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Apple is lost
It is sad and hard to acknowledge that Apple’s glory days of innovation are past. My worthy debate opponent argues that Apple’s products are so good that short-term product delays don’t matter in the larger scheme of Apple greatness.
This tempting argument is wrong, however, because the company has run out of “insanely great” ideas. That the real problem and explains why the company once known as the world’s innovation king is now relegated to product line extensions and little more.
We all miss Steve Jobs’ vision and he did change the world. Today, sadly, Jobs is gone and Apple is lost. Sure, the products are still great but they are not fundamentally new. The recent announcement of new iPhones just confirms the verdict: innovation is history and new products are nowhere to be found.
Please vote yes and send a message to Apple that we want more!
They're doing fine
I'm writing this a couple of hours after Apple has announced the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. What have they innovated?
They've brought in a new 64-bit processor -- the first of its kind in the mobile space. They're trying to take an end-run around local user security by making biometric authentication easy. They've also introduced new photo features to cement the cameraphone/smartphone combo front-and-centre in the user's digital life.
Most importantly, though, the iPhone 5C is taking the identity of the smartphone and reworking it into a new fashion trend. Splashy, pastel colours with mix and match cases. A (hopefully) new way of making a post-PC device's software look in iOS7.
Is this really not fast enough? Apple are innovating -- I'm not sure whether what we're expecting at technologists is that well matched with the non-technologists in the market actually need?
Trust me, they're doing fine.
No longer the undisputed market leader