There are also a lot of people not buying 2 year old Technology for the same price it was 2 years ago. Most are holding off purchases until updates are announced.
The price of the touchbar Macbook (with new port/screen/dongle) requirements, kept a lot from skipping that for the moment.
8:46 pm — Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Cook is taking Apple from 'premium' (which schools could justify given special pricing and lower costs in the long run) to 'luxury' which is increasingly hard for any of us to justify.
8:54 pm — Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Good point anon.
I think their current strategy is just "Make all teh moneyz" which is fine and dandy in the short term, keeps investors happy, but will probably lead to their demise when there are no markets left to justify buying their products. Not saying it will happen anytime soon but if and when "tech influencers" stop recommending iPhones and Macs, shit will go downhill fast.
9:02 pm — Tuesday, 7 March 2017
> Apple still leads in revenue, but that’s because iPads and MacBooks are more expensive — and part of the reason for Chromebooks’ success in education is that the machines are so much cheaper.
Wait... so now market share is more important than revenue share? It's hard to keep track of what we should be focusing on.
9:53 pm — Tuesday, 7 March 2017
@ano2: Well to be fair, imprinting school kids with the apple environment could give longrerm loyalty, so for this market segment, market share seems kind of important. Doesn't mean that for any other market segment this is the same. On the contrary, as long as no negative network effects kick in (because iOS is big enough of a network to withstand), revenue/income share is actually more important for the viability of the company
10:14 pm — Tuesday, 7 March 2017
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