daniel.carrera at zmsl.com
Sat Apr 29 09:11:44 UTC 2006
James Gray wrote:
>>Apple buyers are willing to buy vastly over-priced hardware just to run a
>>few programs that they like a lot.
> Disagree with this for the most part. Sure *some* of Apple's hardware is
> overpriced and under-performing. However I think if you're referring to
> iPods...yes. Way too much coin for far too little *IF* you only use it as
> an MP3 player. Like MS, Apple provide a whole suit of products that mesh
> really well and people are willing to pay for that level of hardware and
> software integration. iPod + MacOS + iTunes = Music PLATFORM, not three
> separate "gadgets".
But that's precisely the point. This is a high-margin low-volume product
that costs more than competting products but there is a market willing
to pay the premium price because it gives them something that they
really want and are willing to pay good coin for it.
I certainly didn't mean to diss Apple :)
>>Microsoft will end up in a similar place.
> I tend to agree with you again from here on ;)
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