Mac designer says Apple is not an innovative company anymore
0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2013, 18:42 posted on
Apple has millions of loyal fans around the world, but more and more ex-Apple employees are being increasingly critical of the company and its direction in the newest post-Steve Jobs era. We've already seen former Apple director, and current Oracle CEO Larry Ellison intimate that he expects Apple to fail without Jobs; and now, the man who helped Jobs design the original Mac is saying that Apple is not an innovative company anymore...
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31. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
The man has forgotten more tech than most of us will ever even know. Steve Jobs never made a thing, but look at how much his words meant to the tech word. So just because he hasn't been inventing, doesn't mean he should be dismissed.
22. MyCarIsFasterThanUrs (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
Lots of truth to this... While I'm not an apple fan. I am super stoked about the New Mac Pro.. Will be my first apple Purchase since 09 .. Thats the product team that needs to be designing iPhones
30. darkkjedii (Posts: 12690; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
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32. SonyPS4 (Posts: 262; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Best thing about Apple is their marketing. They know how to market their product and release them at right time. They make everyone want their product. Im not saying their product are bad but there are just other products that are just as good or better at lower price
48. tiara6918 (Posts: 1544; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Apple's only strength from getting good sales right now is from their loyal fan base. Otherwise, people would have stopped getting idevices. +1 for you
51. taikucing (unregistered)
Yeah, I agree with you. iPhone isn't bad. It's just not worthy to compete with other flagship phones. Apple needs to lower the price.
54. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 401; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
Marketing is surely one of Apple's core competencies. But if it was only the Marketing, then how do you explain the people that buy Apple products again and again? They must be satisfied with Apple products in some way. I think Apple is able to somehow create a very cool user experience that goes beyond the pure specs.
P.S: I like your new profile pic.
34. suavemezie (Posts: 63; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
People should understand that nothing lasts forever! look at Mercedes Benz Vs other cars now.
38. Slammer (Posts: 1126; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
History repeats itself. All of Apple's most celebrated moments, was when Steve Jobs had reigns of the company. He hand picked every person that helped innovate on the technology of then and up until his death. Apple has shuffled or eliminated personal in order to achieve some new hope. The coat tails are nowhere of being immediatedly shortened, but, the man behind taking products and envisioning them as infamous household brands, is gone and anyone trying to master his marketing techniques, has their job cut out for them. Apple has peaked.
41. GoVinci (Posts: 16; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
No surprise there. Apple assembles parts, they don't manufacture it. They are limited to what the industry can and is willing to offer. There's no question that Apple can buy large exclusive quantities of inventories but they're not the only ones buying now.
58. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
First of all motorola does the same thing and so does samsung. Apple never innovated after their first iPhone. Not to mention their computers... macs are overpriced junk