So now that the speculation is over (and dare I say how correct the
rumors were) one good question was raised today about how entirely out
of character it was for Apple to cut the price of a current product
(in this case the iPhone) from $599 to $399. Was it panic? Were they
simply gouging the early adopters (such as me)?
I’d like to answer that. I think Apple had every intention or rolling
out the iPod touch around the same time as the iPhone and letting
users decide if they wanted a converged cell phone and iPod. But at
some point they got a little behind with the iPhone and had to take
some engineers off MacOS 10.5 to help. Now that iPod touch and others
are ready they can lower the price and align the products the way they
wanted. That said Apple must be kicking itself for sticking it to
their very important early adopters. If I were still at Apple I’d be
sceaming to make it right – at the very least a few free ringtones
would be nice. 9/6 UPDATE: Steve makes things right!
If you missed the keynote, here it is.
Sent from my iPhone