I was going to write something very eloquent and beautiful for my 300th post today. I was going to review something great. Then, I read this absolutely fabulous article and I knew that instead, I need to share the words that so powerfully defend my favorite, currently embattled company.
Apple has definitely taken a beating in the stock market and the press recently. But, I have paid relatively little attention to it, because like this article says, Apple still beat Google with 1 quarter's earnings matching an entire year for Google. Apple is still setting records, selling amazing products that launched industries, and is still capable of producing products that will change our world.
I've heard the Android fans calling people like me blind and sheep. Isn't that always the taunt of people who oppose you or think differently than you do? But, I never entered the Apple/Android fray. I don't see a problem. I don't need an enemy. They can both exist and both be great and we can all have just what we want without calling others names and degrading that which we do not agree with. We can agree to disagree when it comes to technology. After all, is all of this really worth the animosity displayed over phones and their operating systems?
So, for my 300th post, do me a favor and read this article by Jonny Evans. Apple fans will feel a little better, Android fans may learn something they didn't know, and maybe we can all just get along in the end. Is it a deal?
I'll be back with a review or 2 tonight. That's it for me for now. Until later, …
Originally posted on MacDailyNews:
[cfsp key="google_adsense_300x250"]“Morrisey got it right, of course, when he sang: ‘We hate it when our friends become successful,’ and that’s certainly the case when it comes to market reaction to Apple [AAPL] and its record first quarter,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “You see, while the company says the only way is up, gloom-laden analysts can’t see any way but down.”
“Reading Apple’s announcement release last night I could tell the company knows it’s sailing into stormy waters. The announcement had just a little too much emotion buried between its lines. It mentioned the difference in the length of the quarters, it threw a positive spin, but something inside seemed hurt, cold, angry,” Evans writes. “Cupertino is upset. It’s annoyed with the competition (who it still believes ripped-off its ideas, an opinion I share but many don’t); it’s upset with the analysts; it’s distressed at the lack of faith being shown by investors on strength of a simple leadership change; it’s infuriated that it can’t yet shake off the ‘Steve Jobs is the Messiah’ myth.”
Evans writes, “While you panic, it might be worth pondering just what kind of thermonuclear business an imaginative firm equipped with $137 billion in cash and investments can explore in a patent-driven mobile devices age? After all, that’s more actual cash in hand than most banks are worth.”