Originally Posted by SolipsismX
This is a common trope. Someone does something feeble but because Apple isn't doing it Apple is weak and pathetic. Apple was wrong not to release a phone with a keyboard. Apple was wrong not support Flash Lite. Apple was wrong not to make a tablet that ran Mac OS X. Apple was wrong to support USB.
We waited decades for a proper tablet from Apple and it finally arrived it was considered a failure and yet soon after all those asshats were eating those words and yet years later the iPad is far and away the dominate tablet platform with a few low-lying copycat competitors eating up the low-end. There is something to say with building it right
over building it first
. Some people apparently never heard the story of the Three Little Pigs
There's no reason to call anyone an asshat, you asshat (just kidding lol).
I would hardly call Apple a failure at anything. They're an extremely successful company with record sales across the board.
The problem is that Android tablet sales are exploding.
Apple dominated this category as recently as 2010. Now they're the smaller player.
Apple dominated the smart phone market, now outside of the US they are by far a niche player.
So am I a nervous nellie (lol!) as a shareholder to be concerned about an Amazon box that capitalizes on Amazon's streaming services while providing voice input and gaming capabilities?
No, I don't think I'm a nervous Nellie. The Amazon box is unproven, but the history of Android's continued explosive growth compared to Apple's slow steady growth, gives some reasons for a shareholder to be concerned!
I hope Apple blows it out of the water in 2014. Woah, Nellie!