With slump in iPhone sales, are we post Peak Smartphone?

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  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 6, 2019 2:50 p.m.

    The phones are an outrageous price, androids can be more easily fixed, and where people can fix their IPhones over replacing them they are. Where there is so much economic uncertainty right now in many parts of the world people are less willing to fork out that kind of $ every time there is a new version. Also, Baron Scarpa is correct. Companies need to keep reinventing themselves to stay current and vital.

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Jan. 5, 2019 5:56 a.m.

    Apple needs to look beyond smart phones and find another industry to disrupt. Apple's move into music and entertainment with its iPod and iTunes online store -- digital music -- to challenge Sony's compact disk is a model case study on how a "computer company" transformed itself into an "entertainment company," and today, Sony is a shell of its former glory. Sony was too in love with its compact disk to see how Apple's mastery of hard drives and online know-how would transform the music industry almost 20 years ago.

    Apple continued this journey by replacing its iPods with its iPhones, where today, most people have more computer power in their hands than what was used to get man on the moon in 1969!

    As the iPhone matures, the next step is to venture into new horizons with what assets and know-how Apple possesses that can be leveraged to transform new industries. There was talk of Apple launching an electric vehicle with its own autonomous driving. Can the iPhone sync with an iCar to drive you where you want to go? Are robots the future to run our homes and offices?

    Don't count Apple out yet!