Source: Millward Brown
quote: U mad bro?
quote: Prepare yourself for further butthurt. 'Tis only the beginning...
quote: 've been telling people the "bubble" is going to collapse. I knew it when Jobs kicked the bucket. I knew it when the Kindle Fire cost 1/3rd of an iPad and did virtually all of the same tasks. And here is more evidence.
quote: If Apple disappeared, Windows and Android would both stagnate and prices would go up.
quote: Replace Apple with Microsoft, Jobs with Gates and Cook with Ballmer.Be honest, Tony, this is exactly how you talk about the impending doom of Microsoft, despite them remaining both profitable and relevant. You won't listen to evidence like "Microsoft was more profitable under Ballmer than under Gates," and would just dismiss that as Ballmer riding on the coat-tails of Gates.
quote: I already think the Windows Phone OS is perfect
quote: Microsoft makes more than a Billion from Android so Microsoft can afford to take chances and lose a billion. In the long haul Microsoft wins. Its not going to happen tomorrow but long term they will.
quote: The point of the article (a valid one IMHO) is that Apple is one iPhone flop away from their shares dropping ~25%. And one iPhone + iPad flop away from their shares tanking and the company possibly turning into a footnote in history. For a successful company, they are surprisingly undiversified. Diversification is what saves you when a product flops in the market.Cook is doing a good job beginning the diversification process. You now have 2 iPhone and iPad models where you used to have just one. And if rumors bear out, you'll soon have 3 models. They really need to start branching out into different products though. They have a strong brand and loyal customer base. They should use that to expand. Their reluctance to do so is baffling, almost like they're afraid of failure tarnishing their image. While I disliked Jobs' business tactics, one of the things I thought made him great was an absolute lack of fear when he thought he had a good idea for a new product.
quote: Apple has always been priced as a company that is in a perpetual state of free-fall. It’s a consequence of being dependent on breakthrough products for its survival. No matter how many breakthroughs it makes, the assumption is (and has always been) that there will never be another. When Apple was the Apple II company, its end was imminent because the Apple II had an easily foreseen demise. When Apple was a Mac company its end was imminent because the Mac was predictably going to decline. Repeat for iPod, iPhone and iPad. It’s a wonder that the company is worth anything at all.
quote: But their software is very solid.
quote: But Apple doesn't allow you access to the OS itself, not really.
quote: 2. The general computer-using public is getting stupider, not smarter. You can see this from Microsoft's behavior, trying to simplify interfaces to accommodate stupid people. You can see it if you search on google, and google assumes you are unable to spell or know what you really want to search for.
quote: your comment is nothing but a hate filled biased opinion - worthless in every respect.
quote: When apple had a commanding lead of the smartphone and tablet market, people were willing to pay more for a quality product.
quote: You cant just say "Android tablet" that is like saying "car" - there are hundreds of them.
quote: While Steve Jobs was great, he also knew the value of waiting for "the next big thing" to rollout the right product at the right time. There is no sign that Apple is doing any such thing now
quote: Apple should really start to think about the future in which they are no longer an "innovative" company and has to compete based on product feature and pricing just like anyone else.
quote: It's American.