Re: Apple idiocy
- From: "John Slade" <hhitman86@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 21:12:54 GMT
"Jim Polaski" <jpolaski@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
In article <1153078361.721743.124100@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Edwin" <thorne25@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jim Polaski wrote:
In article <1153056376.847023.81010@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Chris Clement" <chris.clement@xxxxxxx> wrote:
The eMac has disappeared! Apple announced a new one, then pulled
off the shelf, at least for individuals.
So much for the eMac displacing Windows sales.
That was pretty stupid. Obviously they were concerned that the new
iMac was going to hurt the sales of higher priced iMacs.
Not necessarily stupid. Apple has a direct sales education sector for
Yet you divert the remainder of your remarks to sales to individuals.
Oh so you think problems/issues only exist in one segment? Sure you do
fits your arguing mode.
If, noting the historical problems Apple has had with supply issues,
You mean the problems you pretended didn't exist when they were brought
up in the past?
Apple has HISTORICALLY had supply problems with popular products. We've
that and bemoaned it...why couldn't Apple plan better.
they're aware that if sales to individuals displace sales to
supply problems, they have an even bigger problem.
What happened to that "direct education sector" you mentioned above?
The "company" produces a product and sells in both sectors in education to
institutions and individuals. But individuals begins purchasing so many it
compromise what is available to the institutions so they cut the product
individuals. That isn't so hard to imagine even for you. It's also what
sense because it's far more expensive and a lot harder to increase
especially if the factory has no more capacity or they can't buy more
capacity. Too bad you don't understand manufacturing more than you do.
This with the school buying
period coming up. IOW, this could just as well be a safety issue by
inventory especially if the demand is that high. They can't increase
very quickly. The only way to throttle demand is usually to raise
Apple won't do here.
IOW, Apple decided the best way to handle high demand was to cancel the
product? And the fact they make less profit on this product had
nothing to do with it?
What's apparent is you don't understand the education marketplace. Schools
Macs so kids at home get Macs. If kids at home, or anyone who qualifies,
the stock, there aren't any for the schools since supply is constrained.
course you probably think they can punch some button and production can
to whatever is necessary, but when you're contracting production, you
don't have that option in the short term. Apple, like others, has to
supply from numerous OEM's to up production.
When demand exceeds production, a company has several choices. Increase
production(expensive) Or Raise prices to curb demand which is unwise in
marketplace. Here, Apple limited sales instead of raising prices. To
production often takes a lot of time and other costs which is not an
solution that is available to them.
In other words, everything Apple does is smart and just fine. According
to Jimmy Polaski, Apple can't make mistakes. Even if Apple puts R&D into a
new product only to pull it for poor sales, Jimmy here will say that was
purely brilliant by Apple. They have a word for this kind of dumb and blind
loyalty, it's called brainwashing.
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