Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Apple, the most productive company on Earth

Apple unveiled their newest products during their “Hey Siri” September event. What grabbed my attention was the following paragraph from Farhad Manjoo’s NYT article, “Apple’s iPhone Keeps Going its Own Way”:

In many fundamental ways, the iPhone breaks the rules of business, especially the rules of the tech business. Those rules have more or less always held that hardware devices keep getting cheaper and less profitable over time. That happens because hardware is easy to commoditize; what seems magical today is widely copied and becomes commonplace tomorrow. It happened in personal computers; it happened in servers; it happened in cameras, music players, and — despite Apple’s best efforts — it may be happening in tablets.