“As many members of the media try real hard to find failure with Apple even when success is at hand, it’s often forgotten that the company has actually released products that haven’t done so well over the years,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. “Of course, most of these products are forgotten among thousands and thousands of other products that have failed to deliver acceptable sales, but it’s Apple after all.”
“But before you consider the bad stuff, today’s Apple can’t afford any failure. The world is watching carefully,” Steinberg writes. “Even the iPhone 5c, which basically allowed Apple to sell a new model rather than last year’s iPhone 5, is perceived as a huge fail. Is it? If sales are less the iPhone 5, perhaps. If sales are equal or better, the answer is no. By using plastic rather than metal, Apple has managed to build them cheaper. But since Apple isn’t breaking out sales of individual models, the best that can be done is to examine the top listings at a third-party dealer or a wireless carrier that reveal such figures.”
Steinberg writes, “The real failure is the product that goes nowhere, and certainly the Power Mac G4 Cube is first among many.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote back in mid-October:
According to CIRP, the iPhone 5c accounts for 27% of iPhone sales vs. 64% for iPhone 5s. Last year, also according to CIRP, the iPhone 4s captured 23% vs. 68% for iPhone 5.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]