Sources: Reuters, The Verge
quote: I don't think so... What you are seeing now is the peak. They will certainly sell well, and make buckets full of money, but the growth is about over. iPhone 5 will probably sell better than the 4s but not by huge margins like we have seen in past. The growth simply cant continue. It will sell well, plateau and remain high, but not continue to grow.
quote: The best way to envisage how big Apple is likely to become is to think of Apple as having the same size, weight and importance in the mobile markets as Microsoft and Intel did combined in the old PC market.
quote: If Microsoft and Intel suddenly disappeared half the world would stop, and for a few months the economy would be completely blocked.If Apple disappeared suddenly we would just buy another tablet and phone.I hope you understand how silly your claim is :)
quote: If Microsoft and Intel suddenly disappeared half the world would stop, and for a few months the economy would be completely blocked.
quote: People have been saying that for quite a while. The really amazing thing about Apple's growth is that they have built a business selling just phones (leaving aside the other stuff they sell) that is already bigger than Microsoft's entire business but they are barely into double digits in terms of addressing the potential market.
quote: But the fact remains that there are more Windows 7 PCs out there than Macs, iPhones, iPods and iPads combined.
quote: What do I mean by hegemonic? We are already in a world where the money in computing is no longer made predominantly in the world of the PC, where the bulk of software development is no longer centred on the PC, where more people (soon most) experience computing, gaming, the web, digital culture and communications on mobile devices.
quote: The current generation of school children are already living in a world where they may never encounter, yet alone use, software made by Microsoft or hardware powered by Intel.