Part of me wishes Apple had not been so arrogant and feeling like “We’re the only one with the right clue.” I wish they had made a wider version [of the iPhone 5]…
…I think Apple tricked itself by saying “Oh, you can reach everything with one thumb.” I don’t see anybody having trouble using the larger screen. But Apple said that as a defensive move because everyone else had larger screens…
…Not all people want the same thing. A lot of people really like big screens. – Steve Wozniak.
Ray reports, “Kass spins Woz’s comments out into a bunch of speculation, such as, Does Apple have some problem with its iOS operating system that prevents larger screens? Does it want to withhold large screens for the next iPhone upgrade cycle? … ‘In essence, Apple will have gone from a disruptive innovator and category creator with unique and different products to a company competing on the basis of run-of-the-mill hardware features,’ writes Kass. ‘This is not much different than the low-margin handset industry before Apple entered it and disrupted it.’”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: At least Woz has the plane crash brain-damage excuse, Dougie Shorty McShort.
…notwithstanding the previous successes of the Mac and iPod, there seem to be enough questions regarding the iPhone (is it really differentiated from products already on the market that have advanced features, strong operating systems, have penetrated enterprise and rely on email as their killer application?) — especially in light of the market’s starry-eyed reaction and Apple’s surge in value… – Doug Kass, January 16, 2007
On that day, Apple shares closed at $97.10. Since its release in June 2007, iPhone has only transformed the mobile device industry, demolished those who “penetrated enterprise and rely on email as their killer application,” and sold over 200 million units to date while reaping the bulk of the smartphone industry’s profits, it has propelled Apple Inc. into the most valuable public company in world history.
So, with Dougie’s AAPL cred or lack thereof now firmly established, let’s get down to brass tacks:
What’s important when you are in that hedge fund mode is to not do anything remotely truthful, because the truth is so against your view, that it’s important to create a new truth, to develop a fiction. – Jim Cramer, explaining how hedge-fund managers game the stock market, 2006
As for how iPhone 5 stacks up against other smartphones, we’ll let the reviews do the talking.
As for screen size issue please see the related “Woz” article below.
Woz: Apple has become ‘so arrogant’ over iPhone 5 – October 11, 2012
Hedge-fund manager Doug Kass: Apple is losing its mojo – October 3, 2012
Business Insider reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: ‘The closest thing to a perfect phone, ever’ – September 26, 2012
TechCrunch reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: So fantastic, it just doesn’t seem real – September 20, 2012
Bloomberg’s Jaroslovsky reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: The only great smartphone on the market – September 19, 2012
CNET reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: Editors’ Choice; a great, beautifully-engineered smartphone – September 19, 2012
NYT’s Pogue reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: If you’re getting one, wow, are you in for a treat – September 18, 2012
USA Today’s Baig reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: Keeps Apple at the front of the smartphone pack – September 18, 2012
Mossberg reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: ‘The best smartphone on the market’ – September 18, 2012
Pocket-lint reviews Apple’s iPhone 5: ‘This really is product design at its finest’ – September 18, 2012