Is Apple’s Reign Coming to an End? Via Acumor
For years, Apple has been the biggest and the hippest name in technology. But there are increasing signs that the tech giant’s grip on consumers is starting to slip. Is Apple’s reign over the technology world over? Robert X. Cringely, writing for InfoWorld, thinks so. He recently devoted an entire column to the subject. If Apple’s dominance among tecchies is waning, what’s behind the fall? Cringely points to increased and more talented competition, much of it from rival Samsung.
In his column, Cringely says this: “It is now Samsung’s world. The rest of us just click in it.” Cringely provides some interesting evidence in this column to support this. Right now, Samsung ranks as the number–two maker of smartphones, behind Apple. However, Samsung is growing at more than twice the rate of Apple. And what’s equally important is that Samsung’s new products are generating more excitement than anything unveiled by Apple lately.
The Samsung Buzz
Cringely was writing his column from the IFA Berlin 2013 consumer electronics show. He writes that the big event should be renamed the IFA Samsung 2013 show. It’s at this show that Samsung has for the last three years unveiled its newest and most buzz-worthy products. For instance, Samsung unveiled its much-hyped Galaxy Gear smartwatch during the event. And this took place while Apple’s planned smartwatch has been little more than a rumor.
Winning the Race
Then there’s the ace for smart TV. Apple’s long–rumored HDTV has yet to debut. Meanwhile, Samsung has been active in this market for years, Cringely writes. In fact, Samsung now boasts OLED smart TVs with curved screens, ultra-high-definition displays and screen sizes ranging from 65 to 110 inches. And when it comes to the important smartphone market, Samsung’s Android phones are dominating the headlines and attracting the attention and dollars of consumers. Maybe Cringely is right; Samsung does seem to be on the rise while Apple is on the downslide.
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