Corporations are people, too, you know. No matter how you look at it, the world’s most valuable company is riddled with blunders, mistakes, miscues, and examples of Murphy’s Law. At least, that’s the impression you would get by looking at headlines, reading Apple and business websites, and listening to various and sundry Podcasts.
Apple gets a lot right, but all tech-giants have their less than favorable moments.
I would be more inclined to pay attention to such drivel if it compared Apple to, say, Samsung; or Microsoft, or Google, but somehow Apple gets singled out and seldom compared– you know; so we have some kind of baseline comparison.
Apple’s received a lot of news coverage regarding its latest bug that allowed users to snoop—or be snooped on—through unanswered FaceTime calls.
Yes, loud and clear. “Apple shouldn’t talk about privacy if it can’t keep its own software private and secure.” Oh, by the way. It was Group FaceTime which doesn’t get used as often, and Apple did shut it down quickly after the bug hit the public in the face.
They also didn’t perform as well in the stock market as they’d hoped.
Remember, Apple doesn’t actually perform in the stock market. Apple and APPL are not the same.
Apple is still at the top of their game
Yet, only Apple has blunders that need to be written about. Why is that? After all, Android and Windows have a much larger marketshare with hundreds of millions more customers. How about if somebody compared them with Apple to see who stacks up best?
Wing-Girot goes on to list Apple’s Five Biggest Blunders of the past year.
Quality Control – iPad Pro models that bend less than last previous models are a problem.
AirPower – Apple announced the wireless charger but didn’t ship it.
Siri – Forget the fact that Siri is the most used of all talking intelligent assistants and ranks just behind Google’s Assistant and ahead of Amazon’s Alexa
HomePod – The problem isn’t the hardware, it’s Siri. Why don’t people like Siri? They use it more than others.
Specifications – Apple just isn’t keeping up with the Android Joneses, yet, at the premium level, Apple sells more iPhones than any Android maker, so maybe customers are less concerned about bullet points than Apple critics.
So, what does this all boil down to?
AirPower will be released eventually, Wall Street never really mattered to Apple, quality is still better than the competition, Siri can learn new tricks, HomePod can be updated, and Apple always has “one more thing” up their sleeve. Mistakes are how we learn to be better, and Apple’s a fast learner.
Anti-Apple knocks often run in packs of circles.