Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel of Claim Chowder

This year-ago piece by Galen Gruman for InfoWorld hasn’t aged well (headline: “No, a Phablet Version Will Not Save the iPhone”):

Everyone is telling Apple it needs a big-screen iPhone to rekindle sales — but a look at the data shows that won’t work. […]

If you want to grow smartphone sales dramatically, you need to have much cheaper models that appeal to the billions of people in poor countries who can’t afford high-end devices. That’s where the growth is — but not the profits, which is a whole other story.

iPhone sales were up 46 percent last quarter, year-over-year, and the average selling price went up, not down.

Friday, 30 January 2015