It might be tempting to think Android represents a replay of how round one of the PC market ended up for Apple (though, note that it has been the top notebook seller in the US and a top PC seller worldwide for a while now). This is one of the most succinct explanations I’ve seen yet for why you would be wrong.
Sit somewhere relaxing and take a deep breath.
Open your mind, massage the temples a little.
Now, imagine the mass hysteria—the all-out public pandemonium—that would ensue if Tim Cook said Apple’s Next Big Thing was “a year-ish away.”
It’s not just about the iPhone, it’s a great commentary on Apple’s real problem right now. Vision is 20/20 in hindsight, but Marco nailed the moment and product when Apple slipped and torpedoed its positive press image.
Over a decade after Apple took its first shot at the web with iTools, the company still doesn’t have a decent, trustworthy product.
I drank some tea and put more words together, this time at The Mac Observer.
Apple’s minor iOS updates last week are a bigger deal than they seem.
Come on, Apple. You’re better than this.
Whether you think Apple’s going on the offensive or defensive, the new iPhone 5 product page it whipped out feels… different, but not in the good way. There’s a fair amount of crufty copy, awkward sentences, and non-sentences:
“The A6 chip is powerful but not power hungry.”
“It’s impressive that iPhone 5 gives you long battery life so you can easily make it through your day.”
“The 8MP camera on iPhone 5 captures great photo data, and the hardware and software work together to make behind-the-scenes image and color adjustments. So it’s easy for anyone to take impressive photos in various lighting conditions.”
“Millions of ways to be entertained. From one trusted source.”
“Every iPhone comes with support from real people who know everything there is to know about iPhone and iOS — people you can call at 1-800-MY-APPLE or speak to in person at your favorite Apple Retail Store whenever you have questions or concerns.”
I don’t know. Maybe I’ve been drinking too much pool water. But something feels off.
My friend Dave Zaffrann, practicing the art of Having a Decent Idea while lamenting iCloud’s future
Whether it’s the Chinese army or someone else, it’s starting to sound like these people took “hack the planet” a bit literally:
EXCLUSIVE: Apple said it was attacked by hackers who infected “small number” of its Mac computers. Apple says the hackers also hit Facebook and other small companies.
Apple says there is “no evidence that any data left Apple,” adding that the company is working with law enforcement to identify hackers. More soon on Reuters.com.