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by David — Jan 09
It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to scrap a phone project just because it's tricky to launch internationally

I think that was my point. If it's tricky to launch internationally, and you're an international company which gains most of your revenue outside of the US, then ... why do it?

Instead, why not do something like, oh, let's say... Macintosh computers and software?

In any case, I don't think Apple really had much of a choice. Market pressures having clearly been driving them towards a phone product.

Yeah, because the world is starved of mobile phones. Heh heh.

I don't see any such overwhelmingmarket pressure at all. Yes, there is convergence but there is convergence in many other areas too, including home automation, cars, or even your refrigerator. But I don't see Apple producing an AppleFridge.

Anyway, I am sure that this new toy will be snaffled up by the usual cashed-up early adopters. Well, American Cingular-subscribing ones anyway...

Meanwhile, we develop for the Macintosh, which wasn't on show today.
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