As we close the door on 2016, I thought it would be useful to look back at the year gone by and ask a panel of my peers who pay attention to Apple and related markets to take a moment and reflect on Apple’s performance in the past year.
This is the second year that I’ve presented a survey to a group of writers, editors, podcasters and developers. The survey was the same as last year’s. They were prompted with 11 different Apple-related subjects, and asked to rate them on a scale from 1 to 5, as well as optionally provide text commentary on their vote. I received 37 replies, with the average results as shown below:
I was one of the people who contributed to this survey. I find it interesting how varied the opinions are of a group of people who are all Apple writers, editors, and observers. Some loved certain products, others hated them; some felt that Apple was doing very well, others not at all. It’s an interesting look at the broad spectrum of opinions from seasoned Apple watchers.