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1 Eclectic Cyborg  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 4:32:16am

I just saw a British article showing a sizable crowd outside one of the London stores.

2 andres  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 6:18:03am

re: #1 Eclectic Cyborg

Shhh… That contradicts the “Apple is doomed” meme.

3 Skip Intro  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 8:32:52am

re: #2 andres

Shhh… That contradicts the “Apple is doomed” meme.

Not “Apple is doomed”. Apple fucked up.

4 andres  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 9:05:21am

re: #3 Skip Intro

Why, yessss. Apple fucked up. Like last year. And the year before last.

It’s not that Apple is incapable of failing (iOS 7 isn’t the greatest OS on earth), but doom-sayers have been at this for quite a while, and not proven right.

5 Skip Intro  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 10:42:05am

re: #4 andres

Why, yessss. Apple fucked up. Like last year. And the year before last.

It’s not that Apple is incapable of failing (iOS 7 isn’t the greatest OS on earth), but doom-sayers have been at this for quite a while, and not proven right.

What’s the difference between a 5s and a 5c?

$100.

What’s the difference between a 5s and a 5c over a 2 year contract?

$100.

What’s the point of the 5c again?

6 andres  Fri, Sep 20, 2013 10:50:45am

re: #5 Skip Intro

While spec-wise it’s same old, same old, it’s no longer an afterthought. As Gruber points out:

If Apple had stuck to its playbook from the past few years, the 5C would not exist, and instead, the year-old iPhone 5 would have hung around for another year, at $99 on contract, with 16 GB of storage. Engineering-wise, the afore-noted exceptions aside, they’ve stuck to the old plan. But marketing and branding-wise, they’re in all new territory. The mid-range iPhone model is no longer an afterthought, but instead a full-fledged family member, with its own TV commercials, two storage/pricing tiers (16 GB for $99, 32 GB for $199, on contract), and most importantly, a distinctive new appearance and brand.

7 jonhendry  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:20:55am

re: #5 Skip Intro

“What’s the point of the 5c again?”

The point is that it’s cheaper to manufacture, has a higher profit margin, and will probably sell boatloads. Plus it has colors.

It’s the marketing tactic of putting the one you most want to sell as your middle-priced offering. Most people won’t go for the cheap 4s. People who want to have the latest and greatest and aren’t price-sensitive will go for the 5s. Most people will probably go for the 5c.

8 jonhendry  Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:22:49am

I think any lack of lines is just because people have decided that waiting in lines is stupid, and they just order online.

9 MichaelJ  Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:51:10pm

Yup, the fanfare faded alright. The bloom is off the Apple. No one cares anymore.

Proof that Apple is doomed!

10 Skip Intro  Tue, Sep 24, 2013 10:56:49am

Why do people wait in line to buy “gold” iPhones?

Image: Ebay.jpg

11 dog philosopher  Tue, Sep 24, 2013 6:01:45pm

i don’t like the new iOS

why? a really stupid reason

i don’t like the new ‘flat’ icons. i really like the shiny icons


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