Disruptive technology

Daniel Carrera 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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