“The death of the iPhone is being foretold and the outlook for the PC and laptop aren’t much better,” Rosemary Hattersley reports for PC Advisor. “Influential security company CEO Eugene Kaspersky told PC Advisor at InfoSec [on Tuesday] that both are set to be consigned to history.”
“The iconic Apple iPhone will either not exist or occupy a very small niche satisfying the needs of committed Mac fans around five years from now, predicts Kaspersky,” Hattersley reports. “The founder of Kaspersky Lab says that of the five main mobile platforms currently in existence, the only two guaranteed to last beyond the next five years are Android and Symbian. Open-source platforms will outlast closed systems such as the iPhone OS, BlackBerry OS and Windows Mobile, believes Kaspersky. To survive, the closed systems need to change their approach and get rid of their restrictions for developers, he says.”
MacDailyNews Take: Or, exclaimed the snake oil salesman, I’ll never be able to run my protection racket!
Hattersley reports, “If Apple doesn’t change its approach, the iPhone will become a niche model for fans of Apple, but it will not be a mass market product, says Kaspersky.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Our take is our headline. And, Eugene Kaspersky is a transparent, self-serving, disingenuous leech who seems to consider tech users to be gullible fools. Wrong again, Eugene.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “The_Wzrd” for the heads up.]