“The world’s most valuable company is beginning to show its age, said Bob O’Donnell at Re/code,” The Week writes. “As Apple marked its 40th birthday on April 1, there were plenty of milestones to celebrate, not least the fact that more than 1 billion of its devices are now in active use around the globe.”

“‘But there are signs that the company’s youthful vigor is starting to fade.’ Last month, Apple held an uncharacteristically short and subdued launch event to unveil its new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. These smaller, cheaper versions of existing Apple devices look like ‘solid products,’ but no one will mistake them ‘for major innovations,'” The Week writes. “Instead, both devices look like the result of careful corporate planning and analysis — built to fill very specific market niches. And while that’s not what we’re accustomed to expect from the inventor of the iPod and iPhone, it’s ‘exactly what you’d expect from an ‘adult’ company.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Oh, puleeze. The same could be said of Steve Jobs’ March 2, 2011 Apple special event to introduce the iPad 2 or any number of Apple events unveiling “iterative” versions of existing products.