The age of Apple is over, says Peter Thiel


    Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.

    Peter Thiel. Now sitting at Donald Trump’s right hand.

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    Disruption has reached the highest levels of government.

    And sitting there, ready to enjoy its fruits, is the entertainingly disruptive VC and Facebook board member, Peter Thiel.

    A supporter of Donald Trump, Thiel is increasingly emerging into the light. In a new interview with the New York Times, he makes all kinds of fascinating observations about life, the universe and everything.

    I’ll come to those in a moment. Maureen Dowd, however, also subjected him to an interesting “Confirm Or Deny” Q&A, which will no doubt move many Apple fanpersons — some to pick up cudgels or even deface their Facebook pages.

    Dowd asked Thiel to confirm or deny that the age of Apple is over.

    “Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It’s not the fault of Tim Cook, but it’s not an area where there will be any more innovation,” replied Thiel.

    It’s depressing to imagine that the iPhone was as good as it got. Stare at an Apple Watch for a few seconds, however, or at someone trying to answer a call on one, and you’ll see his point.

    Apple didn’t…

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