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Peter Thiel Confirms 'The Age of Apple is Over'

Peter Thiel Confirms 'The Age of Apple is Over'

Posted January 12, 2017 at 3:29am by iClarified
In a Confirm or Deny interview with the New York Times, billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel 'confirms' the age of Apple is over.

Question: The age of Apple is over.

Answer: Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It’s not the fault of Tim Cook, but it’s not an area where there will be any more innovation.

Thiel appears to be suggesting that Apple may not be able to produce another revolutionary product. Of course, executives at Apple feel differently. In a recent interview with Backchannel SVP Phil Schiller said he hopes that people will look back at the iPhone and say:

“Wow, they didn’t realize how much was to come — in fact, others missed it because they were busy running around looking for other things. Everyone has their opinions at this point, but it could be that we’re only in the first minutes of the first quarter of the game,” he says. “I believe this product is so great that it has many years of innovation ahead.”

Do you think Apple's last great product is the iPhone? Sales have slowed though Apple is rumored to be introducing an exciting new tenth anniversary device later this year. Will the company be able to disrupt or even create another industry? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Peter Thiel Confirms 'The Age of Apple is Over'

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Lewis Salter
Lewis Salter - January 15, 2017 at 3:31pm
I Think apple should stay in the business and make more products they have already made the computer A LOT better and quite recently too, by putting a touch bar at the top of the Mac where you can use touch ID and scroll through emojis and much more not only that they have CREATED touch screen and samsung have copied them with the touch ID, Touch screen and the design and just think about it Apple always surprise us so keep creating your products
Jon Ivy
Jon Ivy - January 15, 2017 at 2:36pm
Definitely over ! Expect nothing substantial, just slices of 'innovation' to keep them and their ecosystem in the infinite game... The fact they created such a well functioning ecosystem however will protect them into the future...
adelnlyncation - January 15, 2017 at 9:15am
Apple is dead the second after the death of Mr. Steve Job.
chris jones
chris jones - January 14, 2017 at 2:45pm
They're a bit too 'control freak' for me, dictating what you may or may not do with your device. They certainly aren't over though , cos everyone from Microsoft to Samsung have been copying or stealing from them for years. People say they're finished because they like them to be, that's all!
Hmmm - January 14, 2017 at 5:45am
Apple is over, there's nothing else to innovate. From Iphone 6 to the 7s or next iPhone, it will be 4 years that the iPhone has had the same look, body with no change. Apple can not innovate anything else to it except adding better camera, more battery life with isn't really more, and more gigs or whatever. Apple now has to rely on iOS to make the phone different cause hardware will not change. Unless they make the face full screen and remover the chin and forehead. Or whatever they think it's a good idea.
clown - January 14, 2017 at 2:57am
Thats why they keep suing Samsung and giving them business. The regain millions in the pursuit from the lawsuits. They are intentionally giving them business to eventually SUE them .
ooo - January 13, 2017 at 10:26pm
Peter got rejected by Tim. He's just venting.
Tjp - January 13, 2017 at 8:27pm
The age of Apple has been over, according to pundits and "well placed sources, as well as "experts" for decades. since the 80s. Apple focuses on quality products. Not on volume. Apple isn't fixated on any one product line. They are quite agile moving from computers, adding music players, TV media players to cell phones. I am confident (pundit that I am!) that Apple will adjust and move into other fields. All the while, unlike their competitors, maintaining support for the prior product lines. Most of all, Apple isn't afraid.
Hackfest - January 13, 2017 at 4:43pm
They seem very healthy to
bay - January 13, 2017 at 4:37pm
if theres exist any other "steve jobs", i believe he will build any other "apple" who will kill apple itself.
lover not a fighter
lover not a fighter - January 13, 2017 at 11:44am
plz don't goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Ken - January 13, 2017 at 10:54am
I agree! If the Iphone 7 still not jailbreakable, then apple is done, galaxy S8 is what I'll get and it's time say goodbye to old boring IOS
Ken - January 13, 2017 at 1:17am
Oh he confirmed it did he? Well there's no point in discussing anything if that's the case /s
Waqas Ahmad
Waqas Ahmad - January 12, 2017 at 7:12pm
Dears, Apple is over means not iphone is over. Apple means the whole brand. do you know apple have had different teams for ios and osx. and at the moment in apple theres only 1 team who they all are working over ios. where is mac innovations? even the truth is apple was a computer company first. and now apple is running only on iphone. maybe over. as of you can not make fool everybody everytime. regards,
Morphos2 - January 12, 2017 at 7:02pm
They could, if they had the will to disrupt our lives again. I just don't know if they do anymore. Stakeholders equity is what matters most now for the current CEO. They are just milking the milking cow. That was not what moved Steve Jobs. And that makes all the difference!
Bob - January 12, 2017 at 5:59pm
That's because that was the only phone on the market.
Paul - January 12, 2017 at 2:40pm
It appears that Peter Thiel has simply become another one of Donald Trump's puppets; after all it is common knowledge that Trump has no love for Apple.
Justmythoughts - January 12, 2017 at 7:57pm
Where is your proof of that?
lover not a fighter
lover not a fighter - January 13, 2017 at 11:48am
sorry for that it was an accident. sorry
drigomarki - January 12, 2017 at 2:22pm
Hm, 'The Age of Apple is Over' and no jailbreak for citizens yet! Coincidence? I don't think so! LOL
N3 - January 12, 2017 at 1:18pm
Nobody could never though that Nokia could be what they are today, nor Blackberry...the only wait to survive is to evolve and diversification and most important consider the feedback from consumers...i think Apple era is not over but while evolving Tim Cook should listen more to consumers because apart from fans some are real and power users and they may not necessary acquire the latest products if they are not satisfied, they may stick with the older one and lock elsewhere to compensate what Apple don't offer...the aim is not only to bring something new in the game, but to bring something new usefull...i mean usb type c is ok but no more magsafe that have save countless time my macbook pro and macbook air? And by the way what's the use of touchbar for a power user with all his shortcuts in mind (i never look at the keyboard thus the touchbar)???No earphone jack, stuck with proprietary port for my music and handle adapter?...come'on Tim...
Mas22 - January 12, 2017 at 9:03am
Apples have been on earth for a very long time and blossom every spring, so I think they have a future existence barring climate change...Oh, forget it, wrong Apple
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