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  • Apple Screwed Up Big Time [View article]
    It's true.

    This Christmas my wife wanted a new tablet. Having two iPhones, iPad 1 and two Apple TV's a new iPad seemed inevitable. I went to purchase a new iPad mini ($649) with wireless connectivity and got sticker shock. For the price of a new iPad with wireless connectivity I instead purchased a Nexus 7 ($349) with wireless and a Nexus 5 to replace her iPhone 4. I got a free Google TV Dongle and about $30 dollars in Google Play credits.

    The user experience isn't as seamless as Apple's but it's getting there. What's interesting is how a lower priced, better looking alternative opens up your wallet to a new ecosystem. This likely isn't true just for me, but for many others.

    The high price, high margin Apple premium is nice, but the competitive edge is somewhat dulled as Google, Amazon and other blunt Apples advances.
    Jan 1, 2014. 01:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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