“Apple has some of the best selling computers in the market, it’s the No. 1 music distributor, it sells movies, TV shows, iPods and it’s changing the mobile space with the iPhone and App Store,” Jim Dalrymple writes for The Loop. “It’s also one of the most copied companies in the world, but can anyone beat them?”
“It’s almost funny to watch companies line up to put out products that mimic Apple’s look and functionality,” Dalrymple writes. “Apple puts out a new iPod and all of a sudden there are iPod clones all over the place.”
“It’s not just small companies looking to make their mark — big companies have resorted to blatantly ripping off Apple’s ideas,” Dalrymple writes. “One of the most obvious examples recently is the Microsoft Store.”
“Companies have copied the iMac design and have tried to mimic the functionality of the iPhone, but everyone is coming up short,” Dalrymple writes. “Nobody seems to be able to create that product that sets Apple back on its heals [sic], leaves it reeling from the pain of being outdone.”
Dalrymple writes, “I think there are a couple of reasons for this, which help explain why Apple will not be beat in the markets it competes in.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jen” for the heads up.]