Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 16th Dec 2012 16:25 UTC
Apple "Starting today, Walmart has dropped prices on both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, with the 16 GB iPhone 5 now on sale for just $127 and the iPhone 4S coming in at $47." I'm sure a 33% price cut right ahead of the holidays is totally normal for a product of which demand outstrips supply. Right?
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RE: The yearning is palpable
by unclefester on Tue 18th Dec 2012 07:24 UTC in reply to "The yearning is palpable"
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The yearning that some people have to see Apple stumble or fail is almost palpable.

The Apple share price has already dropped 30%. The market has spoken.

Fact. Apple has less than 15% of the new smartphone market and less than 50% of the new tablet market - and rapidly falling.

Apple sold over 5 million iPhone 5 units in the weekend of its launch in the U.S. and 8 other developed markets. An estimated 2 million iPhone 5 units were sold at U.S. carriers in the first 10 days of launch or 1.0% penetration of a post-paid subscriber base of around 200 million.

The smartphone market has expanded exponentially but the total Apple sales have barely increased.

In a shorter time span of just 3 days, Apple sold over 2 million units at China Unicom and China Telecom, a 1.5% penetration of a 130 million 3G subscriber base. This suggests potential for subscriber penetration in China could be similar to that of developed countries despite per capita GDP that is less than 1/5 of the U.S.

Keep drinking the Kool Aid.

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