» New categories vs. ecosystem development

Jean-Louis Gassée wonders if Apple might be massaging its business model:

Putting hopes for Apple’s future on a magical New Category misunderstands the company’s real direction. Instead, Apple stays the course and continues to play its Ecosystem Game. Many interpret this as a company in death throes.

I’ll be very surprised if new hardware lines aren’t coming some time, but why wouldn’t it also broaden its ecosystem through new channels?