When I bought the original iPhone, it came with some a dock and a cleaning cloth – niceties to be sure, but they don’t come with the iPhone 3GS. Of course, they also changed the form factor with the 3G/3GS so I can’t use my original iPhone dock with the new iPhone.
When I bought the original MacBook Air it came with a pair of video cable adapters, one for DVI and one for VGA. When I bought the second generation MacBook Air it didn’t include any video adapters; and Apple changed the video port connector so that the old video adapters don’t work with the new Air.
I sense a trend here…
Apple needs to keep prices in line with similar technology. So niceities are logically the first to get chopped.
Example: Minimal packing on my white Mac Book. In that vein I would much rather have competitive pricing than a Apple logo’ed snot rag inside a wasteful package.
Keep up the competitive pricing and put your $ into R&D and dev. Shiny boxes don’t make things work better.
But I can jump higher with Nike. (the internet told me so!)
Sure, but the second/third gen items listed here were the same price as the originals…
Yeah I agree, a trend to be sure. Apple is great in allot of ways, and their product desing and useability is second to none, but when it comes to getting you where it counts, you’re wallet, they are also the kings. My main peeve was that you have to enter your credit card in order to simply sign-up for itunes, that’s an eye opener, and a look into how they do business.