Is Apple the next BlackBerry?Apple cannot be blackberry and Blackberry cannot be Apple.
Blackberry is focusing on the enterprise market with Secured Mobile devices and highly secured network solutions.Blackberry gives the complete access (including, grade level/role level Access restriction, remote wipe of data etc) to the Admin/IT security team of a corporate business company to manage the blackberry devices provied to their employees, which gives the best security to any Corporate with managing data.
Apple is focusing very much or only on the consumer market which is not proven as secured Yet. Apple gives the complete access to the device users and cannot be controlled by a third person unless it is hacked.
So Both of them have different Technology, different devices etc.
Keeping in mind their recent growth cut-off, and their gradually decreasing of OS Quality (both MacOS and iOS). It's hard to believe that Apple won't end up like RIM did. But also, Apple has enough money than RIM ever did back in their glory days. So, that would give them enough time to make good comeback with a needed innovation. But with Steve Jobs gone, will they be able to innovative like they used to? Hard to tell right now! We'll have to wait and watch.