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Jacob
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Re: Frequency is the key
Jacob   4/4/2013 7:55:17 AM
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"Apple might be releasing a new phone together with the release of the Apple TV this year. If not this year, 2014 is going to be a year of new iProducts for Apple. "

Susan, I think that's a big Gap and competitors may release more products in this gap for capturing the markets.

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Susan Fourtané   3/27/2013 12:44:08 AM
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Jacob, 

Apple might be releasing a new phone together with the release of the Apple TV this year. If not this year, 2014 is going to be a year of new iProducts for Apple. 

-Susan

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Jacob   3/26/2013 10:42:55 PM
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"Take the three latest generations of a any product and tell me what great upgrades you see. What justifies the upgrade? A frequent upgrade is not working well, and it will be worse."

When market competition is tough, either they have to update the device or has to release an alternate product. That's the one reason Samsung is frequently releasing new products.

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Susan Fourtané   3/21/2013 1:32:06 AM
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Jacob, 

I don't see latest upgrades as anything that is turning too positive. Didn't we have lately an article here about why people are not upgrading to the newest iPad, for example? Take the three latest generations of a any product and tell me what great upgrades you see.

What justifies the upgrade? Frequent upgrades is not working well, and it will be worse.  

-Susan

 

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Jacob   3/21/2013 12:15:00 AM
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"Don't you think the products start losing something in the fast preocess? New features, some innovation, maybe quality can be at risk? Is this necessary? "

Susan, for sustainability of the product these are important factors but if they want to hold either market share or customer base, frequent up gradation/features are an important factor. Do you have any thoughts in that direction?

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Jacob   3/21/2013 12:11:54 AM
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"I would agree that Apple probably needs to come out frequently with new products. But they aren't going to get the same customer set coming back every 6 months to upgrade, and that may contrast with the sales volume associated with the introduction of a totally new technology."

Eldredge, the issue is, whatever the new features Apple are incorporating to their new versions are copying by their competitor within 3 months of releasing the new product. So thereafter any advance features in their competitor's products can have an edge over Apple products. That's why i suggest for a frequent up gradation of features from Apple.

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Jacob   3/21/2013 12:00:15 AM
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Eldireg, without frequent updation how anyone can sustain the market for a long term. Its hardly very difficult.

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Eldredge   3/14/2013 1:31:18 PM
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@ Jacob - Looks like yuou have generated some discussion! You do make the valid point that competition often drives the way companies need to respond in the marketplace.

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nimantha.d   3/14/2013 12:48:03 PM
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@Jacob: True they need to come up with new products but they should also think of making things which other devices haven't produced, like something they did when they invented iPhone for the 1st time upto their upgrades till iPhone4s.


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Eldredge   3/14/2013 7:43:11 AM
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@Jacob - I would agree that Apple probably needs to come out frequently with new products. But they aren't going to get the same customer set coming back every 6 months to upgrade, and that may contrast with the sales volume associated with the introduction of a totally new technology.

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