Biggest Surprises in 2014: Apple After Steve Jobs


What was the biggest surprise of the year?

The continued success of Apple. It’s been a quiet period after Jobs’s disappearance and it is very difficult to step into those shoes, I had not counted on the success. The iPhone 6 is a marvel even if it’s not a groundbreaking innovation. But the Apple Watch might well be the next gadget that changes the way we relate.

[Editor’s note: To tap the wisdom of our distinguished group of Xconomists, we asked a few of them to answer this question heading into 2015: “What was the biggest surprise of the year?” You can see more questions and answers here.]

David Nordfors is the CEO and Co-founder of IIIJ. Follow @dnordfors

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