Apple is doomed (no, really!)
posted by Victor H. / Jan 29, 2016, 9:06 AM
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.
source: The Joy of Tech
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Oh my PA. I'm ready for the popcorn on this one.
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 9:09 AM 12
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I like mine with cheese, do you by any chance have some cheese sprinkle that I could borrow?
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 9:16 AM 1
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@PA: you are ~18 years late. On the article title, at least.
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 10:08 AM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 10:55 AM 1
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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
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 9:12 AM 41
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Did Apple pay for this pointless article?
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 9:19 AM 15
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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.
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 9:23 AM 11
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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).
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 9:24 AM 9
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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.
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 9:29 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 9:40 AM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 9:53 AM 0
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About 60 to 70% of the market dont want one :)
posted on Jan 29, 2016, 12:28 PM 0
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