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Fame and Fortune.

by Slammer    Jul 4, 2012, 10:52 AM

Here is something I wrote and shared with others.

For thirty years, Apple has been the struggling Artist. It believed in remaining far removed from society when it came to its beliefs. It wanted to do things its way and nobody else's.

Along the way, it took ideas and incorporated them in its act. It piqued limited interest here and there through a couple of generations and continued the road of performing trying to get that major break.

Enter the iPhone:

A revolutionary product to not only grab attention of a new generation but also some of the older. This propels Apple to world Fame and Stardom. The struggling artist now has reached the goal it longed for.

However, Apple has not learned the consequence of Fame; Emulation and the forfeiture of privacy.

When you become famous, rich and powerful, everyone wants to be like you. Apple's stubborness to be different is now its weakness.

I've seen the compaints and arguments over "Blatant Copying" or patent infringments. The question we need to ask is:

Can anyone NOT tell the difference between an Apple iPhone and the others? The differences while similar, are definitely distinguishable in just about every aspect.

This is Apple's fallible downfault. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. It comes from possessing something people like. Exact replicas is crossing the line. Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Motorola and others have had their moments in fame and allowed others to perform by licensing their acts.

Apple hasn't learned this historical perfomance rationale. It wants to remain alone and forbid anyone to come close to it. In the world of fame, you can't have it both ways. People will begin to perceive Apple as the Justin Bieber of the wireless industry. It wants to remain on top and treat everyone around them like crap. Charging astronomical tick prices and forgetting about who made it where it is. Taking their ideas while it was struggling and accusing everyone else for trying to steal their stardom. Being rich and famous often has a substance that's needed. The feeling of being in control. People will move on and Apple will no longer be able to possess this substance.

Apple has created a world fame that everyone has taken notice to yet, it doesn't want the fame characteristics that come with it.

Again, you can't have it both ways.

John B.

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