With operating cash more than that possessed by the US treasury, per minute earning in excess of $300k and a worth of more than the entire Russian stock market, that is what you call Apple Inc. Apple, since long, has been a major influencer in the US tech market and now, across the world, is expanding its user base by the day.
But, what if this multi-billion dollar tech enterprise didn’t exist? What if there were no iPhones, iPods or the iPads? What if there was no Apple Inc?
Inc42 compiles a list of the possibilities had Apple not been there in the global tech scene.
Touch screen phones would have not been so common
The credit for making touchscreen phones as popular as they are today goes to Apple alone. Had Apple not been in existence, people would still be groaning with pain while hitting the hard QWERTY keypads.
Sony would still be making money off its walkman cassette players
Back in the day, when every other hipster tucked a walkman to his pants, Apple literally kicked Sony in the butt and changed the trend with its revolutionary iPod. Walkmans seized to attract the masses thereafter and a new breed of mp3 players (that were not just mp3 players) came into existence and changed the music industry forever.
Windows would have been the lone ranger in the layman’s tech world
Windows would have been the happiest OS in the market, had apple not existed. With OS like Linux being far from easy for the layman, Windows surely would have been the lone ranger of the tech world.