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Report: Apple's board concerned about lack of innovation, puts pressure on CEO Cook

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Report: Apple's board concerned about lack of innovation, puts pressure on CEO Cook
A report from Fox Business reporter and former Wall Street Journal scribe Charlie Gasparino, says that Apple's board is beginning to worry about the company's "dry spell" in producing innovative products. As a result, the board is putting pressure on CEO Tim Cook. According to Gasparino, the board of the Cupertino based tech titan wants action and wants it now.

Apple continues to update its product line at regular intervals, but has not launched a new device since the Apple iPad mini last October. Despite the pressure from the board, the FOX Business reporter says that Cook's job is not in jeopardy. As for what might be coming from Apple, there is talk of a low-cost variant of its smartphone, apparently called the Apple iPhone 5C, that is aimed at emerging markets where low priced Nokia Lumia models and Android handsets have done well.

The next iteration of the full-priced Apple iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 5S, is supposed to offer an improved camera sensor in order to compete with camera centric models like the Nokia Lumia 1020, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and the upcoming Sony i1 Honami. The iPhone 5S is also expected to have an improved battery and a fingerprint sensor. These new models are expected to launch in September along with a new Apple iPad mini sequel, possibly with a Retina display, and a 5th generation iPad.

And of course, there is the rumored Apple iWatch smartwatch. Now pushed back to 2014, the smartwatch will face competition from almost every major tech manufacturer. With a rumored September 4th unveiling of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch, Apple might not be first to market with the new generation of wristwatch. Something like that could make Apple's board very unhappy, looking for a scapegoat. Remember, the Apple Maps failure also came under Cook's tenure as CEO.

FOX Business reports on the rumblings going on inside Apple's boardroom

FOX Business reports on the rumblings going on inside Apple's boardroom


source: FBN via AppleInsider

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posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:13 22

1. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I guees you could say he needs to "Cook" up some ideas.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:34 3

26. dinzle (Posts: 21; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


I thought Walter White was the one who Cooks

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:03 26

29. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Tim Cook if you want to know about innovation Note the date 4th September.

I mean take a Note.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:12 3

34. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Agreed that the Note 3 won't be a slouch but so far as the news has been updated, i don't hear anything worth calling 'innovation' yet.
What it brings, and what's new inside it will be determined only after it's release...but until then, it's a phablet with 'deadly' hardware. That's all i can say.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 22:50 5

47. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Then you also take a Note mate.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 08:35

63. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Nah, i'll take a jot! :P

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:11 9

33. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Holy sh!t look at cook face.

www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=32879195

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 00:53 1

51. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Someone should tell Tim Cook that trying to imitate Steve Jobs in a photo is a "FAIL".

Only Steve Jobs could pull off this kind of photo headshot for Apple.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:19

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Haha.. Tim Crook, needs to take notes, on whats Hot, nowadays

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:09 3

32. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Well it toke them 2 years to get LTE so they obviously don't know anything besides brain washing.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:14 3

35. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


And when will iPhone come with NFC? Probably never...?

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 05:41 1

56. ianbbaa (Posts: 305; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


...next year...we will get it...

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 13:00

74. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Next year has been a very long time you know.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 21:16 1

36. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Hot wings are hot nowadays.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:56

68. designerfx (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


he basically said that when he'd come on as CEO he wasn't intended to make changes because of jobs worship, but keep apple in the black.

the reality is that apple was/is already headed downhill well before jobs passed away. sales are way, way down.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:20 3

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Good to hear that someone is forcing Apple to innovate. Let's hope that this time innovations will be real innovations not "innovations" and of course not stolen from others.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:45 2

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"Real innovations not "innovations". Not trolling PAU, just asking you to clarify? I know English isn't your native language.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:26 2

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yes, English is not my native language.

You see there is difference between real innovations and "innovations".

Since second word "innovations" is between quotation marks, in this case it suggest you to read it between the lines (not real innovations). ;)

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 20:34

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 22038; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Understood

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 00:06 2

49. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


"innovations" also equates to "revolutionary!" LOL!

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 07:59

60. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


True, true. :)

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:57

69. designerfx (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


sometimes people come up with new things from remixing other peoples ideas. this is acceptable and follows historical trends for over 500 years.

sometimes people just remix other people's ideas and claim it's entirely their own and unique, new, innovative, etc - even when using their products, and then suing them for "copying". this is apple's approach.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 11:35

73. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


True.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 09:39

65. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I guess they're SOL then? They've never had that, so why would they start?!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:22 25

4. zig8100 (Posts: 232; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


I guess its time to start stealing ideas and patenting them again. They never were innovative. LOL.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:39 2

9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


nope they never were innovative zig8100

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 22:35 1

45. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 256; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


This worked for Apple in the past BUT their tactic's are well known now days and they won't be able to pull off these cheap tricks in the future, as others patent their innovations straight away.

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 00:08

50. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


They may not have been innovative but they sure were "revolutionary!" LOL!

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:30 27

5. tedkord (Posts: 12217; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The board said innovation, but Apple heard litigation.

posted on 08 Aug 2013, 19:53

13. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I was thinking the same thing since the patent case seems to be getting closer and closer. 2014 should be interesting.

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