BBC News, on the launch of the Galaxy S4:
With Apple suffering from a dipped share price, and a few recent
missteps with product launches, the time is perhaps ripe for
Samsung to pile pressure on the iPhone-maker.
What “recent missteps with product launches”? The iPad Mini is the best-selling, best-regarded small tablet in the world. The iPhone 5 is the most profitable and best-selling smartphone in the world. The iPad 3/4 is the best-selling tablet in the world, and is single-handedly transforming the entire PC industry. Retina MacBook Pros — best laptops in the world. MacBook Airs? Better than ever.
The one and only recent product launch you can point to as a “misstep” is Apple Maps, and even there, there is now a free Google Maps app available to all iPhone users, and it has seemingly had no ill effect on the sale of iOS devices. Most companies would do well to have Apple Maps be their worst “misstep”.
★ Thursday, 14 March 2013