The Macalope Weekly: Running the gamut
Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:24 AM
And a few years from now Samsung will be doing what Apple is doing today.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:30 PM
Indeed. It's been said that Apple are the industry's R & D lab and there's a lot of truth to that. Without Apple's influence we'd all be stuck with crappy netbooks, parallel ports, Windows, Blackberry & Treo-style "smartphones" and many other horrors.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:46 PM
The iMac would be a failure because they don't include a Floppy disc-drive.
The iPod a failure because only woked with firewire and was Mac only (it didn't worked with my PowerBook, so not totally Mac Only)
The cell phone market will became the next music player and, as Apple is not a phone maker they will lose the music player market. (OK, this was true but all us know who "kill" the iPod).
Around 2002 or 2003 Apple stock was around 13$, so an analist said that was way overvalued, so beware of investing there.
One day they will be right, but you know, GM went bankrupt but it taked 70 years to lose the n.1 spot, and 30 of total negligent management to make it. Pundits think that in Apple the whole process will take how much, two years?
Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:53 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:18 PM
Euh!, can't this be said of other phones as well?
"Essentially, they don’t believe people will continue to upgrade to a new Samsung. If the market for new Galaxy buyers is already maxed-out, and the market for upgrading Galaxy's is weak, then Samsung’s Galaxy business is going to struggle."
If there is space for new Galaxy buyers, there's certainly for new iPhone buyers as well.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:32 AM
You nailed it. This, if anything, will be Apple's doom...the way they treat customers.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:33 AM
Good point, except Samesung does come out with a new flagship phone annually that even LOOKS like a new phone. To many buyers, that's what they want, so everyone who sees the phone knows it's the latest model.
I actually read a comment on CNet that said "I have a few friends that work in the cellar [sic] business (reps at carrier stores) and most of them think that the iPhone died with the iPhone 4. When the iPhone 5 came out they couldn't believe that people still line-up [sic] for a repackaged iPhone 4!! I've been a long time iPhone fan but switch [sic] to Android this year and couldn't be any happier. "
I'm glad he has friends who work in cellars. I hope he enjoys his Android phone with all the bugs, glitches, failed updates or lack thereof. If it's a Samesung (yes, Same-sung. I added it to the dictionary on my Mac) Galaxy SIII, I hope he doesn't experience the "sudden death" of the motherboard like many.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:46 AM