I really, really, really need to put in my resume for some of these CEO positions. It seems like everywhere I look they get paid to toss out unsubstantiated claims based on personal bias. Much like the LG executive last week, Acer chairman JT Wang predicts that Apple’s market share in the iPad market will drop to between 20 and 30 percent. The reason I say iPad market is becuase they pretty much currently own the entire landscape.
Let’s stop for a moment and put aside the fact that Wang has a vested interest in making that bold claim, and let’s think about just how likely it is that this is going to happen any time soon. Done thinking about it? Yeah, so are we. The reason he thinks the iPad is going to fall substantially in market share is because of the closed garden that Apple has on the device. The new song is the same as the old song, and the argument continues to get older by the moment. Consumers don’t care about the garden, geeks do, and I hate to say it, but consumers make up a lot more market share than the geeks.
The more these executives spout off about the iPad, the more I wonder just how much Google’s influencing what’s coming out of their mouths. To save myself some time here, I’m just going to say ditto to Acer. Putting down the competition without having a product of your own to show off is down right hilarious.
Article Via Engadget
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