“Call it hardball or capitalism in its purest form, but Apple’s autocratic approach to business and the current sway its products have in the market have been nothing but punishment for other players,” Scott Moritz blathers for TheStreet. “Sure, to the winner go the spoils and all that — Apple shares are up ten-fold in the past 10 years. But unlike past stock rockets riding surging tech trends, Apple’s rise has not been particularly uplifting for investors outside Apple.”
MacDailyNews Take: No, you don’t say, Scott? Apple’s success isn’t helping non-Apple investors. Who’d thunk? Thank God for TheStreetcom.
Moritz continues, “In fact, Apple is killing tech as we know it.”
Moritz writes, “The trick behind Apple’s solo success is that the company strives to pull all its own strings. Few companies are permitted behind the fortress walls. The recent vow to exclude Google’s AdMob ads from its devices is just the most recent example of Apple’s exclusionary effort to blaze its own path.”
MacDailyNews Take: Apple has not excluded Google’s AdMob ads fron its devices.
Moritz writes, “Take the iPod. It didn’t make MP3 players that loaded songs via USB from any computer like all the other devices. Instead, the proprietary iPod became a key special agent for iTunes, the music and media service Apple used to corner the music industry.”
MacDailyNews Take: The mnusic industry insisted on DRM, Scott. iPods have played MP3 since inception and before the Dock Connector, which oh-by-the-way connects via USB, used FireWire to connect to Macs and lesser personal computers.
Moritz writes, “What makes this argument difficult is that Apple is so good at what it does.”
MacDailyNews Take: Actually, what makes Mortiz’s argument difficult is that, as usual, he has none.
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