updated 01:55 am EST, Wed December 21, 2005
Jobs to fall in 2006?
Though Apple's future looks bright to many industry analysts and pundits, a tech columnist for a major newspaper says that 2006 could be the year that . Despite the surging sales and expanding marketshare, USA Today's Kevin Maney says that the success can't continue forever: "Sometime in 2006, Steve Jobs will probably get hosed. That's not so much a prediction as it is playing the odds. Nobody in America gets such a long ride on the oh-we-sooooo-adore-you bandwagon.... Well, except maybe Jennifer Aniston. But look what happened to Martha Stewart. Or Hootie and the Blowfish.... For that reason, Jobs' popularity will be one development to watch in 2006." The columnist also predicts that 2006 will be the year that cellphone cameras will actually become useful, RSS will become the next big thing, and Google will help Microsoft get its grooveback.