“In 2015 Apple grabbed a 94 percent share of the world’s global smartphone profits, sold the only profitable tablets and smartwatch, increased its Mac unit sales, launched a successful NFC payment platform, took a huge slice of the music streaming market and introduced a new platform for the living room,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider. “How can it possibly beat that performance in 2016?”
“Until Apple actually begins to see flat growth in iPhones, let’s instead look at its competitors, all of which are performing so extremely poorly that their own users are essentially being herded into Apple’s iOS corral, without Apple needing to even do much work on its end,” Dilger writes. “Once that gravy train slows down, then we can talk about the decisions Apple will be forced to make to maintain growth, such as the price slashing and billion dollar ad campaigns that Samsung and Microsoft have infamously tried, without much success.”
“But right now, can we stop the handwringing faux-pity over Apple’s dire problems of making too much money while selling too many phones with the dire result of being challenged to improve upon that performance?” Dilger writes. “Because that’s not a problem, it’s every CEO’s fantasy.”
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