I think not. They are a dime a dozen in europe no? taxicabs and what not? are they still as coveted there as they are here in the US?
I agree it's best for apple to keep its cool factor and not 'sell out' or they risk both losing their sex appeal to the general masses and alienating fanboys alike.
ps. i wish i had stock in google
I think I kind of resigned myself to the fact that Apple would never have more than 3 or 4 percent of the computer market share. And to be honest, I was ok with that. BMW and Mercedes don't have that much of the automobile market combined and they are some of the finest cars made and quite healthy (well, at least until Mercedes merged with Chrysler).
So I was surprised to see this article today:
Looks like Apple has crept it's way back up over 6%. Seriously, I'm not sure how I feel about this. I think as an Apple shareholder, I should be happy about it and yet, the things that make Apple great (in my mind) and continue to make it strive to be better are sitting firmly in that seat as "the perpetual underdog." (we're taling CPUs here, not iPods) Maybe 10% is cool, maybe 20% MAX but I never, ever want to see them take the lead (sorry Steve)