[opendtv] Re: TV Prices Fall, Squeezing Most Makers and Sellers

Agreed.  In my opinion the reason Apple still has technological edge is
because of their policy of holding all parts of system under strict control:
software, hardware, and iTunes portal. Unfortunately for open standards
based products such as TV's, Blu Ray players, and DVD players the innovation
disappeared from US and became no margin competition driven from Asia. 

Mike Tsinberg
http://keydigital.com

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Subject: [opendtv] Re: TV Prices Fall, Squeezing Most Makers and Sellers

At 11:54 AM -0500 12/29/11, Mike Tsinberg wrote:
>Unfortunately innovation does not employ a lot of people. Apple is very 
>innovative but all iPhones, iPad's and iPod's are made in China and 
>other countries. Same is true for other smartphones, TV's, Blu Ray and 
>most of the electronics we consume. So yes we continue to innovate but 
>we get little jobs because of it.
>

Apple has more than 50,000 employees, many of which are VERY well paid,
although a significant number of employees are in the retail sector. They
also have invested in a number of U.S. manufacturing facilities for
components. The Samsung chip plant in Austin, that primarily makes chips for
Apple employees about 1100 people.

What is important is that Apple is able to maintain good margins , while
most of the rest of the CE industry is constantly driving the margins out of
the products they sell...

Regards
Craig

 
 
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