Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[3]: Reponse
by zima on Fri 25th Jan 2013 23:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Reponse"
zima
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This is revisionist history. The 'stagnant' Apple you speak of owned [list of areas]. the value proposition was strong for Mac or it's mid-90's clones.
At least in the US.

This is revisionist history. It bases the whole analysis on a very atypical and always ~shrinking (relatively to the emergence of others) market.
Oh, and Apple barely survived the 90s.

BTW, there's also more to the world than US and Europe :p

The App store, the itunes media empire, the jillions of ipods around the world... it was an amazing strategy

iOS didn't even allow for 3rd party apps in its first year, there was no strategy to the appstore... iTunes reach is, again, limited geographically.
iPod is, again, a thing of a few atypical markets. And even in them, people don't seem to realise that iPod had a very slow start:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ipod_sales_per_quarter.svg - and 2005 was a time when most of the world was already starting to leapfrog dedicated audio players, going to mobile phones (in 2007 or so I read a report about how ~20% of European mobile subscribers uses their phones for music listening - that 20% alone already means more people than all iPods ever made)

Edited 2013-01-25 23:55 UTC

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