Sources: 9to5 Mac, iLab Factory
quote: Both of them strike me as utter nonsense.
quote: The rest of the world will laugh at your absence of a clue.
quote: Testerguy made a compelling argument
quote: If Apple sales are limited ONLY by how many they can produce (and all indications are this is currently the case) then it's completely irrelevant how many more they would sell if they changed the styling, isn't it?
quote: They ignore the benefits of a single form factor, and what that means for secondary markets like case market. They ignore the massive benefits to Apple and to third party developers of having only a few targets to aim for and worry about.
quote: And it's not like your side have massive evidence of your claims. You insist that the points you state (regarding customers' desire for variety) are true on the flimsiest of evidence. Not only do we have some commercial evidence arrayed against you, there's plenty of psychological evidence pointing to the same thing --- that people's expressed desires for variety in the commercial sphere are flimsy and fickle, and basically not worth worrying about. Listen to these sorts of polls too closely and you land up launching products like New Coke or Kin.