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  • Apple Owned The First Decade of 2000. Will 2010 Be The Same?


    When you reflect on where we as electronics consumers were only one short decade ago, it's astounding how far Apple has helped us progress. Ten years ago, many of us still carried cell phones the size of a wooden bar stool. Today, our sleek touchscreen devices make the cell phones of old far more laughable than laudable. Indeed, from computers to mobile devices, Apple accomplished for the first decade of the 21st century every bit as much as it achieved during the last two decades of the 20th century.

    As we embark on the beginning of a new decade this century, many have speculated about Apple's role in the coming years and whether its best days are ahead or now behind the folks in Cupertino. Drawing on the historic time line presented in a BusinessWeek article this weekend that chronicles Apple's growth up to the present time, it's difficult to argue with the belief that Apple will likely dominate the future just as it has the recent past.

    Originally Posted by :
    If you worked for, held shares in, or bought products from the Cupertino (Calif.)-based consumer electronics maker, you had plenty to love about the past 10 years. The writer Douglas Coupland once called the band R.E.M. "one of the few things that didn't suck about the '80s." And so it is with Apple in the Noughties, or whatever else we're calling the decade that dare not speak its name.
    Apple's story over the last ten years, however, is the inspiring tale of a comeback. From the tech-bubble's burst to the present restoration of "the good old days," Apple has withstood many storms only to come through better for the wear. And every time Apple is about to be written off, Cupertino fires back with a near-revolutionary device. Whether it be the iMac of the late 1990's or the iPod of the early 21st Century, Apple somehow always stays ahead of the consumer electronics curve.

    Originally Posted by :
    If it sounds overdramatic to say the iPod changed the world, consider this: In 1949, American homes had 2 million TV sets. By 1959 that number was 42 million. At the end of 2001, only 128,000 people had iPods. At the end of 2009, Apple has sold somewhere near a quarter-billion iPods. That sounds like a cultural shift to me. I challenge you to find a single object that more fully represents the zeitgeist of the early 21st century.
    As Apple cleverly waits until the start of 2010 to kick off the new decade with an Apple tablet that could equally dominate the market for many years to come, the new year is poised to set a clear course of domination for Apple in the tech world yet again.

    Originally Posted by :
    Apple's profound business transformation over the last decade, its overarching influence on the worlds of media and technology, coupled with its leadership position in the burgeoning world of mobile technology, lead me to one conclusion: The 10-year period now ended should henceforth be known as the iDecade. And I don't think it's anywhere near over.
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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Owned The First Decade of 2000. Will 2010 Be The Same? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Hell yeah. Apple will rule the world
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Yea
    1. yahoowizard's Avatar
      yahoowizard -
      And Steve Jobs our leader? Ohhhh nooo, fuckkk no, lol.
    1. FREZKEE's Avatar
      FREZKEE -
      Quote Originally Posted by yahoowizard View Post
      And Steve Jobs our leader? Ohhhh nooo, fuckkk no, lol.
      lol. First thing he would do would be to change all font on laws.
    1. shortie7992's Avatar
      shortie7992 -
      hell ya!
    1. Peemcgee's Avatar
      Peemcgee -
      Quote Originally Posted by FREZKEE View Post
      lol. First thing he would do would be to change all font on laws.
      lol
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      steve jobs our leader, well it cant get any worse at least everyone in the military would be required to have an ipod/iphone and a macbook!!! just wait until the new iphone and this new touchscreen tablet called "the mystery". yes theyll soon take over the world
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Purchasing another 100 shares of AAPL come monday
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Apple is not allowed to rule the world until they allow wi-fi syncing of iPhones.

      Until then, Jobs can bugger off.
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      So is 2% market share considered "owning" and "dominating" now?
      In apples eyes, both. Too bad their computers are all ****.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpkirkley View Post
      Apple is not allowed to rule the world until they allow wi-fi syncing of iPhones.

      Until then, Jobs can bugger off.
      Wifi syncing of all music and movies would take too long, this has been discussed before. If you want wireless syncing of contacts, mail, calendars, notes, bookarks, etc, Get MobileMe
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Apple can rule all they want...as long as we can jailbreak whatever they bring out, that's fine with me
    1. lmatute's Avatar
      lmatute -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      So is 2% market share considered "owning" and "dominating" now?
      I agree a it with Rota here, That was a great decade for apple no doubt about it but by no means it "owns" it. Maybe if the title were a bit more narrow like, "Apple got the greatest grow compare with previews decades" or something on that matter, but the fact is that other tech companies made lot more money and grow their business on this decade far more than Apple did.

      Anyways I possible will get flame here but just my cents.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      iDecade...The first thing they need to do is to have a flag with the Apple Logo.
    1. ddfilms's Avatar
      ddfilms -
      Keep in mind if it wasn't for Apple none of you would be on this forum having this discussion. all those who complain, get rid of your iPhone and get a "droid" or "windows mobile phone".

      But we all know you love your iPhone too much.

      Just my $0.02
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      So is 2% market share considered "owning" and "dominating" now?
      Yep it is!! Apple rules the world!

      Quote Originally Posted by ddfilms View Post
      Keep in mind if it wasn't for Apple none of you would be on this forum having this discussion. all those who complain, get rid of your iPhone and get a "droid" or "windows mobile phone".

      But we all know you love your iPhone too much.

      Just my $0.02
      It's so true! No one wants to hear you complain, go get a Droid or HTC!
    1. SquareWheel's Avatar
      SquareWheel -
      I'd say Google did the best this century. Apple gained a lot with the iPhone, but that's about it.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Wifi syncing of all music and movies would take too long, this has been discussed before. If you want wireless syncing of contacts, mail, calendars, notes, bookarks, etc, Get MobileMe
      Let the end user make that decision, its my wi-fi network after all. As far as mobileme is concerned, I always travel with my MBP, so remote sync is not as appealing to me - especially at 99 bucks a year.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by melech518 View Post
      purchasing another 100 shares of aapl come monday :d
      i really really really wish i invested sooner...

      Quote Originally Posted by SquareWheel View Post
      I'd say Google did the best this century. Apple gained a lot with the iPhone, but that's about it.
      Nope! iPhone, iTouch, and increased sales with their computers. Google has not made anything revolutionary this decade. Free browsers and an phone OS on other phones... nahh. I'd like to know exactly what makes them the best this century.
    1. senas8's Avatar
      senas8 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
      i really really really wish i invested sooner...



      Nope! iPhone, iTouch, and increased sales with their computers. Google has not made anything revolutionary this decade. Free browsers and an phone OS on other phones... nahh. I'd like to know exactly what makes them the best this century.
      You can google and iphone, but you cant iphone a google. :P