The Macalope Daily: Bereft of basic logic
Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:36 AM
It's November 15th. Prices are set at the beginning of the year (as the linked article states). How do you know, dear Macalope, that Samsung hasn't already been selling at high prices AND is increasing them on 1/1/2013?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:15 AM
Hmm - I guess you have never heard of multi year contracts?
Samsung flatly denied it?
Remember, this is the company that only releases numbers of shipped devices and refuses to talk about returns - they have no problem, like any other company, spinning numbers to suit their purposes.
It also points to the Apple/Samsung relationship being more complex - and adult - than the press and blogosphere like to portray - UK "apology" incident aside. And as for the UK incident, I think that was Apple more poking the court than Samsung. After all it was a rediculous ruling deserving of ridicule.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:27 AM
Hey, I hope it's not true, but...
"The unnamed official noted that prices are set at the beginning of the year and aren't changed easily."
Since the official is unnamed, it's not an official response by Samsung either. Also, the "weasel wording" of "prices are set at the beginning of the year" is not consistent with "prices are set for the term of the contract", or the contract could be up for renewal, renegotiation, or re-evaluation.
Still, all this has prompted a massive investment by Apple into Sharp. However you cut it, war (especially "thermonuclear") has it's costs. The only way to have even an indication of the truth is that prices will go up or profit per unit will go down.
This post has been edited by ingus: 15 November 2012 - 08:41 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:38 PM
Many of us have stop buying cows to get fresh milk.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:21 PM
Apple is making their own (ARM) chips for iOS, rumors point to these chips being used for other devices as well.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:18 AM
(ref: http://penny-arcade....omic/2003/12/03 )
(guys, I don't understand the AMD stuff: AMD is now fabless so no point for Apple, unless you're talking of GlobalFoundries? Anyway, makes much better sense for Apple to simply switch their business from Samsung to, say, TSMC.)
Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:01 AM
As to the Richard Cranium under discussion here why waste our collective breath.