Apple will define the future of the consumer technology industry

“An anonymous investor submits [to SeekingAlpha.com]: Apple (AAPL) is on a path to become the Sony (SNE) of the Digital World. The key difference is Sony could never string together their different businesses to feed one another and Apple is making that their operating model. Let’s examine the pieces Apple has:

1. Hardware: Mac and iPod
2. Software: Undoubtedly Apple’s OS and software are miles ahead compared to the Window’s franchise…specially in terms of reliability and usability. And now with the ability to run Windows they are a phenomenal solution for consumers.
3. Content services: With iTunes and Jobs’ ability to negotiate with Hollywood and the music industry, Apple will soon become the largest distributor/re-seller/retailer of content in the world. It’s just a matter of time.

The anonymous investor writes, “So for the dudes stuck on the ‘my micro-processor is better than yours’ argument, welcome to a place where hardware is a commodity, content & services are king and Apple defines the future of the consumer technology industry. And will they dump Intel. Nope – not any time soon = the next 10 years. Because Intel is bending so far backward for Apple they can kiss their own ass. And Steve has an ego… and that ego means he doesn’t give a damn if AMD offers him cheaper prices like Dell does. Because Intel probably has a thousand engineers helping him customize their products for his super cool machines.”

Full article with much more here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Max Chawki” for the heads up.]

20 Comments

  1. Not sure this is a good thing, we want some competition, after all thats healthy

    AMD should be an alternate because if they offer a better product we want it right?

    Ive still got my CLUE

  2. Good article. I feel like Intel really is working hard with Apple in a way they can’t/ don’t with PC makers. It’s probably because of Apple’s control of the “whoe widget.”

    MW: Apple Computer. Taking back what is rightfully theirs.

  3. Like I said yesterday on one of my posts, Apple wants to be the ultimate distribute/seller of content. They don’t want to make it or produce it, just sell it. I see a true on-demand world coming very quickly (ie. next 2 years). You will be able to watch any movie or TV show or listen to any piece of music instantly (or damn near close to it). Pricing is the major issue to be worked out.

  4. Spot on, old chap.

    There was one line that I’m sure caused a bit of grief amongst the “Fight the power” crowd that adorns many a Mac sight.

    “They will become the Walmart (WMT) of digital music & movies”

    Remember Apple, success=envy=hate

  5. TowerTone…

    Success leads to envy. Envy leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. The path to the Dark Side this is.

    I think perhaps a few people are crowning Apple a little early. Let’s have a few more quarters of phenomenal growth first. Or at least wait until after Macworld ’07.

  6. Unlike windows fans, Apple fans would never stay quiet if apple starts making crap products. We might be zealots but we are not stupid. We however trust Apple will try to be the best in what they undertake.

    Thanks Apple, for the whole widget.

    MDN word “human” as in Apple makes products for the ordinary human being.

  7. 1. Hardware: Mac and iPod

    Not everything in the world of electronics.

    2. Software: Undoubtedly Apple’s OS and software are miles ahead compared to the Window’s franchise…specially in terms of reliability and usability. And now with the ability to run Windows they are a phenomenal solution for consumers.

    Apple’s software is miles ahead in what limited choices they offer.

    You need quantity as well as quality.

    3. Content services: With iTunes and Jobs’ ability to negotiate with Hollywood and the music industry, Apple will soon become the largest distributor/re-seller/retailer of content in the world. It’s just a matter of time.

    Not if Walmart has anything to say about it. The numerous poor and computer clueless still make up the majority of the world population.

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