Originally Posted by Nexutix
Does anybody think that passing away of Steve Jobs has anything to do with this? I say yes, their money man is gone. And yes, their lawyers sure create a bitter impression in public about the company.
The answer is maybe. The commoditization of great ideas is normal. The innovator takes the lion's share of the profits then the immitators scramble for what's left. Apple retains their price insensitive parish. This happened with computers, mp3 players, and cell phones. Now it is happening with tablets.
Historically, each ebbing innovation has funded the next wave. The question is whether Apple has a next wave and, if they do, how amazing it will be. Unless Jobs was only the face of innovation or they find someone to take his place, each successive wave will be smaller than the last until Apple fades away.