If you criticize Apple these days, you are regarded as the worst of bad sports. You are branded as someone who just doesn't get the cultural Zeitgeist, the profound wonderfulness that is Apple. The business media constantly cries "buy-buy-buy." They don't even question the fact that the whole company seems to be poised on the shoulders of one (albeit brilliant, and visionary, but still singular) guy. If GM's future hinged on such a strategy, would the press be so supportive?
Every Apple move screams "over-confidence," from its commercials to the premature release of the iPhone 4. Yet it seems Apple can do no wrong. I remember a time when the company displayed similar hubris. And that storyline ended badly.
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