Investor’s Business Daily’s Brian Deagon has been looking into his crystal ball and making predictions about what might happen in the tech world in space year 2012AD.
We’re sure Bri is being slightly tongue-in-cheek with some of his predictions, most notably the suggestion that Apple will “lose its cool factor” this year. Hmm.
Bri reckons the iPhone is “boxy, flat and feeling stale”. Well, that might be true. The iPhone 4S looks identical to the iPhone 4, literally, but the Apple faithful care not, as evidenced by ludicrous sales figures.
And let’s not forget that the iPhone 5 is expected later this year, with a significantly different design. If it sells anything less than a sh*tload, I’ll eat my hat.
Deagon also notes that Apple has its sights on the TV market, currently dominated by its best friend, Samsung. Even if that particular venture proves fruitless, why would that make Apple’s shiny products any less desirable in the eyes of Joe Average?
Throw in an iPad 3 with Retina display and a potential budget(ish) iPad 2, and we’re sure Apple will be quite alright.
Other predictions include Google+ withering, Twitter tottering, and the dismissal of Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer.
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