Reposting from MacDailyNews because it’s MY post.
Once upon a time, we took in an outdoor cat. That cat, from always having to find (hunt) his food, was ALWAYS at his food bowl and eating everything he could, fearing that he may be without food. Didn’t matter that he had an overabundance of food at his disposal for YEARS after we brought him into the house.
People, when it comes to Apple, are the same thing as that cat. Once upon a time, Apple was actually doomed (or close to it). Doesn’t matter how much of an ecosystem they have, or the fact that they are (or were) worth more than Exxon/Mobil, or that they are currently worth MORE than Microsoft, the slightest perceived problem and the panic happens.
In closing, I think I just called everybody pussies (and I only just realized it as I was writing my closing statement).