I've been waiting for the beginning of the end for some time now, and some tech analyst who reckons Apple could be obsolete inside 3 years has raised my hopes some.
Id love for it to be true... and all those Mac fanbois booking themseves into rehab to deal with the wthdrawal symptoms.
Dunno about 12 months, even! 6 would be nice but probably too much to expect. The asylums wouldn't be anywhere near prepared for such an immediate influx of lost souls craving the next iSomething that ain't gonna happen.
Ah, the demise of Apple.... SWEET, and a double edged blessing. There'd be a bunch of bankers doing swan dives outta Wall St highrises as well.
And with all the mortgage foreclosures and debt reclamations, one would also hope the guys who run around below with those 'catch-the-silly-buggers' blanket thingies have declared it an emergency services public holiday.
Yeah, I'm feeling a bit sadistic, but I stubbed my toe earlier and it hurt, so right now those people I don't like are fair game.
Another lot I hope are devastated by the evaporation of Apple is Lawyers. Smug bastards turn up at the courthouse with iPhone this and iPad that, a MacBook Pro with Retina display just to make you feel inferior before your case even gets mentioned... and you know deep down it's all ill gotten gain because they've been reaping 65% of past clients settlements... or did a deal with the other side to split the proceeds.
Then there's fechen car salesmen, who know how much they can overcharge you on whichever model before you have the chance to blink cos they got one of those super-duper fast desktop macs with all the bells and whistles that has the figures on-screen instantly.
Yup, given how many slimy professions depend on Apple crap, its demise can't come quick enough for me.
Oh, and before I go, I need to mention the pron peddlers who use Apple hardware/software to produce the most interesting cinematography. They are bastards as well.... cos I gotta convert the format before I can watch it on my Windows machine. It's just not fechen right!