Category Archives: iPod

Week 87 QotW – Apple Pricing Strategy

As we announced last week, we’re embarking on a change in the format of the podcast, and from here on out you’ll see two episodes from us weekly, with each encapsulating one of the segments of the old format – the Question of the Week, and the News Roundup. The News Roundup will generally go up on Fridays so that we can capture the week’s news, while the QotW episode will probably go up earlier in the week.

Here, then, is this week’s Question of the Week (QotW) episode, which answers the question “Is Apple undertaking a new low price strategy?” This assertion has been in the news lately, with analyst Neil Cybart penning a piece arguing that Apple Watches and AirPods are underpriced and several people arguing this week that the new iPad is another sign that Apple is going downmarket. In our episode, Aaron evaluates these assertions and brings in some of Apple’s pricing history in order to answer the question of whether we’re seeing a departure from Apple or whether something else is going on.

As usual, you’ll find some links to related content as well as other ways to listen to the podcast beneath the embedded Soundcloud player below.

We invite listeners to submit questions for subsequent weeks in the comments below, on Twitter (@jandawson@aaronmiller), or via email (jan at jackdawresearch dot com). We also have a dedicated Podcast Twitter handle at @BDPcast.

As ever, you can also find the podcast on iTunes, in the Overcast app, or your own favorite podcast app. Here is the RSS feed for the podcast if you want to add it manually to your app of choice.

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Episode 7 – Apple June quarter earnings, Apple Watch and the iPod

With Apple reporting its results for the June 2015 quarter earlier this week, that’s the focus of this episode of the podcast. We kick of the discussion with a focus on the Apple Watch and what we learned about it from Apple’s earnings. Next up is our Question of the Week, which is “How is the Apple Watch more like the iPod than the iPhone?”, off the back of a post Aaron wrote this week. We wrap up the discussion with a review of the rest of Apple’s earnings report, including the iPhone, the iPad, and China. And then there’s our pick of the week – this time, a book Jan’s just finished.

Some useful links, including the link to Aaron and Jan’s posts from this week, under the SoundCloud widget below.

We invite listeners to submit questions for subsequent weeks in the comments below, on Twitter (@jandawson, @aaronmiller), or via email (jan at jackdawresearch dot com).

As ever, you can also find the podcast on iTunes, in the Overcast app, or your own favorite podcast app. Here is the RSS feed for the podcast if you want to add it manually to your app of choice.

Show notes:

Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode:

Please leave us a comment or get in touch via Twitter to give us feedback. We’d love to hear from you.

Episode 6 – Apple earnings preview, new iPods, iPhone ads

We took a break last week as we were both traveling, but we’re back this week with Episode 6. We moved our Question of the Week to the beginning of the episode this week, as it provides useful context for our discussion of Apple’s earnings, which are due next week. Jan talks through Apple’s earnings release process, and provides some beginner’s notes on what to look for and how Apple reports, as well as providing a deeper dive into Apple’s reporting trends. We also talk about some specifics of what to expect next Tuesday.

Our other topics this week are the new iPods Apple announced, the iPhone ads the company recently released, and the public betas of iOS and OS X, which Aaron has been trying out. Our Pick of the Week feature also returns, this time around with something rather different.

We invite listeners to submit questions for subsequent weeks in the comments below, on Twitter (@jandawson, @aaronmiller), or via email (jan at jackdawresearch dot com).

As ever, you can also find the podcast on iTunes, in the Overcast app, or your own favorite podcast app. Here is the RSS feed for the podcast if you want to add it manually to your app of choice.

Show notes:

Here are some useful links relating to this week’s episode:

Please leave us a comment or get in touch via Twitter to give us feedback. We’d love to hear from you.