Re: One hit wonder?
I was thinking we biped monkeys like new things (more than we like discounted older things) – so what if Apple comes out with a nominally new phone – say around $400 – which is fairly competitive on features with similarly priced Androids?
Such a phone would have one unique selling point which none of the Android phones would be able to compete with – it would be not Android.
If Apple are to be believed then owning such a phone would allow one to avoid every moment of life being tracked, warehoused, filleted, packaged and monetised.
Of course if you are someone who believes Apple are totally evil and horrid and just as bad as Google then such a phone would not be for you.
If you are someone who believes that no one including yourself gives a shit about privacy anyway then such a phone would also not be for you or anyone else.
If you are the type who would never ever ever ever ever even consider buying a phone that has a non-user-replaceable-battery/other-well-known-horrid-Apple-feature then it wouldn't be for you either.
Also if you are someone who believes Apple only cares about margins and that they would never consider using their cash pile to subsidise something in the short term to try to gain market/mind share then you will conclude this will never even happen.
It will be interesting to see if it does happen though, and if it does how well it sells.