Some stories are coming out about the iPhone 4S and problems with battery life. I just got a new one and I love it, but I was a little surprised at how quickly the battery was depleted. Apple is apparently looking into it, so we’ll see if this becomes a bigger story.
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Last month, everyone was worried about a double-dip recession. Now we have news that the economy grew at 2.5% in the third quarter and that consumer spending is on the rise again, and suddenly we have a situation where the holiday shopping season might be better than usual. Consumer sentiment is critical. Consumers were spending when things were bad, so if the economy is getting a little better, maybe consumer spending will ramp up even more.
There are definitely some cool products out there. The iPhone 4S is a massive hit, and everyone thinks the Kindle Fire, with its $199 price tag, will be a huge hit with consumers as well. It will be interesting to see if we have a massive dud like 3D televisions like last year.
Another issue might be supply. Have tech companies been aggressive enough with their inventories and production schedules? Have they been ramping up booklet printing for promotional items and product instructions? Will they be faced with shortages in products if the shopping season is a hit?
I suspect that Apple and Amazon will be ready.