Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Jun 2012 19:50 UTC
Apple Benedict Evans: "How do you segment without fragmenting? Apple achieved this pretty easily with the iPod by varying the storage, but that wouldn't be meaningful for the iPhone. The cheap one has to run the apps, but people still have to have a reason to buy the expensive one. What you can do is vary the Apple supplied features, without varying the hardware and API platform that your third-party developers are targeting." Like I said: iOS 6 Starter, iOS6 Home, iOS 6 Professional, and iOS 6 Ultimate. Microsoft got blasted for confusing and arbitrary segmentation - rightfully so - but as usual, Apple gets a free pass when it does the exact same thing. At least Microsoft uses different names and forces OEMs to be clear about what they're shipping. I've said it before: I find calling all these different versions "iOS 6" without modifiers pretty scummy and misleading.
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RE: Comment by Sandman619
by WorknMan on Tue 26th Jun 2012 21:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sandman619"
WorknMan
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Being broke as you are though, you'll have to figure out if spending $80+ to attend a wedding is really the best use of your cash.


Yeah, I don't think new features missing on older hardware could be considered fragmentation. Otherwise, the newest version of Adobe CS not being able to run on one of those old, monochrome IBM PC's from the 80's would be considered fragmentation ;) I mean, where would you draw the line?

Fragmentation is more like two identical (or nearly identical) pieces of hardware not being able to run the same software. You know, like 8 months after ICS is out, Android devices are still shipping with Gingerbread.

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