“When Steve Jobs passed away in October 2011, Apple (AAPL) investors instantly worried the consumer electronics juggernaut had lost its innovative soul,” Matt Egan reports for FOXBusiness.Increasingly, investors seem to be betting those fears are coming true.
“Seventy-one percent of respondents in a newly-released Bloomberg poll say Apple has lost its cachet as an industry innovator, including 28% who say it is permanent and 43% who believe it may just be a temporary issue,” Egan reports. “Another 23% of poll respondents believe Apple remains on top of the industry as an innovator and 6% were unsure, Bloomberg said.”
Egan reports, “Apple had long been admired for its groundbreaking inventions, including the iPod, iPhone and iPad. However, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company appears to have ceded some of that innovative ground to rivals like Samsung and Amazon.com.”
MacDailyNews Take: Yes, and pigs might appear to fly, too (if shot out of cannons).
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MacDailyNews Take: Interestingly, 71% of poll respondents also admitted they generally don’t know WTF they’re talking about and instead simply parrot back nonsensical snippets of what they manage to hear in-between episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “barnard holcomb” for the heads up.]