“I took a trip to the future last month, and boy, was my flux capacitor tired,” Rick Aristotle Munarriz writes for The Motley Fool.
So, how does Apple look in 2010, just two short years from now?
Munarriz reports from the future, “As you probably expect, Apple continues to nibble away at the market share in the desktop and laptop computing space. Apple’s domestic market share has doubled to 12% by 2010, well ahead of when market-watchers like Gartner figured this would happen.”
“Apple is still the trendsetter when it comes to style, design, and pushing the technological envelope. There are actually MacBooks rolling out in 2010 that weigh less than those Air models that were all the rage in 2008,” Munarriz reports. “But these come with an optical drive to watch Blu-ray flicks or experience enhanced music CDs.”
MacDailyNews Take: Maybe Rick doesn’t have a time machine after all. Or he took a wrong turn and went backwards. Shiny spinning plastic discs are the past, not the future.
Munarriz continues, “Apple still easily hit its 10 million cumulative-unit sales mark by the end of 2008, with the vast majority of those iPhones going to happy AT&T converts. Apple just got smarter about it. It eventually bumped the price up to $599, with an instant $200 rebate on sales tied to AT&T two-year contracts.”
“Apple is still the leading player — by far — in digital music players. But the market’s not as big as it used to be. Cell phones — including Apple’s own iPhone — and smaller portable computers helped eliminate the need for toting around two costly trinket,” Munarriz reports.
Full article, in which Munarriz proves once and for all that he’s incapable of time travel by claiming that “even the second incarnation of Apple TV proved fruitless,” here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Joe Architect” for the heads up.]