What? Wait! Isn’t Apple all about ‘the crazy ones?’ Perhaps, but it’s Apple’s customers who are crazy in a different way. Why? “Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world on the ones who do.” Here’s a look at the crazy world around Apple.
To The Crazy Ones
This past week was much like any week in recent years. People are still at war with one another and personal injustices abound in the news.
The world around Apple is a crazy one, even as Apple caters to those of us slightly crazy enough to think we can make it better.
Foolishness abounds, too. Roger McNamee says Apple’s iCloud, used by hundreds of millions of customers “isn’t very good.” He’s the same Roger who invested in Palm and said WebOS would destroy the iPhone. Roger who?
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, humiliated after years of driving Microsoft into the ground, decided to exit the company entirely and run a basketball team.
Ever the contrarian of fact, Forbes says doctors are worried about Apple’s HealthKit. You know about HealthKit, right? Oh, wait. You’ll have to wait until HealthKit actually hits the market with usable apps.
Uh, Forbes? How many doctors are worried about what they don’t know about?
Judge Lucy Koh has some ‘splainin to do, smacking Apple again and denying attorney fees in Apple fight to the death with Samsung. Samsung loses but Apple doesn’t win. What a crazy game.
Another judge, this one south of the border, ordered Apple and Google to wipe a crazy social app from users phones. That won’t set a bad precedent, will it?
Just more of the typical gloom and doom for Apple, right? Anything really crazy going on?
Crazy Is, As Crazy Does
Even in the tech world what goes around comes around, and some tech pundits are coming around to the notion– it’s just a notion, mind you– that Apple’s fortunes are not doomed as predicted.
Ed Bott describes how Apple took over the PC market. At least, the part that matters.
By the way, maybe you didn’t catch it because your ears are still ringing from all the calls for Apple to fire CEO Tim Cook, for, oh, whatever– but Apple’s stock price hit an all time high. Again. I know. Crazy, right?
In other ridiculousness, the world’s largest Apple Store is being planned. Where? Paris? Tokyo? London? Beijing? New York? Nope… drum roll, please… Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates. Trust me, folks. The world is going crazy.
Also crazy is the new trend in text messages. Spam. Specifically spam on Apple’s iMessage. At least, so says a guy from an anti-spam company. I’ll bet you didn’t know that 30-percent of all your text messages are spam.
Word on the streets is that Microsoft’s Windows Store is full of scams. Maybe as many as in Google Play Store. Apple’s App Stores seem to be unaffected by the trend, yet it’s Apple that is doomed.
In yet another crazy turn of events, a writer at Business Insider (where those running from the SEC apparently stash their ill-gotten gains) has figured out Apple’s future. Was that future ascertained by tea leaves? Stars? A crystal ball? A soothsayer?
Nope. Jay Yarrow looked at the real numbers and Apple’s second big profitable product line is, well, profitable for a reason. The Mac. Suddenly, predicting Apple’s future is no more difficult than looking at the Mac for the past 10 years. Can the iPhone and iPad survive and prosper the way the Mac prospers now? Yeah, it’s possible.
Who would have thought that the world would get so crazy with misinformation and conflict and end up being saved by the very company that personifies and glorifies the crazy ones?