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Cheaper iPhone would be the beginning of the end for Apple - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Cheaper iPhone would be the beginning of the end for Apple - Silicon Valley Business Journal | QR Codes & NFCs | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, the Apple rumor mill kicked into high gear as it tried to digest...

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The iPhone is more than the hardware, it is a sum of a few parts namely the IOS development community, the 500K apps, the app store, the apple store, the apple fan community and the hardware and hardware suppliers. As long as the reliability is not compromised, a few missing features for a second rate iPhone in exchange for a few hundred millions more users will not be bad!

 

The internal infighting and Forstall departure probably has a bigger negative impact

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, January 10, 2013 7:51 AM

I have to agree. Brand erosion is a strategy the uninformed and inexperienced use. I see the merit in wanting to protect/improve their market share against Andriod/Samsung, etc., but whiy dip down oint to cheapie game? Apple has a high price, high value unique selling proposition. What will it be now?


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