I know it's hard for a company to reinvent itself on essentially a semi-annual basis, but the fact of the matter is that Apple's over all product line has become stagnant. iPod hasn't had a huge enhancement since video, iPhone, although intrinsically software upgradable to add valuable feature releases, hasn't seen anything great since Exchange support (despite much publicized need of several enhancements), and the entire desktop line hasn’t received much needed attention in a very long time. Once a revolutionary and now evolutionary force in design, Apple has gotten lazy.
Apple had a less than game-changing presentation at Macworld Expo. If you need evidence of this, just look at the value of AAPL lately. The response from the stockholders was like a collective "that's all?" Even Apple has stated that more than anything, their next OS X release is going to be evolutionary, so they can't use the excuse that manpower has been pooled to complete the release of Snow Leopard.
The only other conclusion that one could draw from this is there is some great product in development. Apple, after almost saying word for word that they don't need Macworld Expo, must have a media event in the next 2-3 months to release whatever products weren’t ready for the event, thus showing the world that Apple indeed does not need Macworld Expo to peddle its product. Should this not be the case, and Apple doesn’t change gears quickly, I fear that Apple will lose the market share that it has gained.
(Contributed by: Mike Waters)