“I should have checked to see if Vegas would have given me odds,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet. “Pursuant to Tuesday’s Apple’s ‘Smart Home’ Levels Android All Over Again and other reports of Apple’s forthcoming game changer, gaggles of tortured Google/Android fans responded reliably, predictably and, in trademark form, irrationally. Here’s a representative specimen from the comments section of the aforementioned article:”

Apple is about 5 years too late getting into this market to demolish anyone. Most smart home appliances, smart security systems, and automation vendors are already Android compatible… or at least running some form of linux… and have been for a while. The market has just been getting organized, and if Apple truly wants a piece of the pie they would be best served to make their iHome systems compatible with what the linux/Android/open source crowd has been building for many years now. Of course, it would be more like Apple to ignore history and just claim they invented the entire thing. That would take Rocco level of ignorance, which they are certainly capable of.

“There’s so much cluelessness in that comment it might not be possible to address all of it in a single article, but I’ll try,” Pendola writes. “‘Apple’s too late getting into this market to demolish anyone.’ Ask the artist formerly known as RIM about that… ‘Android already does this so what are you so excited about?’ …The logic here showcases the wholesale misunderstanding that keeps people, particularly Apple haters who counter as Android or Windows Mobile fans, from being able to wrap their heads around why Apple’s great.”

“Apple doesn’t commit to and execute an initiative on the basis of what everybody else is doing or even how a particular space is performing. Apple acts when it knows it has something that will be better than what’s already out there. It acts when it knows it has something that will further enhance its own ecosystem and help it maintain a monstrous level of hardware sales via the halo effect, regular upgrades and new customers,” Pendola writes. “Often, action by Apple ends up disrupting the competition and breathing fresh life into a space. But that’s not the premise Apple operates from when the chalk first hits the blackboard. Apple takes care of Apple first; when it does this well the hurt it historically has put on its competition flows naturally.”

Much more in the full article here.