Very detailed and careful analysis. Among other things, we have not seen truly innovative gadgets with star design come out of Apple since SJ’s passing. The changes are incremental, neither iPhone nor Apple watch nor iPad nor Mac* can distinguish themselves from other offerings in the market anymore, standing apart in innovation or design (why should I covet to get one?). Apple’s appeal is declining. Perhaps regress the change in the length of queue formation in Apple’s SF and NYC stores for new releases with stock prices could be a “data science-y" approach to grasp this, :-)

Interesting future. Watch the space.

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