uwb09 wrote:of course multi-tasking is coming, USB will come one day also, and all that other BS
and by then Apple will be on its 3rd or 4th launch, and all the apple fan boys will have bought each and every one
when it comes to pricing discrimination, apple knows how to screw it's fan base out of as much money as they can, and they do it perfectly
I was going to correct you that multi-tasking is real (announced today) and not some "one day" thing that will require buying new hardware... but then I just noticed on the Apple site that multitasking ability will only be supported on the newer iPhone 3GS, which I don't have. Sonofabitch
im not saying that you were wrong, i'm agreeing that it will come one day
what many diehard apple fans fail to see is that Apple could have all these features and hardware upgrades available now if they wanted to. But they know that their diehard fan base will pay a massive markup, for a vastly underfeatured product, because well, they will buy anything apple spits out.
Once apple is done taking in all the money from their "sleep in the street all night for every night product steve jobs throws at them" segment, they will lower the price a bit, add some more features, and bring in a whole new revenue stream. Once that stream is run out, they will fill it with all the features, drop the price even more, and that is basically their mass market model.
like i said, apple knows what they are doing, they probably already have a perfectly working mass market model right now, but they know they can make more money by slow releasing lesser models because their customers believe deep in their hearts that apple is the end all to be all, and that "apple really cares about it's customers"