Jobs' big blunder is starting to cost Apple
New data on tablet sales reveal how Apple's reluctance to downsize its iPad gave rivals the opening they needed to steal market share.
....cook is worried - he's just not admitting it....
Apple has long worried that the cache' to the name has always been Steve Jobs....now that he is gone the whole dynamics and the way the company is viewed by the consumer can change dramatically.
Apple was a momentum play. It has no model for sustainable rising EPS. I am sure that is an upsetting statement to many, and will draw thumbs down. But the thumbs down will not be becasue my statement is not true. People are driven by emotion and people's emotions involving stocks and maybe especially Apple are blind. So go ahead and give the post a thumbs down, but then post a rebutal.
The fact is Apple ahs had rising earnings based on the release of one product after another. Without the next product, where are the earnings to come from? And it is a pretty tough trick to endlessly come out with a new product every six months. I might say impossible.
I am not saying Apple is through, but the fast track to growth maybe.
Blasphemy !! I was under the impression that Steve "god" Jobs never made a mistake.
Microsoft has made a 7"tablet?? Hmm, that's new.
It is quite amazing that after so many years people who write about Apple have not figure out that Apple has never cared about market share. Business is about margin and profit through providing high price high value products. The only time Apple has not followed that mantra is when Steve Jobs was not there and they almost went bankrupt. Check out the relative margins on tablets, Apple ~40%, Amazon 7%, Google ~13%. I presume this is why the people who wrote this article write rather than running a business.
The day is over for Apple and it died with Jobs.
If Apple TV happens it is the last gasp from Jobs briefcase and then its over. Apple has no visionary and they are always impossible to replace when the person that started and runs the company is the visionary, which Jobs was,. Just look at Apple's performance while he was away the first time.
Not even Jobs original business partner Wozniak would try..
What Apple acheived during Jobs second run is a complete ecosphere that allows them to control all aspects of their business and make money on everything they do. Google and others are attempting to emulate this success but it will not happen again with the number of players in the game.
It was a nice run but now the next visionary will step up at some point and replace this Jugernaut at the top. It is only a matter of time, and only fools believe they will again rise above the recent peaks.
Just remember Microsoft was bigger than Apple when Mr. Gates resigned and they have never been the same since his departure.
Apple corporation is not a good company. How much of the money do they make goes to charitable gifts? less than .1%. What a bunch of blood sucking leeches. For that reson alone I have never bought a Apple product. They should be ashamed! But they aren't because they do not care about anything but money! Terrible company!
The key culprit: 7-inch tablets. That's where Samsung, Microsoft?
Are you kidding? Microsoft doesn't have an entry in the 7" market as far as I know.
I really don't get this article. Is the author of this article taking shots at the deceased former head of Apple that he failed to make a monopoly and that competition is unhealthy. It's competition, isn't that what everyone wants?? The 7" screens are popular because they are CHEAPER than Apple's larger ipad. What the heck??!! I think MSN just puts out anything on their cyber-rag...
I guess that means Apple is now being run by someone superior to Jobs...iPad mini done under Cook...Yeah! The copy cat Android stuff is OK and lot's of companies are having to give it away at not only zero profit but at a loss to compete, that says, to me, Apple must have a superior product.
The SIII may be a good phone but it is not gaining on the i-phone, dig deeper into the AT&T / Verizon statistics, Samsung may have market share but not in the segment where Apple competes, it is the low end that drives their numbers, that's why they DON'T RELEASE their sales numbers, so they can manipulate. Windows devices which so far Microsoft has not taken the zero profit or sell at a loss strategy are doing badly...didn't even make your chart. Sure there are competitiors, that's natural and so your market share will go down but the market is expanding so fast your sales go up. Also sales price reduction does not mean margin compression, it is about cost of goods, Apple is managing their costs through ever changing supply chain improvements/economies of scale and in-house designs.
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