68k, on 25 January 2013 - 23:19, said:
But what extra category of product (apart from TV) is there to add to the market? I think Apple may have run out of ideas. Simple as that. (What do you do when a phone has a Retina display, and a quad core processor? Double it's screen resolution again, and put an eight core in there instead? No.)
I agree that Apple pushed innovation, and that the iPhone was a major influence for other companies. However, other companies have since then caught up and come out with better, more "open" products. Open always wins in the end.
Well thats the thing isn't it? The blew the portable music player market out of the water, same with digital music, and then mobile phone, THEN with tablets. Who knew we would all love tablets? But they are selling millions and millions, and not just Apple. Everyone is making mobile stuff. Samsung had 62% of their quarterly profits come from mobile.
I'm not saying they can bring out something amazing again, but every product they have come out with since the iPod and changed the world.
As for the stock price, did anyone really thing $700 was legit?