Steve Jobs Ducks the Point

Steve Jobs was recently quoted as saying

“That’s like saying you don’t want to kiss your lover’s lips because everyone has lips,” he said. “It doesn’t make any sense.”¬†

In relation to a question about the danger of the iPod declining in popularity because of its very ubiquity.

What Steve failed to say was that the iPod will decline because of the rise of the mobile phone MP3 player.

Apple will release its third quarter earnings in a few hours.¬†My call¬†is that¬†it’ll show the third consecutive quarterly fall in iPod sales. And furthermore, the decline won’t be because of a fall in iPod’s market share of stand alone MP3 players, but due to the overall decline in the market¬†AKA the rise in sales of MP3 phones.

Sorry, you Mac Fan Boys, but the iPod is a terminal patient in any mass market sense.

 

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