So, Apple introduced the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. That part went just like everybody thought it would. Well, at least as far as the naming went.
Apple failed (FAILED) to introduce a bargain-basement, cheap-ass, trailer-trash-chic version of their phone. Many analysts and market pundits predicted a low-end phone designed for the market demographic that makes all of its decisions on price. If you have a list of the people who predicted that Apple would decide to be a commodity producer competing on price, you may safely add a header to that list: Ignore
Those people are idiots who pay zero attention to what Apple does. Apple’s mission is to make great products. Sometimes they fail (Mobile Me, Newton). Apple has not changed their mission to “Sell lots of shit.” They go all out to make great products. Selling a lot of those products is an intended side effect, but it isn’t the prime mover.
I’m eager for iOS 7. I finally upgraded to an iPhone 5 from my old 4S. The 4S was still a great phone, but I’d crammed it so full of useless apps and crap that it was no longer able to keep up with my silliness. The iPhone 5 is a nice improvement. It’ll be a fine fit for the new OS.
Whatever else you may think of Apple, this much is true – Tim Cook is the man. Barack Obama is not George Washington, but then again neither was Grover Cleveland. Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs? Okay. So what? He has the company making great products and making money hand over fist. Is there something else he was supposed to do?
On an unrelated note, Michael Dell is giving the stockholders their money back. I’m not one of them.
I’ve been reading a few things around and about the innertubes that I’m struggling to make sense out of.
Most of the phone OEMs are not making money on their hardware. The only real exceptions are Apple and Samsung.
Android owns market share for mobile devices. This is to the point that Apple is really struggling. Apple. Struggling.
PC sales are losing ground to tablets (TABLETS).
Can somebody tell me how Android is winning the mobile war when Apple sells all (MOST) of the tablets? Can anyone tell me what Dell is going to do when tablets are outselling PCs? Are they going to introduce a Windows 8 tablet against Microsoft’s Surface? If not, what? Is Michael Dell going to apply for federal aid as though Dell is a “too big to fail” kerosene lamp company?
Tonight’s featured video is from the era when Dell was an innovative company.
Note: I use a Dell computer at work. It sucks. It doesn’t suck because it’s a Dell, but being a Dell doesn’t make Windows 7 run any better, either. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the problem.