Not too long ago we reported on Apple announcing the company’s first fiscal loss in more than a decade. But let’s set this in perscpetive. Apple still enjoys almost 40% of the global tablet market, and despite a lot of to-and-fro with Samsung to claim the global smartphone market crown, Apple doesn’t show signs of letting go of said piece of headwear.
The iPad Mini Debacle
According to Gizmodo UK, the iPad Mini could be heard as the death knell for Apple’s reign. If you already have an iPad, what’s the point? Few folks visiting our website said they wanted to sell iPad devices to switch to the iPad Mini. It’s not retina display, so why downgrade if you have a retina display device or why buy a non-retina display device new when you could opt for something like the Kindle Fire HD? Also, it feel un-Jobs-like as a product. Steve Jobs just wouldn’t have been happy with the clear revenue drive that seems to have been behind the iPad Mini. So, is this a sign Apple are on the out?
We saw it happen to Blackberry – they got comfortable, they got sloppy and they very nearly went under. The pitiful effort of the Blackberry PlayBook marked a real low point. Here at Money4Machines HQ the PlayBook is frequently cited as the worst investment in tech made by the folks using our sell for cash service.
The bottom line is that it’s not quite time to wheel out the pipe and slippers for Apple. A quick look at this performance graph coving the past fifteen years of Apple’s fiscal performance and it’s clear the giant still has some growing to do.