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Coming to Terms With a Lame, Less-Exciting Apple

Stocks in this article: AAPL MSFT SNE BBRY

By "personally critical," I mean holding Apple to the same type of expectations an overbearing father has for his little leaguer. There's nothing wrong with contributing to the discourse of what might or might not be at Apple. That's just part of what we do as humans and I do as a member of the media. However, as a user of Apple products, I finally stopped obsessing long enough to realize how truly great they are.

Steve Jobs spoiled me, but I have to accept that Tim Cook might be the best foster father I'm ever going to have.

Even if Apple stops at what we have today, there's no way in the world I switch to anything Windows, Android or Blackberry. While something like the Q10 looks attractive, it makes no sense for somebody so entrenched in Apple's ecosystem -- and I mean the hardware first ecosystem -- to bail. Any way you slice it, you would be downgrading if all you have known for the last few years is iOS. Nothing can compare to an iPhone and iPad that only merely evolves.

So I'll speculate about Apple like I normally do. We all need something to distract us from what really matters in life. But I'm no longer going to allow myself to be desensitized to the game changers Apple has already produced even if it's true that we'll never see another.

-- Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.

Rocco Pendola is a columnist and TheStreet's Director of Social Media. Pendola makes frequent appearances on national television networks such as CNN and CNBC as well as TheStreet TV. Whenever possible, Pendola uses hockey, Springsteen or Southern California references in his work. He lives in Santa Monica.
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