high end market to maximize its profit margin.  Rather
than limit themselves to the high end luxury market, Toyota
created a separate luxury brand Lexus.  During development
one of the requirements was that the Prius be affordable because
Toyota was focused on seizing the bulk of the hybrid car
global market.  Which means  that in 2009, Toyota was targeting
to sell the Prius for about or less than $5,000 each.
At the Prius' price range, only 2010 Honda Insight comes
even close.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on August 31, 2010, 12:56 pm

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Not true.  You can buy a 2GB iPod Shuffle for $9.  An 8GB iPhone is $9.  
And the iPad starts at $99, although before Jobs announced it, industry
pundits predicted it would cost twice that amount.

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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 1, 2010, 10:14 am

um, no it's not.

It's $9 plus ($0 x 24), which is $019.

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