re: apples sinking
“It seems apple is churning out new or redesigned products every few years, living off the massive revenue they generate for a few years, and then sinking in sales when competitors get released with better software, hardware, pricing etc.”
Do you have ANY evidence to support this? Sales may fluctuate, but I think for the last ten years, quarterly profits have been up each time compared to the previous year.
"mac - beaten by Windows massive global coverage and kinda competing against the ipad."
Although globally, Apple's share of the market has been slowly decreasing, the most recent figures for the States show it's up (just under 11.5%) - but I don't think anyone seriously thinks that Apple's business model is dominating the OS market.
What evidence is there to support iPads cannabalizing Mac sales?
"iphone - possibly beaten by Windows phone7 and Android very soon."
Possibly beaten? And you're basing this on?
In terms of units sold, Apple doesn’t dominate the smartphone market. *However* it has the lion’s share of the profits in this market– last year, it was 32% (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10303733-37.html).
Since then this is going up (http://www.intomobile.com/2010/07/22/apple-iphone-has-totally-dominated-the-smartphone-market/) and up (http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/IPhone_4_of_Market_50_of_Profit_106386399.html).
These latest figures show that Apple has 4% of the smartphone market but 50% for the profits of the entire industry. So far all analysts have said this ain’t about to fall.
“ipad - hard to tell at the moment, christmas should give interesting view here.”
Although it will be interesting to see how well rival offerings do, tablet sales are up 25% currently, the iPad has 95% of the market and about 7.5 million iPads have been sold now, so I don’t think it’s that difficult to take a wild guess at how that’s been doing so far.
“ipod - undoubtably won mp3 player war but was made kinda obsolete by ipod.”
“History really does repeat itself”
As do people who don’t know what they’re talking about…