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Ex-Apple CEO: Apple Must Take Advantage of Emerging Markets’ Growth.

Started by: tecknurd | Date 01/16/13 07:57:40 PM
Comments: 9 | Last Comment:  01/19/13 09:19:24 PM

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It seems John Sculley has some things against Apple like the products are expensive. In this case, he is persuading Apple to change to making low cost products. Premium products are costly. Making premium products that are half the price really makes a premium product not so premium anymore.

There is an old saying, "You get what you paid for." This means you buy a product that is cheap, you get cheap quality. Drop any generation of Samsung Galaxy S and do the same to any generation of an iPhone. The iPhone will survive while the Samsung Galaxy S phones will not. They do cost about the same amount of money.

It is nice to support the developing countries, but supporting them hurts the product line up because the products have to be cheap enough for these developing countries to buy.

I am not in developing country, so I could buy an Apple product. I choose not to because I do not feel the need to use one.
0 2 [Posted by: tecknurd  | Date: 01/16/13 07:57:40 PM]
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you re wrong, premium products are made in low quantity to make sure they are flawless, many people think that apple is premium because its looks. there is no products from bose,bmw,audi that are made in millions not disposable as ipad,they will use the best materials to make a durable product, apple coould have built the iphone with hardened case but they didnt care ITS NOT PREMIUM audi will not sell or rolex a products without extensive testing, sony sold 150 millions PS3 and no manufacturing flaws like apple
0 1 [Posted by: heldown  | Date: 01/16/13 11:48:11 PM]
PS3 with no manufacturing flaws? Then how they melt with L.A. Noire?
There is not such a thing like products with no manufacturing flaws, something, somewhere, a part number or 2 will have a flaw.
Also apple is not selling durability, they are selling user experience.
0 0 [Posted by: nitro912gr  | Date: 01/18/13 02:31:53 PM]
a cheap product that look like premium and sold , premium is not yellowish white case, or loose buttons
0 0 [Posted by: heldown  | Date: 01/16/13 11:49:13 PM]
they are many videos demo showing dropping the iphone4 vs the galaxy s2, ur argument is invalid.
2 0 [Posted by: beancrafted  | Date: 01/17/13 11:22:12 PM]
Galaxy S is a cheap product? Since when?
Galaxy S will break if dropped?
What are you talking about?
Galaxy S is not a cheap phone, is side by side in each generation with iPhone, both in price and specification.
1 0 [Posted by: nitro912gr  | Date: 01/18/13 02:28:35 PM]

I guess he did similiar thing when he was in charge of apple and end result was share holders called steve jobs back
0 0 [Posted by: jagd  | Date: 01/16/13 10:53:01 PM]

Steve Jobs will be turning in his grave at this suggestion. The Apple image has been carefully built up - expensive gadgets for the well healed. Any deviation from this would undermind the "cool" factor. In the auto industry, car makers create new brands for developing markets. But everyone has access to the roads and this fact can be easily disguised. It is impossible for Apple with their walled garden ecosystem.
1 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 01/17/13 03:22:13 PM]

What, apple reduce their massive % profit markups on every part of every product they sell...................but that wouldn't be cool
0 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 01/19/13 09:19:24 PM]


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