Okay, so apparently I am far from alone in smelling something fishy in the recent price slashing and product announcements re: iPhone and iPod Touch.
There’s an interesting post on Crunchgear that asks if Mr. Jobs is sick of cell phone carriers already.
One of the bloggers I enjoy, Paul Kedrosky, has some good analysis too. His main points are:
- Smells as though the price cut wasn’t thought out carefully
- It’s a public relations fiasco, "with a tone-deaf Apple cutting prices without adequate consideration of the political impact on its existing iPhone customer base"
I agree on both points.
While we’re talking about phones and companies that may or may not know what they’re doing, is anyone else curious about the Google Phone? I’m not one to write off things before I see them, but the announcement that the whole UI is written in Java gave me pause for thought (and not in a good way)…