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Kuyangkoh said:Xaviercross1971 said:"Unfailingly, Apple is always either late or incredibly late to the party. In every single case, though, Apple is better."
That is an old paradigm. Things have changed. Apple isn't the disruptor it used to be. They were late to music streaming and after 4yrs Spotify is still #1. Their big hope is to try and bleed Spotify out of cash, as opposed to having a better service that everyone wants. 4 yrs into the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, they were the dominate player. They were late the smart speaker market and got crushed by Amazon and Google. They're late to the video streaming space and that looks like a major uphill fight. They completely missed out on web services that turned Microsoft and Amazon into behemoths.
Even on the products that they were early on, they're struggling. Siri is way behind the other assistants and Apple TV became a high priced streaming box with minimal market share.
I don't know if folding phones are the future. I do know that Apple isn't competing against the likes of RIM,Nokia, and FitBit anymore. They need to get faster at getting new products to market as well as faster at updating already existing products. The game has changed, they need to evolve with it.
Apple has become a big ponderous company. They move too slowly in a rapidly changing market place. Look how long it took them to get the HomePod released. Then look at how long it took for the HomePod to get AirPlay 2. With Google and Amazon updating their products every couple of weeks, Siri is hopelessly behind.
You can see this again in the streaming service they're releasing. They're way late to the game and they're coming without any real IP's or studio know how. They're going to spend a billion dollars on a flop
Same thing with the iPad Pro. There's no reason for it not to have a file manager, mouse support, a desktop browser, and be able to support external hard drives.
They're too slow to make changes and until they become more nimble, they will continue to stumble.