People have been predicting the downfall of Apple for as long as there has been an outlet for such thoughts. And yet the Apple wagon keeps on rolling on, adding fans and profits as it goes. Is Apple about to peak? Or is this one success story that is set to continue on into the future?
Let’s find out your thoughts on the subject of Apple’s future fortunes with the MakeUseOf Poll.
To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “Have You Ever Tried Online Dating?”
Out of a total of 203 votes, 35% chose “No, not yet,” 18.7% chose “No, and I never would,” 15.3% chose “Yes, OkCupid,” 12.8% chose “Yes, Match.com,” 7.4% chose “Yes, Tinder,” 7.4% chose “Yes, Plenty of Fish,” 3.4% chose “Yes, eHarmony,” and 0% chose “Yes, Zoosk.”
This means just under 50 percent of you have tried online dating, which is a higher figure than we would have imagined. It shows how mainstream online dating has become, and how it really is a valid alternative to the more traditional dating scene.
In terms of which online dating websites you used, OkCupid narrowly beat out Match.com, with Tinder and Plenty of Fish also doing well. Poor old Zoosk hasn’t had any joy in persuading our readers that it offers their best chance of finding love.
Comment Of The Week
We received a lot of great comments, including those from Finnen, Maryon Jeane, and likefunbutnot. Comment Of The Week goes to BadJasper, who earns our admiration and affection for this comment:
Met my wife on Match. Been together 12 years now. She reached out to me and even though she never had a pic posted, we started talking quite a bit by phone and email. We finally had our first date about 3 weeks later and have not been apart a day since. I think the thing most people have to remember is, going online to meet someone should be treated the same as meeting someone in person. Don’t lie and be real. Also, don’t treat Online Dating sites as an escort service. The people on there are real and they are looking for someone real so they can share their lives with someone.
We chose this comment because it’s a success story, a love story, a positive story about online dating, an activity that seems to generate more bad press than good press. It also offers some sensible advice to treat online dating the same way as offline dating. Which is a key ingredient a lot of people seem to forget.
Is It All Downhill From Here?
Apple has had mixed fortunes of late. In terms of money, the company is better placed now than it ever has been before, having recently enjoyed the most profitable quarter of any company ever. But the Apple Watch has been met with considerable criticism and skepticism, and the new MacBook has been openly mocked for its lack of ports.
Therefore the question has to be asked: Has Apple peaked? You can take this question however you want. Has Apple peaked financially? Or creatively? Will the loss of Steve Jobs start adversely affecting the company sooner rather than later? Will the fanboys and fangirls stay loyal or will they soon turn their backs on the company they love?
Please vote in the Poll above, and then explain in the comments section below why you voted that way. If you think Apple has indeed peaked, then tell us why you think that. If you think that it’s onwards and upwards for Apple, then tell us why you think that instead.
The more information you can provide with your comment, the more accurate our conclusions can be based on the results. In other words, voting in the Poll tells us something, but adding detail in the comments section below tells us a whole lot more.
The best Comment Of The Week will win our everlasting admiration and affection. At least until we all meet back here again this time next week when we’ll have a new question awaiting your input.
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