September 5th, 2007

Comp Lounging

iPhones and iPods

So Apple just announced that they're producing an iPod with the iPhone's touch interface -- this, I expected. They're also getting rid of the lower-end iPhone and slashing the price on the remaining model by a third! That, at least to me, is surprising in how big of a discount it is... So I'll ask you, LJ readers, in an attempt to discover the real motivation behind this move!


Poll #1050668 iPhone: Hey, Wha Happened?

iPhone prices were cut by a third because...

Apple's vanguard products always start overpriced to milk profits
5(10.2%)
they're Apple. They just do that sort of thing.
1(2.0%)
Steve really wants to make those market share numbers by year's end.
3(6.1%)
they had to minimize price disparity versus the now-touch-enabled iPod.
0(0.0%)
other smart phones are starting to provide stiff competition.
3(6.1%)
the Zune was providing such stiff competition... no, wait...
0(0.0%)
they've secretly discontinued it and are liquidating inventory.
2(4.1%)
giant space weasels control Steve's brain!
9(18.4%)