‘Disruptive’ Apple forces rivals scrambling back to their drawing boards

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“While Apple consistently tops lists of the most innovative companies, it’s not because the company creates products that are entirely new,” Melissa Lee reports for CNBC.

“They didn’t invent the personal computer, digital music player, the smartphone, or the tablet,” Lee reports. “But they reinvented them and forced their competitors to rethink their strategies. ‘Apple will move if it feels it can enter and capture customers that formerly the incumbents haven’t been able to capture very well or monetize,’ said RBC Capital Markets’ Mike Abramsky. ‘Typically Apple tends to be disruptive because it’s products are powerful and also simple.’,

Lee reports, “It’s a trend that’s been going on for decades.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “James W.” and “Jim – TIV” for the heads up.]

35 Comments

  1. @ btaylor
    The early American colonials WERE the oppressive British Empire in action. George Washinton’s family were the epitome of the new minor aristocrat/merchant elite on the make and those that made most of the decisions were from the same origin. If you ever come to Britain you can go visit their stately home, (or what’s left of it) with the family crest of, you guessed it stars and stripes.

    Secondly it was the ‘evil’ British Empire that won North America from the French having been forced to come to their expansionist minded colonist’s aid when the same George Washington foolishly (or deliberately for his own ends) started a colonial war against the French and spent 2 years being whipped by them. If it hadn’t been for the ‘evil’ British military machine the United States in any way as you know it simply would not exist. If you want to rewrite history its best to at least know the real history you are attempting to cover up. The local power brokers were simply a mirror image of those they wished to break free from, so as to keep all the profits of colonialism and expansionism, just won for them, to themselves and to free things up to pursue that expansionism to make a country out of someone else’s continent. So please less of the arrogant holier-than-thou attitude and please don’t insult the intelligence by making some sort of glib comparison to Apple’s success.

  2. @theconfused1
    The reason why Apple is so successful is because they are like a drug, and the more you have it, the more you want.

    That “Ah ha” moment is very addictive!
    The only differens is you can never get the first hi ( chasing the rabit) with drugs, with Apple it’s oppozite you get hier and hier my friend.

  3. Actually there were personal computers before Apple, but they were all kits, you had to build it your self. The MITS Altair 8800 was a microcomputer design from 1975 based on the Intel 8080 CPU and sold by mail order was one of them. The Apple I was Apple’s first product, demonstrated in April 1976 at the Homebrew Computer Club in Palo Alto, California. It went on sale in July 1976.

    Apple just did it better.

  4. @spyinthesky

    aaahh….yeah that’s what i meant.

    hey! “iMeant” isn’t that the new app that compensates for your woefully insufficient public schooling?

    thx spyinthesky

  5. @Invention, @Nickolay, @Heroin, & others:

    It all gets down to how one defines the term “personal computer”. Personally, I don’t include kits (like the Altair 8800) in that definition, as they were far too primitive and required too much personal effort just to get the thing operational, much less to get it to do anything useful. But that’s just my opinion. The Commodore PET could fall into the low end of being defined as a personal computer; you really didn’t have to do much more than plug it in and turn it on. And I believe it did pre-date the Apple ][. Without a doubt, however, the Apple ][ was among the most successful of the original group of personal computers, and it’s lineage leads directly to the Macintosh line.

  6. @spyinthesky

    Try reading the actual accounts of the day instead of relying on the rewritten marxist ideology stained view of the past taught to you in the indoctrination camps known as the university/college system. You’ll find the truth to be amazingly different from the anti-american brainwashing you’ve received.

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