The iPhone 5 is the Beginning of the End of Apple

And so it begins. Apple post Jobs is not what it used to be, and I knew it would happen sooner or later.The new iPhone 5 is not that groundbreaking and it feels like just about any other new smartphone: high-tech yes, groundbreaking not so much. The problem with companies like Apple is the visionary-type leader. Once he is gone, no one can really replace him. And then there is the keynote. Steve Jobs would cook up (no pun intended) all kinds of strange innovations and sometimes it was hard for us to see why they would work. Take the iPad: it looked like a big iPhone but Steve convinced us iPads make sense. And now they do.

There is nothing for Samsung to copy now that iPhone has nothing new to revolutionize

– Kumar Indresh

The iPhone 5 keynote by Tim Cook on the other hand felt like any other tech product launch. And the upgrades don’t make sense. It could be that Jobs is not around to tell us why a longer iPhone is better, or it could be because he didn’t design it in the first place. If you own Apple stock, I would contemplate a sale pretty soon. If you don’t, I would contemplate a short-sale pretty soon.

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