If I am a typical customer of Apple, then maybe its better days really are over.
I began my voyage into becoming a hard core Mac fan in 2007 with a MacBook Pro. I quickly became an addict.
And right now, I’ve got it all. On my desk, I’ve got a Mac Pro tower with a 27″ Cinema Display. An IPad 2 and an iPhone 5.
On my “obsolete shelf” sits an iPhone 4 and a 3. And I’ve got the latest Mac Pro.
My wife and sons each have a MacBook Pro, an iPad, and an iPhone.
We each have or have had an iPod and a Nano …. of course, replaced by the iPhone.
And we’ve got, between our home and ski chalet, 3 Apple TV generation 1’s and 2 Apple TV generations 2.
My home and chalet are each networked via an Airport network hub.
I use Keynote, Pages, and Numbers.
We’ve all got the latest software.
I use iTunes Match.
Oh, and there’s a Mac Mini on my desk too.
The thing is, there’s really nothing I need to buy from Apple anymore. I’ve got it all.
The more their customers become like me, the more they stagnate in terms of growth.
I’m a huge Apple fan. But I don’t even find it exciting to go into the Apple store anymore. I’ve got it all!
So what comes next? I’m really not sure!