The answer? “I really blame the board,” said Sculley…
Sculley’s biggest regret? “I feel most badly, though, [because] after 10 years, I was at the company, I wanted to go back to New York where I was from. Why I didn’t go to Steve Jobs and say, ‘Steve, let’s figure out how you can come back and lead your company.’ I didn’t do that, it was a terrible mistake on my part. I can’t figure out why I didn’t have the wisdom to do that. But I didn’t. And as life has it, shortly after that, I was fired.”
Smart take. The key takeaway: do not expect the iPhone 5C to be cheap or low-cost. It’s going to be at least $500 unsubsidized, I think. Lower cost, not low cost.
UPDATE: My day-before best guess on what we’ll see tomorrow: new 5S takes over the high end spot in the lineup. The new iPhone 5C takes the mid-range spot currently occupied by the 4S, and the 4S quietly hangs around for another year as the third-tier model. I now think the 5C is replacing the plain no-letter iPhone 5. But don’t take my word for it, I’m heading into this event mostly in the dark.
Demo-wise, I’m most looking forward to seeing Apple’s iOS 7 designs for their App Store apps — iBooks, Find My iPhone, iPhoto, iMovie, iWorks, etc.
iPhone イベントを予測する：John Gruber | maclalala2
Horace Dediu and Dirk Schmidt:
The graphs above combine both Nintendo portable/consoles and Sony portable/console sales. Note the similarity in patterns of growth. It’s one thing to suggest that Nintendo consoles have “failed”, it’s another to show that Nintendo consoles and portables have failed, and yet another to show that two competitors in the games business seem to be failing in unison across all their product lines. The cyclicality is also over a long period of time: The peak for the combined Sony/Nintendo was in 2008, five years ago.
The implications are that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are beyond the point of no return in this industry. Gaming, as a business, cannot be sustained as a platform independent of a general purpose computer. Like other “applications” that used to have systems built around them conforming to their needs the dedicated-purpose solutions came to be absorbed into the general-purpose platforms. And the modern general purpose computer is the smartphone.
My only quibble is with that last word, smartphone. Tablets are just as big a part of this trend. Better, I think, not to treat smartphones and tablets as separate categories, but merely as different sizes of the same thing