A Taste From the Claim Chowder Hall of Fame

John C. Dvorak, in March 2007, “Apple Should Pull the Plug on the iPhone:

The problem here is that while Apple can play the fashion game as well as any company, there is no evidence that it can play it fast enough. These phones go in and out of style so fast that unless Apple has half a dozen variants in the pipeline, its phone, even if immediately successful, will be passé within 3 months.

There is no likelihood that Apple can be successful in a business this competitive.

Meanwhile, today, the best-selling and most-profitable phone in the world is the 14-month-old iPhone 4.

Thursday, 11 August 2011