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Apple drops on Forbes Most Innovative list to number 79

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Apple drops on Forbes Most Innovative list to number 79
With Apple's board putting pressure on CEO Tim Cook to get Apple back to the days when it was considered "innovative," Forbes Magazine published its list of the 100 Most Innovative Companies in the world. As recently as 2011, Apple was number 5 and last year the Cupertino tech titan was the 26th most innovative firm. But as the years since the introduction of the Apple iPad tablet grow longer, and with no new innovbative consumer product unveiled since the tablet in 2010, Apple is now ranked number 79 on Forbes' list.

The list ranks companies based on how innovative investors feel each firm is now and will be in the future. Many investors fear that with the death of Steve Jobs, Apple has lost its mojo. But the company is working on a smartwatch and has trademarked the name iWatch globally. But unlike the tablet, Apple will probably not get the advantage of taking its watch to the marketplace first. The latest report has the Apple iWatch launching in the middle of 2014. A delay in developing the device has forced Apple to go on an aggressive hiring spree. Rival Samsung is expected to take the wraps off of its new smartphone during a September 4th event in Berlin.

Meanwhile, investor Carl Icahn has started sniffing around Apple, trying to get the company to borrow money to buy back chunks of stock. Icahn could put pressure on Apple and try to influence the direction that the company takes. The most innovative company in 2013 according to Forbes, is Salesforce.com.

source: Forbes via NYDailyNews

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posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:49 25

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

Time to get out of the "Courtroom", and into the R&D Room.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:51 26

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

We have been saying this for years. Their iProducts are overpriced and overrated. The rest of the world knows.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:21 5

34. stealthd (unregistered)

Who is this "we"? Speak for yourself. You're not a leader of some Apple hate group, and if you were that'd be pretty sad.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 20:53

47. philansel7 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

haha ! looks like you are the son of steeve Job to say somenthing like that !! haha Haters gonna hate :)

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 22:16 4

49. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

"We" are everyone with the exception of "You" and the two iFools who i+'d "You"!!


posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:09 5

27. sipha (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 May 2012)

I dont even understand how in 2013 they made the list: i honestly cant think of anything innovative apple has done after the iPad in 2011..

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:28 1

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

Ipad is a bit generous. I was thinking the original imac because of the all-in-one form factor of the traditional macintosh computer but with colors in a world of white, beige, and gray, a lot like what Nokia's doing with the Lumia and Asha's and others have started following suit. However, that wasn't so much "innovative" as it was "different" for the sake of being different, so scratch that. Hmmm...

Itunes? No, other music stores predated it. Thin laptop? No, other companies had that, too... Colorful OS? No. Touchscreens? No. Smartphones? No. Touchscreen smartphone? Nope. Tablet? Nope. MP3 player? No. Professional graphics desktop? Nope. Personal computer? No. Particular ports or transfer tech? No, other companies came up with them and they added them to their hardware...

Yeah only things I recognize them doing differently is copying others, branding it as their own and no one else's (and even patenting it), overpricing like crazy, preventing users from maintaining their own equipment that they purchased, and getting away with murder by overwork and exposure to harmful chemicals and toxins.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 20:58

48. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

yes stop law suits and redesign you're products. and finally they drop down hopefully next yeard they will be at number 90 or 100.

posted on 16 Aug 2013, 12:51 1

55. quadrazeus (Posts: 359; Member since: 03 May 2013)

As if Samsung or Nokia are in top 100.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:49 24

2. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

70? That is a generous ranking.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:38 2

11. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1743; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Almost too generous..

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 17:58 1

25. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Lol..I knew it was too generous

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:29 2

35. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

Out innovated by a coffee company ROFL

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:52 8

4. Kreft (Posts: 84; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)

They have never been innovative. Expensive peace of crap trinkets lol?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 17:24 1

18. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Actually, we can say Apple invented the smartphone...Anybody who feels at home in technology has to admit it! But on the other side, in the last few years they havenĀ“t done anything special.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 17:30 15

20. PK1983 (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

No they invented a feature phone that looked smart, and cost as much as a fashion phone. Kind of like a supermodel wearing a lab coat and glasses.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:18 1

33. MartyK (Posts: 950; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)

Bless you PK1983!! Bless you!!...Finally someone understand feature/smart/PDA

Bless you!!

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 23:32

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

I (and others) have been saying that for years. Ios still is barely a smartphone system (loosely defining smartphone) and only because it finally got certain core smartphone functionalities added to it, but still not all there. Windows Phone 7, for all its shortcomings, was still more capable and a true smartphone compared to iphones of the time.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:36

36. donfem (Posts: 693; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


posted on 16 Aug 2013, 04:10

54. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Something must be wrong with you.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:18

32. stealthd (unregistered)

I'm guessing you were born in the early 2000's, since that's the only valid excuse for being so ignorant.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 19:46

44. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Apple does get more credit than it deserves regarding innovation, honestly.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 15:52 11

5. zackh121556 (Posts: 102; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)

when will people stop blaming apple dropping on steve jobs death? the truth is apple has been dropping from their innovative-ness for quite some time now. It's disappointing but only for apple and everyone else that feel it is still cool to own an apple products. the reason apple is dropping in almost every category is because it's no longer cool to walk around in iphone when all of your friends have cheaper price phones that do twice is much.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:03

7. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

It is a weird thing to think about though. The last time Steve jobs left the company it nearly failed. And in the years since 2011 iPhone market share has nearly halved the last time I checked.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:01 7

6. Shaznek (Posts: 43; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)

Apple is 79 in that list.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:19

8. TBomb (Posts: 850; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

you would be correct on that one.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:20 3

9. dorianb (Posts: 612; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Counting FAIL!!!!

Novo Nordisk is 70
Apple is..... 79th.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 16:25 15

10. Santi_Santi (unregistered)

$700 USD for a feature phone is no longer innovation

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 18:17

30. stealthd (unregistered)

Sounds like you don't know what a smartphone is.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 19:18

41. androidfanboy (Posts: 162; Member since: 24 Jun 2013)


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