Wil Gomez on Apple’s growing problem with Microsoft:
What all this means is that Apple appears to be the hare in the race, and has settled down for a long slumber in Cupertino, while the Redmond beast has been resurrected and works feverishly to compete at every level– hardware, software, and cloud services; the latter an area of anemia for Apple.
Witness all the Apple surrogates that came out this week to explain why the company did what it did with the MacBook Pro. It’s not ‘Pro’ anymore.
Apple seems to have fallen asleep and cranks out products more slowly than ever, and hasn’t conquered a new technology industry since the iPhone itself. iPad sales are down to stagnant. Mac sales are down. The only hopefuls in the Apple quiver are the Watch and Services, both of which are profitable but cannot carry the iPhone maker much beyond where it exists today. Apple has a Microsoft problem in that Microsoft is playing like Apple played just a decade ago, while our favorite Mac maker seems to have dozed off.