Analyst Says Apple Will No Longer Be Cool in 2012
Within the past few days we've been reporting on lots of analysts and pundits who have been voicing their predictions for Apple's performance in 2012, and most of them have been glowing, to say the least, but Brian Deagon at Investor’s Business Daily appears to be swimming against the generally positive tide of expert opinion with his pronouncement that Apple will be seen to stumble in 2012, mainly because, he says, the Samsung Galaxy is a “cooler” phone than the iPhone, which he says is “boxy, flat and feeling stale.” Deagon goes on to say that the supremacy of Apple’s iOS platform will be threatened by the continued growth of Google’s Android OS platform in 2012. “Smartphones and tablets will become commodity items and Apple will be eaten by the collective Android gang,” he predicts. Deagon concludes his bleak prediction for Apple by saying that the TV market is the “next big hope” for Apple, but he says that success in this field will not be easy to achieve, given Samsung’s current dominance of that market.
Source: 2012 Tech Predictions: Apple, Google+, Twitter Will Flail; Amazon, IBM, Facebook Will Fly - Investors.com, via Apple will stop being cool in 2012, IBD says
Brian Deagon at Investor’s Business D...
Here's a so-called analyst that is caught up in gross numbers ... thinks a great phone is out of date because the case hasn't changed, but has superior performance inside, and lumps all Android platform phone together and compares the dumb phone and smart phone into one category.
This is so inappropriate and misleading. Why don't you compare Samsung, HTC, phones individually against iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s. Two quite different phones. Siri and iCloud are fantastic technologies that are yet to be fully developed. It is the total experience that will prevail. Not the specsmanship of Geeksville that has been the model of the Microsoft/Intel PC world of the past. Mobile is a different world. And the world is moving into a much more involved digital world.
Brian is throwing out ideas that support FUD ... fear, uncertainty and doubt. Get real, learn the real market facts then report honestly.