It’s a Tesla

Tesla is not a disruptor, but then again, neither is Apple, the closest comp: both succeed by building a brand around being the best.

Andy Grove and the iPhone SE

Andy Grove passed away the same day that Apple announced the iPhone SE. One of Grove’s best decisions reminds me of this launch.

Xiaomi’s Struggles, Samsung Hardware Rumors

Xiaomi is struggling to justify its valuation; in fact there have been signs for a long time that their valuation was unrealistic all along. Plus, Samsung returns to hardware differentiation.

Stop Doubting the iPhone, The Macintosh Company

There have always been iPhone bears, but the latest set seems to be ignoring reality. Plus, the amazing success of the Mac and what that means for the iPhone.

The iPhone 6S, The End of the iPhone 5C, The iPhone Upgrade Program

The iPhone 6S is an impressive upgrade, particularly 3D Touch. The iPhone, though, has far deeper advantages: first, in China where its status remains unchallenged, and also in developed markets where Apple is commoditizing carriers.

From Products to Platforms

Apple was at its best in its most recent keynote: unveiling the sorts of products the company is uniquely capable of creating. The question, though, is whether the company has the vision and capability of making those products into platforms.

Features and Networks, Tesla Model X Pricing Revealed, Consumer Reports and the Tesla P85D

I linked to a piece yesterday suggesting that Twitter abandon the 140-character limit: do I agree? Or is that missing the point entirely? Then, the Internet goes nuts about the Model X price without taking the time to understand why it is so expensive; meanwhile the latest Model S shows that Tesla isn’t necessarily making cars.