Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Has Apple Peaked?
Apple has seen $175bn trimmed off its market cap since Steve Jobs died as the share price fell from $500 to $700. People ask: Has Apple peaked? Seven things suggest Yes:
Letting Samsung take the lead in larger screen size
Launching iPad 3 which was heavier, thicker, ran hotter and had shorter battery life than iPad 2.
Hiring a Dixon’s guy to run the stores.
Losing multiple lawsuits vs Samsung.
Disrupting the iPhone5 supply chain.Tags: Apple, battery life, share price, supply chain, take the lead