Charles Jade, suggesting that Apple abandon hard-to-negotiate revenue sharing agreements with phone carriers around the world:
Every day that goes by is a chance for someone, even Microsoft, to pull its collective corporate head out of the nether regions and create a “good enough” iPhone competitor that costs half as much.
Just like how every day is another chance for someone, even Microsoft, to create a “good enough” iPod competitor for half the price? No one’s going to beat Apple by being “good enough”. The only way to beat the iPhone is by creating something better. Someone may well soon deliver such a worthy rival, but, if so, it sure isn’t going to be at half the price.
★ Monday, 12 May 2008