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This article was published on September 2, 2015

28 things Apple was meant to ‘kill’ that aren’t remotely dead yet

28 things Apple was meant to ‘kill’ that aren’t remotely dead yet
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Mic Wright

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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

  1. The credit card
  2. The Xbox 
  3. Your data plan 
  4. The SIM card
  5. The home button 
  6. The Pebble
  7. Spotify
  8. Flipboard
  9. Banks
  10. Activity trackers
  11. Cable television
  12. Apps?! 
  13. Pandora
  14. The Mac
  15. The sports watch
  16. SoundCloud
  17. Evernote
  18. Google Maps (Ed’s note: Ahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha)
  19. Android
  20. Google Now 
  21. Your wallet
  22. Free music
  23. PayPal
  24. Venmo
  25. Mobile web advertising 
  26. The unencrypted internet 
  27. Voicemail
  28. All of Google 

 

…I guess what I’m saying is: Can we stop writing about how one product will ‘kill’ another? Sure it happens sometimes but it’s as rare as a VC free of pompositya Silicon Valley company that doesn’t infantilize its staff or, you know, a humble journalist (#selfburn).

Just as there is no ‘iPhone killer’, there’s no product from Apple that will gobble up the entire market, no matter how lauded the corporation might be. So just stop it already!