Vs digging deeper and honestly assessing the situation. I'm sure you're right.
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aside from maybe looking at why the NHS can't live in the existing budget, and tinkering with existing perverse incentives. You know, like the lack of cost for someone to go in for hangnail, or a mild headache. Thinks a nominal £10 co-pay might prevent.
Apple (even if currently reviled) is not stupid. If they want to compete on the low end in China, it won't be with the 5c at twice the price of a HTC android. Maybe it'll be a 4c at a slight premium to HTC with a similarly high margin.
And if you hadn't noticed, birth rates are dropping precipitously in those countries where poverty rates fall -- China and India are showing this today, just as many of the asian tiger countries did 20 years ago. So much so that we're going to be having real problems in 20-30 years in the developed world, because (aside from the US) we don't have replacement workers coming into the market to replace the ones retiring and dying. We will level off around 10B.