Apple is doomed (no, really!)

Apple is doomed (no, really!)
If you have ever followed the media coverage around Apple, you would have noticed that there are two camps at war: first, the church of Apple, where loyal users feverishly defend the company's products, and secondly, the 'Apple-is-doomed' gang, that is always looking for that one signal that would predict the downfall of Apple.

With the iPhone being the most popular smartphone in the past few years, the polarity between the two camps has subsided, but not completely died down.

The latest notes of the 'Apple-is-doomed' song surfaced around the company's quarterly earnings reports a few days ago, when for the first time in history iPhone sales were practically flat in the company's busiest Holiday quarter. If it were any other company, the news about selling 74.8 million high-end phones in one single quarter and making a net profit of $18.4 billion (the most any company has made ever in history) would be accepted with a cheer.

Apple, however, has set the bar high when it comes to expectations and this is the reason why people and investors in particular are reacting not so positively to the news. In the meantime, humorists from the Joy of Tech do an excellent job of explaining why now is in fact the moment when Apple is really doomed. It really is an emergency, take a look below to understand why.

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42 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Oh my PA. I'm ready for the popcorn on this one.

5. Tizo101

Posts: 572; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I like mine with cheese, do you by any chance have some cheese sprinkle that I could borrow?

12. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Oh yes I have some. *Lends Cheese*

18. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

@PA: you are ~18 years late. On the article title, at least.

24. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Very professional PA.. Really bad.. I agree with people calling this site iPhonearena...

28. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, just replace the name Apple with Nokia in this article and you can probably imagine NPhoneArena of a decade or so ago.

22. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

what goes up goes down even for Apple. The best years are behind!

23. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I dont know why. I agree with the article...and I might actually hate Apple. Someone, either Apple, their loyal fans or stock holders....are setting expectations too high. They need to be realistic.

29. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No they're setting expectations with tomorrow on mind. They are thinking ahead while rightly named iPA is doing damage control for their sponsor with Apple's current state.

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I have butter, caramel and salt.

2. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Victor, you are seriously an Apple fanboy. I can't express how this is the dumbest article I've ever read. I've wasted 2 minutes of my life. This is just pathetic. I can't deal.. lmfao

40. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

The comic is trying to tell those fanboys to keep spending money to Apple otherwise Apple is doomed. Get it?

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

You're on pointless articles rampage today PA

4. Macky

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 02, 2016

I wasted my time reading this s**t!

6. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Good grief!! I......never mind. Carry on.......

7. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Did Apple pay for this pointless article?

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they need to give a (seemingly) good news about apple every now and then, to make their investor feel save... since they will undergo 3 bottom quarter starting now, muahahaha...

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahahaha, first thing to do when you see an iPhonearena headline criticising apple or any competitpr for that matter is read the comments. They'll save a lot of time pointing out any BS articles...thanks for the heads-up guys.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple is doomed. Everything is. Nothing lasts forever. In 5 billion or so years, our sun will swell into a red giant and boil away the oceans and burn away everything else but rock. Sure, Apple will fall one day. But not today, and not very soon (in human terms).

21. Unordinary unregistered

I like this

31. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Truth has been spoken

37. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Mordecai always beats you in punchies, what do you know?

10. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Comeback with this when games and apps release on Windows and android first! But I can see them making their own android phone before they bite the dust.

13. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I don't. When they practically bit the dust before Jobs came back to the company, they were still all about their closed wall ecosystem and wanted nothing to do with the competition.

26. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well Jobs wont be comming back this time :P

11. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

With that much cash the company will last 10 years easy, anyway the article is pointless.

15. WillieFDiaz

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Perhaps if they created artificial deficit of the product they sell, and created the real demand for the iPhone, by limiting production per model, then the device would be more coveted and sell more. As it is everyone has one, and you want it so that way not that everyone has one, but that everyone WANTS one, and is willing to do anything to get it.

17. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

If they made a limited release iPhone, say a new color or storage configuration. They could charge whatever they wanted. iSheep would go to extremes to prove they're one in a million.

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

About 60 to 70% of the market dont want one :)

34. AlikMalix unregistered

That means 80-90% don't want a Samsung. 97% don't want HTC. 95% don't want LG. 99.94 don't want BB. So compared to every phone outthere - iPhone is the most wanted phone. Thanks.

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