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Based on nothing except an apparent philosphic belief that all good things must come to an end, Electronic Arts founder Trip Hawkins announced that Apple is doomed.
"The thing is, it may take another year or two before (Apple) starts to decline, but it has to, everything does," Hawkins said in a report by Digital Gamers.
"Look at Apple, and how can you say it’s not peaking?" Hawkins asks, as he referenced the iPad, iPhone, new Macs and Apple's legendary marketing prowess. "All these things are about as good as they ever can be – how much better can it really get?"
Hawkins now runs Digital Chocolate, a game developer for multiple platforms including iOS. He states that his company's games will always be in Apple's App Store, but goes on to complain that Cupertino has created a closed system and rants about -- wait for it -- Apple's lack of support for Flash.
"They want you to be in the App Store rather than the browser, so they cripple the browser," Hawkins stated.
Hawkins has admitted in the past how much he loves Apple products, and he does rock the black mock turtle on his blog, so these the-end-is-near cries are not coming from a total Apple hater. Of course, time will tell if Hawkins' prognosticating is accurate, though we suspect that trends like this one, and this one, and this one, will have to change significantly before Apple jumps the shark.
Via The Loop
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