Has Apple Really Peaked?

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Today, John and David are talking about an article they read recently by Joe Nocera of The New York Times titled, "Has Apple Peaked?" Nocera notes how Apple's maps for its new iPhone 5 are not as good as Google maps (which it used previously). He feels that Apple without Jobs is now just a big company trying to protect its position. He even hints that could have a future like Research In Motion. John and David appreciate Nocera's concern. It's only natural that Apple would protect its leadership position, and it's true that it's likely to face more and more competition from scrappy upstarts in the future. That said, Apple's position is still remarkably dominant, and it's been able to continue to grow in an expanding market for devices. To paraphrase Mark Twain, Nocera's concerns about Apple's decline are greatly exaggerated.

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  • Report this Comment On September 27, 2012, at 7:46 PM, Bolarmd wrote:

    I am confident of Tim Cook handling the APPLE. I like google maps but apple is doing good by starting its own maps. Why borrow when you can create? Apple is a fast learner and it can compete with Google. I also think Apple should more than what it is doing. I am Apple fan , I think they need some corrections. Hey its Apple after all. Give a Apple break. Dont bash apple. It will do well as time will tell.

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