Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 16:59 UTC
Apple At the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again took the stage to be interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While most of the interview can be replicated by picking and reading 10 random Apple fanblog stories - there were still a number of very interesting things that warrant some closer scrutiny.
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RE[2]: iTunes store on Android
by tessmonsta on Thu 30th May 2013 02:46 UTC in reply to "RE: iTunes store on Android"
tessmonsta
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It seems to me that Apple's business model is to perpetuate themselves as a premium hardware company by producing designer computing and mobile device products with less (read cheaper) hardware specifications than the competition, and while utilizing walled application gardens to enforce planned obsolescence in order to create a recurring revenue stream. Meanwhile, leveraging subsidized iPhones as a gateway device for the uncertain or for those that cannot afford their premium PC devices.

At least, that's how it seems to me.

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