The company’s 6-month refresh cycle and avalanche of products seems to have backfired – allowing rivals such as Google and Samsung to steal market share.
While losing money, of course.
However, for the company to truly move forward as a tech power, Apple should hang-up on the iPhone after one more iteration – presumably the iPhone 6.
Sure, give it up, Apple. You can’t improve on perfection except by making it cheaper.
The company should start focusing on ways to dominate the smarthome and the smartcar – perhaps making a bid for a company such as Sirius XM or Pandora.
That seems like a mud-against-the-wall strategy, no? Go for whatever sticks.
The smartphone market has become too saturated, especially with Research In Motion’s resurgence and Amazon’s expected entry into the market.
RIM’s resurgence? I missed that headline.
“It’s time” for the iWatch or its iWear line of devices. This is an area in which Google has already shown interest.
Sure, follow Google into one money-losing effort after another. Just like how Apple didn’t follow Microsoft into one money-losing effort after another.
And the company will finally be able to put to rest that other annoying question – can it still innovate?
Apparently, making money is not considered innovation. Based on how much money is lost in the smart phone and tablet arena by Microsoft, Google, Amazon, RIM, Nokia, et al, Apple may be the only company truly innovating.