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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 · 26453 views
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.
neil flanagan
neil flanagan - January 15, 2017 at 3:59am
who gives a shit.
lemon4611 - January 15, 2017 at 3:22am
Cook has led Apple to it's end. Failure after failure on every OS platform, he burned Mac Pro buyers, abandoned the complete desktop line, The Watch still has no killer app and it's still tethered along with making it worthless if your iPhone dies because Apple fails to provide access to the watch from an iPad and the OSX platform. Cook has also led Apple down a road of control that literally insults it's customers, played dirty with developers and the list of Cooks failures is endless. Sorry Apple but pretty devices that are locked down, outdated and fail to work when released is everything Steve Jobs had contempt for. Cook should get out of politics and get his ass back to work at Apple or better yet the board should fire his ass along with that ego maniac Ives. The new MacBook Pro is proof that Apple has completely lost touch with it's customers. It's lack of respect for those of us that were here when owning a Mac brought laughter was also one of Cooks biggest blunders. There's plenty of innovations coming they just wont be from Apple.
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