Forbes chats up cabbie, declares Apple doomed

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Someone call the Macalope.

 

From The End of Apple by contributor Stephen McBride:

“Oh man, that’s almost a month’s rent for me…”

Here I am sitting in a cab in New York City.

I’m headed uptown to… [skipping plug for the conference he’s promoting].

The driver and I are talking about the absurd price tag of the latest Apple iPhone.

He’s shocked when I tell him the cheapest model is $1,149.

“Who can afford that?” he asks.

Q.E.D.

My take: It’s one of the oldest gambits in the reporter’s bag of tricks: Interview your driver on the way to the hotel bar.