Apple drops on Forbes Most Innovative list to number 79

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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55 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

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.

47. philansel7

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

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

49. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 2013

"We" are everyone with the exception of "You" and the two iFools who i+'d "You"!! AH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAA...

27. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 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..

51. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

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.

55. quadrazeus

Posts: 359; Member since: May 03, 2013

As if Samsung or Nokia are in top 100.

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

70? That is a generous ranking.

11. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Almost too generous..

25. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Lol..I knew it was too generous

35. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Out innovated by a coffee company ROFL

4. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

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

18. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 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.

20. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 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.

33. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

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

52. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

36. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Exactly

54. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Something must be wrong with you.

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.

44. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

5. zackh121556

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 01, 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.

7. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 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.

6. Shaznek

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Apple is 79 in that list.

8. TBomb

Posts: 1660; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

you would be correct on that one.

9. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Counting FAIL!!!! Novo Nordisk is 70 Apple is..... 79th.

10. Santi_Santi unregistered

$700 USD for a feature phone is no longer innovation

30. stealthd unregistered

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

41. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

troll

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