Success. Failure. Success. Failure. Success again. And, if you believe the headlines today, failure. Again. A quick scan of the tech news headlines regarding Apple leaves me dizzy.
The company’s stock was stratospheric until a few months ago, now it’s a cellar dwelling stock, even though the company is banking record sales units, revenue, and profits. Is Apple broken, or is the problem Wall Street’s expectations?
Apple is locked in a face first fight with various and sundry technology companies which don’t seem to mind stealing the company’s designs and technology, but can’t get a break from a judge who decides that awarded penalties are too much.
One tech pundit laments that Apple Podcast app is shameful, while another chronicles the 12 things Apple needs to do next. Another headline says Apple should forget using Corning for iWatch, because Korea’s LG already has a flexible OLED display.
I must have missed the news about iWatch. I can’t find anything about it on Apple’s website.
Meanwhile, China’s most hubris-laden tech company, Huawei, seems to think they can top Apple and Samsung in the smartphone and tablet arena. I think they’re taking cues from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Another observer says Apple’s CEO Tim Cook should just shut up already, because every time he talks, the stock drops. Was he completely silent when the stock was running up to $750?
Elsewhere, Apple is running ads for various experts to do this or that; which indicates Apple wants to get into this or that, or improve this or that. Apple probably already knows who they want to lead such efforts into new technology. And, they’re an Equal Employment Opportunity company, so they have to run ads even if they already know who they’ll hire.
Some clown on The New York Times says open always beats closed, therefore, you know– Apple is doomed. Until you read the details from critics of idiocy which debunks the whole open vs. closed issue.
Sources with access to too many different brands of suppositories find out that Apple will introduce a larger, polycarbonate iPhone in 2014. Didn’t 2013 just get started? Tens of thousands of web folk will flock to the guy’s website, but no one will remember next year when his prediction– pulled from where suppositories don’t shine– is all but forgotten.
I read yesterday that Apple plans to introduce an iPen. Because Apple always releases products based upon their patent filings. Or, not.
Without actually knowing Apple’s internal-never-revealed-to-anyone-externally plans, NPD says Apple plans to sell 55-million iPad minis and 33-million iPads this year. Apple needs to stop leaking information to people who read.
My favorite story of the week came from Dee Gil and YCharts. It’s titled ‘How To Elegantly Diss Apple Bashers: A Tutorial.’ Hint: It’s just a bunch of graphs, charts, and math and stuff. You know, reality.
The U.K. judge who ordered Apple to apologize to Samsung, and said Apple doesn’t have integrity, gets hired by… Samsung. So much for integrity. Meanwhile, someone detected toxic vapors seeping up from underneath Google’s buildings in California.
I’m thinking that’s where Google’s executives hang out. My husband hangs out in the bathroom sometimes, and it gets pretty toxic in there.
Split infinitive notwithstanding, Apple looks pretty healthy to me. The world around Apple is going positively nuts, and technology pundits are breeding faster than the national debt.
I’ve been a Mac user for many years. I own an iPhone and iPad and have followed the company’s trials and tribulations for years. Everything about Apple breeds craziness in the tech media because, it seems to me, that Apple doesn’t play by the traditional rules of the trade.
How’s that working out for Apple so far?