In the end, it doesn't matter...It is obvious that the gadget world is not going to be monolithic any more, unlike it appeared to be becoming in around 2009-2010.
You want Apple, buy Apple... You don't like Apple, you buy Android, or some of the also-rans. Apple isn't going to control the gadget world, just be a player in it. A big player, unlike the 1990's, but still merely a player in the space.
If you buy Apple stock expecting monopoly profits, over time, well, it isn't gonna happen...