Originally Posted by AustinChief
Apple's business model failed in the MAC/PC wars ... and will fail with tablets as well... it worked with MP3 players due to a combination of fantastic marketing and (mostly) mismanagement by the other players in the market (Diamond, Creative, etc) by the time Microsoft and others got in the game people like myself had no need for stand alone MP3 players since all the new phones could play MP3s... that won't be the case with the tablet market, unless it stays a "novelty" item which I doubt is going to be the case.
I think that depends on your definition of "fail." They obviously didn't have the same market share. But the company is obviously doing something right, considering it's, like, the most profitable company in the world (note: Or at least one of*).