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Greg MacSweeney
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Greg MacSweeney,
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3/20/2013 | 11:40:01 PM
re: Is Apple Losing War Of Words?
I like Apple products and I own many of them. I don't think Apple's doom is imminent, but Apple does need to do a better job communicating in general. When the last couple of products were less than "revolutionary" (iPhone 5, iPad Mini), people begin to wonder. The iPad Mini and iPhone 5 are still great products (see the sales #s), but they aren't even close to game changing. Competitors are closing the gap.

Also, I don't think market cap is all that an important metric. Apple was overvalued and was due for a correction. Wall Street is extremely short sighted...only caring about the current quarter's earnings. Companies that manage toward the quarterly conference call are rarely revolutionary, or successful long term.
Jonathan_Camhi
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3/20/2013 | 7:58:28 PM
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I'm inclined to agree with Gruber. It has been a while since Apple delivered a "revolutionary" product, but the company set the bar so high in recent years that I feel it's almost irrational for it to continue the pace of innovation it saw under Jobs. To look at the slowed pace of innovation and start predicting Apple will completely fall off is startlingly premature in my mind. It may not be as innovative as it was under Jobs but it still be successful and relevant even if it isn't the most innovative company ever anymore.
RobPreston
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3/19/2013 | 7:18:44 PM
re: Is Apple Losing War Of Words?
Well, yes, this makes perfect sense. Steve Jobs led Apple to become the most profitable company in the world (or at least the most valuable company in the world) based on breakthrough product innovations -- the "Revolutionary" aspect Tom Claburn and others say is missing at Apple right now. The fact that Apple's market cap has slipped 25% over the past half year is evidence that Apple's owners (and not just Claburn and Gassee) are worried that the company is only incrementally advancing existing products rather than launching brand new, market-changing ones.
Thomas Claburn
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3/19/2013 | 6:17:47 PM
re: Is Apple Losing War Of Words?
Don108, please see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...
Personal Attacks ("Argumentum ad Hominem") - the evasion of the actual topic by directing the attack at your opponent
Don108
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Don108,
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3/19/2013 | 2:46:19 PM
re: Is Apple Losing War Of Words?
So let's see. Apple is supposed to take the ideas of Jean Louis Gassee, who failed at Apple, and of Thomas Claburn, who trained in film production but makes his money by giving his opinion, over their own experience which has made them the most profitable company in the world in those areas where they compete. Yeah, like that makes sense...


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