With all of Apple’s (APPL) recent attention, regarding the Verizon iPhone debut, Steve Job’s state of health, and the recent release of the iPad 2; you’d be sure that Apple will never become “old news.” However, I think this could change sooner than we think.
I blame this partially to its timing. Although, Apple is known for being #1 for it’s innovation, it’s timing falls to #10 and is, in my opinion, what needs to be worked on. Take the iPhone for Verizon as an example. After waiting 4 years to release the first iPhone via Verizon, sales failed to create as much buzz as everyone predicted it would.
Exactly why, I dont know? But I can only guess that those who did not buy it, but who are still interested in an iPhone for Verizon, didn’t run out to stores because they’re still waiting for an iPhone compatible with VZ’s new 4G service. And, what a surprise!….Not!
It seems as though Apple has a habit of dropping a sub-par, limited featured “first generation” products, to then be followed up with a full-featured “second generation” product a year later. My question is, why? It’s not as though certain technologies are not readily available during the “first generation” drop. I can only believe that this is because it gives Apple a reason to keep consumers buying. Unfortunately for Apple, a lot of people are smartening up. This includes their competition who are not waiting on….
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