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Apple After Steve Jobs: 10 Hits And Misses

Oct. 5 marks the one-year anniversary of Steve Jobs' death. During that time, Apple has had some amazing successes and some spectacular failures.
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Hit: The 5th generation iPod touch is pricey as music players go: $300 for the 32-GB model, and $400 for 64 GB. Of course, the iPod touch does a lot more than play songs, and its spec bump nearly puts it almost on par with the iPhone rather than being a generation or two behind. The iPod touch is king of a dwindling market, however; iPod sales are declining steadily, a long-term trend that shows no signs of reversal. The 5th-gen iPod touch's higher price may make it less appealing to holiday shoppers, particularly budget-aware parents who can still grab a 4th-gen iPod touch and save a few bucks. After all, there's a good chance the kids aren't clamoring for 1080p video.

The unanswerable question: Would Jobs have doubled-down on the iPod touch, adding a 4-inch Retina display, 5-megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, and Siri to a product line that's past its prime?

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Tracy-ITW
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10/20/2012 | 3:16:58 PM
re: Apple After Steve Jobs: 10 Hits And Misses
Apple HDTV: Jobs ... said he had "finally cracked" one of life's great mysteries. Sounds a bit like Fermat's Last Theorem, which *was* finally proved, so there is hope;-)
Leo Regulus
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10/4/2012 | 6:07:19 PM
re: Apple After Steve Jobs: 10 Hits And Misses
Sorry, I can't read this format. NOTE: Previously discussed ad infinitum....
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10/4/2012 | 5:17:54 PM
re: Apple After Steve Jobs: 10 Hits And Misses
Uhhhmmm folks if Ping is 2 years old then it is not a post Steve Jobs product, the decision to kill it was post Steve Jobs but the product was his.

This also looks a lot like an Apple ad since it isn't really hits and misses it also has some "well we don't know yet products" apparently just so you can show them off.
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