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 zima on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 23:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sandman619"
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In addition to the rubbish others pointed out... slower data transfer standards of older devices limit processing, are you for real? The conditions of local (radio) ~environment overrule that, you virtually never reach hypothetical maximums of latest models.

"Fallacy" - you just provided an argument for artificial segmentation. I mean, they could retire the obsolete 3GS and push down prices of 4 and still get a nice profit ...not such nice, though.
3GS will likely be dropped from OS upgrades only few months after end of its large scale sales and active push on consumers.

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