“Why Apple should sidestep the ‘Phablet'”

In other words, Apple sold almost twice as many iPhones last quarter as Samsung has sold Notes ever. So, who’s making the kinds of phones that consumers want again? While the category of pocket-busting phones may be growing, it’s hardly iPhone-threatening.

Every year or two there’s a new product fad that analysts say Apple absolutely must do in order to stay relevant. Netbooks. Low-cost PCs. Etc.

Sometimes Apple actually responds to market pressure, like it did with the iPad mini. It was able to engineer a product that didn’t compromise the core user experience, and it’s built a very successful product as a result.

But every time I see someone holding a Galaxy Note, I can’t help but think how ridiculous and uncomfortable it looks, and how un-Apple like it is. So I’m inclined to agree with Moltz here.