Apple has really done extraordinary things over the last year to protect consumer privacy, but also to create security… For implementing [data protection measures] in products without being forced to by the government, they really are a beacon of hope…
Uh huh. This is the same Roger McNamee who said this back in 2009 after his company invested $100-million into competitor Palm:
You know the beautiful thing: June 29, 2009, is the two- year anniversary of the first shipment of the iPhone. Not one of those people will still be using an iPhone a month later.
Think about it — If you bought the first iPhone, you bought it because you wanted the coolest product on the market. Your two-year contract has just expired. Look around. Tell me what they’re going to buy.
As it turned out, nobody flocked to Palm at all, iPhone has been a raging hit for a decade and accounts for more than 60-percent of the entire smartphone industry’s revenue and more than 80-percent of the industry’s profits.
If McNamee likes Apple then maybe something is wrong with Apple.