“We’re in for another Apple-induced BlackBerry moment,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet. “Admittedly, I’ve been against the notion of a bigger iPhone screen. But, if you stop, collaborate and listen, you’ll realize I was for it before I was against it. Because I am for anything Apple does that not only improves on, but redefines the crap the ‘competition’ throws against the wall.”
“That’s what Apple did to the artist formerly known as RIM,” Pendola writes. “People were so addicted to their BlackBerries we called them CrackBerries… And then Apple came along and just freaking demolished RIM as Jim Balsillie was busy trying and failing to secure an NHL franchise for the Canadian hamlet of Hamilton.”
“So, while Apple’s never been a marketshare story, it’s about to become one without even trying. If Apple wanted to actively pursue Android-like marketshare it would and easily could have done it a long time ago,” Pendola writes. “Apple could have built 6,000 different types of phones like Samsung and other Google hardware partners. It could taken the extreme step of opening iOS up to any and all. Such desperate measures would have given Apple 80% marketshare or something close to it in everything. But, of course, Apple’s not desperate so it doesn’t thoughtlessly play the lame marketshare game.”
“When Apple introduces iPhone 6 — with one or more larger screen size options — it will be ready for primetime,” Pendola writes. “Whether we’re talking 4.7 inches, 5.7 inches, both or something all together different, it will be the real deal that everybody wants… And, just like BlackBerry in 2007, Android phones will not stand a chance.”
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