Price is all that matters

As unbelievable as it is, you can apparently get a gig writing for the Harvard Business Review (no link) to make the case that Apple will eventually get shut out of [insert market du jour] because other vendors will come in at lower prices and everyone likes lower prices so Apple will never sell more iPads, iPhones, Watches or anything else ever again QED The End.

Today’s Meh is a good counterpoint in their inimitable style:

Check out this genuinely awful tablet. It’s a total piece of shit. It’s the least appealing Android since Vicky from Small Wonder. It freezes up more often than the Weeping Angels. If it feels a little sticky, don’t worry, that’s just residue from the box of Cracker Jacks. You’d have more fun playing with a solar calculator. At night.

Now is when we say “But hey, look how cheap it is! Buy it anyway!” Right?

Wrong. We should be paying you to take it.

Of course, it’s already sold out because there are people who will throw $20 good dollars at a bad tablet. I don’t deny these people exist, what I’m saying is there also exist a lot of people who would rather not throw that money away but take it and some other money and put it toward something with a far better user experience. These are Apple’s customers.

I’m not sure why that’s so hard to understand.