I know I make fun of people on this board from time to time and some of you will not read this in its entirety. Be that as it may, I am writing this anyway. As some of you may know, history has a habbit of repeating itself. Apple is in the process of doing this. In the 80s - 90s Apple almost went out of business due to their flawed operating model which they continue to adhere to. The resurgence began with the release of the iPod. Back when Napster was popular and then subsequently shut down, Jobs saw an opportunity. I will give him one thing and one thing only...he knew how to exploit trends...never an innovator. MP3 players were around long before the iPod but had never seen the promotion that the Apple product had. Apple has always and still continues to be an extremely closed source company which is why they failed previously.
Due to Jobs' resourcefulness (not innovation), Apple saw a few good years of prosperity. Through capitalizing on others ideas and promoting them as their own and then forcing the people who bought them to continue to supply them with profits. This has now changed which is why investors are flying away from this stock as quickly as possible. Again I refer to the failed operating model. When Apple came out with the iPhone, they had no competition and could ask for and received anything they wanted. Just like in the 80s - 90s, they are exeriencing the draw to other models that allow independent work and allows for major expansion. The current numbers indicate 75% Android and 17% IOS. Does this sound familiar because it should. In the 80s - 90s it was 90% Microsoft and less that 5% Apple. With Apple's current busines model and arrogance, this will continue on a downward trend. Any movement by the management (if they do anything at all) will be short lived as any knowledgable will use the opportunity to exit.
Theoretically. Android is akin to Microsoft - where are they now? Apple makes product, and innovators go throug h cycles (S-curves and Tornadoes for those who get it). Who do you think the threat is, samdung or Foolgle? Are you bullish on copy cats, or stupid glasses?
The people that give a "thumbs down" are obviously clueless and Apple product advocates. The simple version is in the 80s - 90s Aple = 5% market share and almost crumbled. Today Apple market share = 17% and declining. Do you think they will increase? They won't as app developers are moving to Android for more open tech. The market strategy of Jobs failed in the 80s and will fail again today.