The real issue, of course, is that Apple is no longer growing. But all the bluster and freaking out today ignores the very real and very obvious fact that this was always inevitable. It’s not only hard to grow forever, it’s impossible. And while that may sound like hyperbole, when you’re at the scale at which Apple currently operates, it’s not.
The notion of an Obama presidency was beyond imagining in the world as it was then. But, three decades later, it has happened, and a variation of that saying seems appropriate to the moment: Stop comparing Obama with the president you thought he might be, and deal with the one he has been.