Predictions

January 31st, 2015 · No Comments · General Detritus

I made a prediction that was published in Forbes, at least the online version, that AAPL could double again.

Duh.

Let’s take a look at the competition Apple currently has. First a list of companies that design all their own hardware, and write their own operating systems, and have a brick and mortar store presence with expert tech support:

Then we’ll add in the companies that provide timely updates to all their operating systems for no additional charge:

Okay.

Let’s see. Add up the right-hand column… carry the one… that would be NOBODY.

The iPod is about dead.

No surprise. The iPhone comes with up to 128Gb of memory. I have a pretty eclectic mix of music, but it all fits and there’s plenty of room left over for family photos and nineteen football news apps, all of which say exactly the same things.

Hey. 15 years ago 1000 songs in your pocket was awesome. Nowadays, you can have every song ever recorded if you have the right connection. Thank you, Apple.

Yeah. I said “Thank you, Apple.” Apple and the iTunes Store killed DRM for music and saved the music industry. You can disagree if you want to be wrong.

Television is about to undergo a sea change also. It’s been going on for a while, what with DVRs and such, but it’s getting different in a hurry. People want to watch what they want to watch when they want to watch it, and they’re getting damned tired of being told they have to schedule their day around shit that’s taped in the first place.

Not only that, but we want to watch what we want to watch on our mobile thangs. If I want to watch Galavant on my iPad at lunch time at work, why in the world shouldn’t I?

Also, when I sit down in front of the TV in the living room, I want to watch only what I want to watch. Screw a bunch of commercials. I’ll pay money to watch a football game without having to watch ads for beer, fast food, and snack food to cause and take your mind off your erectile dysfunction and then ads for drugs to fix it. Oh, and cars.

Soon. Live television will be available without all that crap.

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