Like most supposed commentators he sprouted B/S.
Apple may not have the market share now all the cheapo's are out there, but sales continue to grow, as do profits. The basic definition of success. There is ZERO correlation between now and the 90's. I was there as CEO of an IT company. Where was he?
If 5c sales have been below expectation, why is it outselling the S4 in most US telcos? It's in the top 3 of sales in all of them. On the first week, the 5s sold significantly more than the 5c (everyone wanted gold), in the past weeks the ratio had dropped to 1.9 times. If you can sell almost 50% of the fasted selling phone of all time, you've a damned successful phone. Numbers HTC. Nokia, LG, and even Samsung would kill for. His problem like many others is he wants Apple to wallow in the low end where even Samsung make no profit.
As with most of the analysts they sprout BS, then try to hide their mistakes behind dubious "supply chain" rumours, and weak "analysis" that begins with their desired answer, then fudges the "facts" to suit.
Comments re Notebook longevity. Our corp has had agreements with HP, Toshiba, Dell, Apple. Our Apples CONSISTENTLY have a lower TCO than the others. They last FAR longer. We even run Win on Apple kit and it runs faster than on most other brand notebooks, either in bootcamp or parallels. My MBPro is about to be replaced, 5 years old and nothing other than a replacement DVD drive after falling off the X-ray conveyer at Shannon airport. It still runs just fine, needs a new battery and will be used as a spare.