Rocco Pendola is not following the standard narrative that Apple is doomed, and points out that the iPhone maker often improves upon whatever the competition is doing.
That’s what Apple did to the artist formerly known as RIM. We don’t stop and think about this enough. People were so addicted to their BlackBerries we called them CrackBerries. No, not crack babies, CrackBerries. And then Apple came along and just freaking demolished RIM as Jim Balsillie was busy trying and failing to secure an NHL franchise for the Canadian hamlet of Hamilton.
Sort of like a great hockey team trailing 4-1 in the 3rd period. I harken back to last season’s NHL playoffs when my Toronto Maple Leafs held that lead over the Boston Bruins. If the Leafs won they would have advanced to the second round of the postseason. But the Bruins, while concerned, did not panic. They kept their heads down and, even as the texts poured in congratulating me on the anticipated Leafs win, I knew the game wasn’t over. Boston tied and promptly won the game in overtime, leaving Toronto stunned.
So, Apple is like a great hockey team.