“What appears to be missing at Apple these days is what Steve Jobs did better than Cook, better than design honcho Jonny Ive, and possibly better than any technology executive in the history of Silicon Valley,” Kate MacKenzie writes for PixoBebo.

“Despite a few glaring missteps here and there,” MacKenzie writes, “Jobs could see and feel the future because he had a rare mixture of experience and vision that combined with position power and personal power to push the envelope forward with breakthrough after breakthrough.”

MacKenzie writes, “It should be clear to Apple followers and critics that CEO Tim Cook does not have that vision thing, and one can argue that he now has difficulty getting the trains to run on time. Cook has the position power but not the personal power to drive Apple’s monster hit machine the way Jobs did.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote on Wednesday:

“Pipeline Tim.” That sticks until the vaunted pipeline actually delivers.

Until then, Apple has made a number of mistakes, all of which look like laziness from the outside, including:

• No new 4K-capable Apple TV for Christmas 2016 (this would have been so easy, it’s inexplicable and unforgivable not to have this on the market right now)

• No new iMac, Mac Pro, and or Mac mini for far, far too long

• No Apple skinny bundle(s) for Apple TV while other companies ink deals and announce launches – these customers will be tough for Apple to get back once lost, if they ever get the deals signed. (Perhaps, Tim, you need to hire better negotiator(s) who can get the ink? Or make an acquisition that reshapes the industry, causing them to line up to work with you?)

• Flagship iPhone launches without its flagship feature (Portrait mode) and is currently still only in “beta” (seriously?)

• Apple TV remote looks to have been “designed” by Steve Ballmer himself (If Steve wasn’t already dead, the Apple TV Remote would have killed him; he would’ve had an aneurysm the second the mockup was handed to him)

• No new iPads for Christmas 2016 (Even simply “refreshed” with current A-series processors would have created more sales)

These are a few of the reasons why Apple fans and investors are and should be concerned.

On occasion, Steve Jobs teased the product pipeline, too. The difference is that Steve Jobs repeatedly delivered.

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