Apple launched a film and TV streaming service on Monday, going head-to-head with Netflix. Netflix executives laughed off the threat, joking that Apple is “very late to the game.”
True, Apple is late. Netflix has a decade-long head-start and even Amazon jumped on the trend in 2011. But it doesn’t matter how late Apple gets into the game, it always destroys the competition in a matter of years.
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1. Apple is ALWAYS late
People love to credit Apple for giving birth to new technology: the iPhone, iPad, MacBook, iPod. But Apple didn’t invent any of these revolutionary products.
The iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone on the market. Not even close. IBM launched a smartphone in 1992 – fifteen years(!) before the iPhone went on sale. Even Blackberry beat Apple to the market by five years. Where are these products now?
Apple didn’t invent the 1st computer, smartphone or smartwatch, but changed those products forever. Being 1st is not admirable per se
— Carlos Balsalobre (@cbalsalobre) August 12, 2017
Microsoft introduced the personal computer years before Apple and commanded a 90 percent market share. Microsoft also launched a tablet ten years before the iPad. And the first MP3 player hit the stands in 1997, four years before the iPod.
Apple is never the first to market,