Friday, October 22, 2010 4:58:23 PM
You have to admire Apple, which basically means Jobs.
They sell stuff with at least a 50% markup solely for the name and talk people into buying it over stuff that's at least as good at half to two-thirds of the price. People pay a lot of money for `i`. That`s it. They`re buying a marketing gimmick. It would be impressive if Apple made any profit at all, but they make more profit than IBM!
Apple - adequate products, brilliant marketing. Jobs is a genius at business.
Sure, ipad sales might be less than he likes, but he`s selling a barely mediocre tablet PC that`s the wrong size and has much of the key functionality removed and he`s charging a ridiculous price for it...and he`s still selling enough of them to make more piles of cash.