Barely 24 hours have passed since I gave Apple and iPhone 4S (their new toy) some quick, well deserved bashings when I suddenly heard news about Steve Jobs death late yesterday afternoon.
I really don’t know what to say. Kinda speechless… Tried to put some nice words here but I simply couldn’t! I guess it is true after all, some things are better off unsaid.
If you have been following my posts and Twitter tweets, I think you all know that I have certain dislikes for Apple. Don’t ask me why because I have my reasons but that doesn’t mean that I do not appreciate their innovations and contributions to the world of technology.
A little Tribute for Steve Jobs
I could never forget my Apple IIC, my first personal computer. Yes! Despite my disliking for Apple, my first PC was an Apple IIC! It was a present, given to me by my super rich uncle (now retired, he’s a former Major General in the Army) back in the late 80s. Back then he told me and my late parents that the world runs on microchips and we must learn to use computers. He said a lot of other things back then and he was right all along. Today, we could do little without our computers, laptops and gadgets!
Oh yes, I sure had lots of fun with my Apple IIC. I’m even smiling right now, thinking of the time when I spent practically hours playing ‘Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego’ on my Apple IIC. :)
Thank you, Steve. Thank you for all those fond memories!
Alright, let’s go down back to earth and crunch some numbers that would not go well with Apple.
August 2011: Americans prefer Android even more and more
"The Android operating system's share jumped to 43.7% in the three months ended August from 38.1% in May, according to comScore. Apple's share edged up to 27.3% from 26.6%, while RIM's dropped to 19.7% from 24.7%. Microsoft's (MSFT) slipped to 5.7% from 5.8%." Via investors.com
Yes, I’m afraid Apple is losing the war against Android. It looks bad for Apple and I don’t think bundling iOS 5 with iPhone 4S will help Apple either in the next few months.
I would have put in some more thoughts here but they’re nasty thoughts and out of respect for Steve Jobs, I will stop here and let Apple fans ponder upon the future of Apple which is definitely without the help and assistance of Steve Jobs from yesterday onwards.