Timeline: 5 years
Apple products are beautifully designed, with highly functional user interfaces.
But I'm not sure they really deserve the amount of attention they get.
It seems to me that the marketing has a lot more to do with their popularity than the products themselves.
Sure, every gadget Apple releases these days is a "must have" from day 1, but will they stand the test of time?
I've used iPods, iPhones and even an iPad here and there. I thought they were nice to use, but wasn't really "blown away" by them.
I suspect in 5 years there will be other companies with shiny new fad products capturing people's attention and money.
Apple's stuff will be old, clunky, and gathering dust in a drawer somewhere.