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(CNN)   You can tell Apple's in a death spiral, because it took a full 90 seconds to sell all 5000 tickets to their World Wide Developers Conference   (tech.fortune.cnn.com) divider line 105
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2013-04-26 12:50:50 PM  
So, Apple has had no new innovation in 2.5 years and the last earnings report and stock buyback had to use an accounting trick to look good. It is obvious that Apple may continue on, but they have certainly passed their peak.
 
2013-04-26 01:19:19 PM  

kwkg3ek: So, Apple has had no new innovation in 2.5 years and the last earnings report and stock buyback had to use an accounting trick to look good. It is obvious that Apple may continue on, but they have certainly passed their peak.


Yeah, Apple is not likely to die any time soon.  But their peak has been passed.
 
2013-04-26 01:33:19 PM  

DrVoice: Mercutio74: relaxitsjustme: I listen to a stock guru radio program when it happens to be on and I'm driving somewhere.  He's also developed a stock app.  (search Best Stocks Now)  The other day he mentioned that the downloads of his app are about 10-1 Apple to Android and he's not even bothering to develop it for BBRY or MSFT.  That leads me to jump to two conclusions:  That people with money to invest buy iPhones and if I was a developer I would be developing apps for the iPhone

Hmmm... that is odd.  I think Android's market share is bigger than iPhone in the US these days.  Perhaps there's something about the iPhone user that's more interested in "stock tips" than an Android user.  Also, for some reason, I get the (unsupported by any data) feeling that Android users are generally younger than iPhone users.

My company has mobile apps for our product, and in spite of the apps being nearly identical in feature parity (up until very recently), iOS downloads were 7x-8x Android downloads.  This is in spite of Android's commanding market share lead.

My take on it is that iOS users buy their devices specifically to use apps and consume data, and Android users skew more towards using their device as a phone, or they went to upgrade their phone and the store handed them a free Android device as "here's what you should get".

Just my 2c, but nearly everyone I've talked to in the tech industry is having a similar experience.


Yup, nailed it.  This is a developer conference and the money for developers is on iOS first and foremost.
 
2013-04-26 02:59:43 PM  

cyberspacedout: bingethinker: Altair: From the comments:

I've never understood the whole fanboi thing where anonymous people are online and flock to defend a massive corporation they don't work for, probably have not invested in and likely spend a few hundred dollars a year to buy one or two of their products like it's part of the True Cross. And fight to the death they will, from hell's heart they stab at thee

The only thing weirder is the people who blindly hate Apple fans.

The paid shills who spread anti-Apple propaganda at least have a purpose to their yammering.

I'll go one weirder: how about the Apple fan haters who eventually got iPads or iPhones?


You can use Apple products and still recognize the cult of Apple as insane.
 
2013-04-26 03:17:57 PM  

MrEricSir: Does it really matter? WWDC is mostly attended by tech reporters, and I'm sure they'll get tickets one way or another.


That is what I was thinking when I read the headline. "Oh good, so Gizmodo and Boingboing got their tix lol."
 
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