The Economic Times reports, “Agreeing with Apple boss Steve Jobs’ claim Monday that ‘we’ve now passed RIM (Research in Motion) and I don’t see them catching up with us in the foreseeable future,’ technology and financial analysts here say the BlackBerry maker RIM and Google are now no match for Apple.”
“As Jobs, CEO of the world’s largest technology company, unveiled Apple’s new Mac OS X Lion operating system as well as two new versions ultralight MacBook Air laptops in Cupertino Wednesday, analysts said Apple is simply unbeatable now,” The Economic Times reports. “‘We agree with his (Jobs’) views,’ analyst Michael Walkley of Canacord Genuity here told the National Post daily, raising his price target on Apple stock to whopping $421 per share.”
The Economic Times reports, “Analysts also agreed with Steve Jobs’ criticism of Google’s Android operating system which uses multiple hardware manufacturers and multiple version of software. Jobs had said Monday that Google’s ‘fragmented’ operating system will harm the user experience. ‘This fragmentation also leads to frustration for application developers that have to create numerous iterations of their program so that is can be optimized for each particular Android device,’ the Post quoted Maynard Um, analyst with UBS Investment Research, as saying.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: No company is “unbeatable,” but Apple, if they continue executing as well as they have been for quite some time now, comes awfully damn close.
By the way, in response to the analysts’ assertions, it’s rumored that The Wall Street Journal’s Walter S. Mossberg had this to say: “I’m *Android* afraid *Android* I’ll *Android* come *Android* across *Android* as *Android* an *Android* Apple *Android* fanboy *Android*, so *Android* Android *Android*.”
Android Tourette’s is a terrible affliction.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]