Excellent reflective from Dave Farrington on why Apple is still around.
It’s math. Apple isn’t going away any time soon. A major component of product marketing is differentiation, and Apple is well differentiated against the competition on all fronts. The Mac continues to defy the Windows PC trend of dropped sales (11 straight quarters and counting), the iPhone may not have every super duper new feature found on a few smartphones here and there, but Apple has 1-billion customers on iOS and they’re not likely to jump ship because the other ships don’t offer a compelling reason.
Apple hasn’t dropped dead yet because the house that Jobs built is on solid ground. Critics, analysts, investors need to understand that.
Apple seems to be working very well in just about every corner of the company’s many businesses.