By Mark Schaefer
The polish is off the Apple.
- One tech commentator said there was something missing from the recent Consumer Electronics Show: Nobody was saying they were the “next Apple of …”
- Paypal founder Peter Thiel told the New York Times that the age of Apple is over. Provocative? Sensational? Or is there a kernel of truth there?
- The company seems to be focusing on incremental change instead of bold new life-changing tech. They are falling behind in AI and smart speakers. IOS-based phone sales have been flat to declining for years.
- The Apple laptops are getting unfavorable reviews from consumer sites. The company seems to be solving problems that consumers aren’t having. Microsoft sales are surging with historically Apple markets like creatives.
What’s going on and what can be done? Is the Age of Apple over?
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