“iOS is the only smartphone operating system that gained market share in the most recent reporting period. In terms of hardware market share, Apple, without a new phone in approximately a year, still gained ground. Samsung grew just 0.9% points faster than Apple with myriad devices aimed at low-hanging fruit,” Pendola writes. “I’m as concerned about Apple’s long-term future as much as the next guy. I don’t have confidence that Tim Cook can doing anything that even resembles a repeat of Steve Jobs’ magic. But I don’t let this interfere with my ability to interpret and honestly report present reality.
Pendola writes, “There’s no producer of technology who creates more of a buzz, captures more mindshare and, most importantly, generates massive margins and profit on a it will stand the test of time ecosystem than Apple. Not one. This media hysteria we’re seeing results from laziness, unoriginality, group psychology, jealously, a toxic Wall Street environment that few are willing to challenge and spoiled brat syndrome. Apple spoiled us. We assign ourselves Steve Jobs-level genius and then hammer Apple for not showing it to us at every turn.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Not unlike its author, that last sentence has issues, but we’ll let it slide for a moment since the Tim Cook-hater seems to have gotten at least a few things right this time around.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “JES42″ for the heads up.]