CES is no match for Apple and CEO Steve Jobs

“Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer will be there. So will Intel chief Paul Otellini, Ford chief Alan Mulally, Nokia chief Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and Qualcomm chief Paul E. Jacobs,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes.

MacDailyNews Take: Yawnfest as usual.

Caulfield reports, “And those are just the headliners. More than 2,500 exhibitors will be hawking 20,000 new products this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The biggest no show? Apple.”

“No one at Apple has said anything, officially, about a new product to the press [but if a tablet]… is coming, count on Jobs to deliver the news himself, quite possibly by the end of the month. Coming at the end of a decade that saw Apple’s shares rise more than 700%–thanks to the iPod and the iPhone–the new product promises to be the biggest technology feat, or flop, of the year,” Caulfield writes. “How do you compete with that?”

MacDailyNews Take: Poorly, laughably, and pitifully:

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MacDailyNews Take: Steve Jobs vs. all of the other tech CEOs put together is like Usain Bolt vs. shoe box full of snails.

27 Comments

  1. It doesn’t surprise me MAC won’t be at CES. They’re afraid. I guess the only thing MAC understands is “If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.”

    The curious thing is CES is right in MAC’s wheelhouse for their typical vaporware home runs that you MAC lemmings drool over but no one seems to notice MAC never delivers on these promises. When will you sheep ever learn?

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  2. @iphone

    Easy! Ignorance & arrogance.”

    Same thing can be said about Apple and Steve Jobs. So why does it work for Apple and not the rest of the industry?….. The puck.

    because he and Apple can back it up.

  3. In the words of Inigo Montoya, “I do not think it means, what you think it means.”

    I have a feeling our iPhone means something else when he says ignorance (perhaps he wanted to say how Balmer, as well as Jobs, ignore everyone else, and are thus ignorant…).

  4. Apple has upstaged CES several times in the past. Apple is the only company that generates the kind of interest and buzz based on rumor and conjecture alone.

    Microsoft pre-announces products with a dizzying array of features, only to slash and burn features along the way, to a typically LATE delivery. Microsoft promises the world, but delivers an asteroid.

    On the other hand, Apple under-promises and over-delivers.

    After all, what Apple releases, other tech companies will scramble to copy. So, Apple’s product announcements… REAL, SHIPPING products… are really previews of what the rest of the tech industries will struggle to deliver in 2 or 3 years.

    It’s like driving in Europe in a rental car… some car whips by and all you see are tail lights.

  5. Zune Tang writes, “It doesn’t surprise me MAC won’t be at CES. They’re afraid. I guess the only thing MAC understands is “If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.””

    Yeah, I know ZT is a put-on. But the truth is, there’s not much Apple could show at CES that one can’t see at your local Apple Store. They won’t show coming products or prototypes. And apps that take advantage of the Mac ecosystem merit their own booths.

  6. @iphone User

    “”Easy! Ignorance & arrogance.”

    Same thing can be said about Apple and Steve Jobs. So why does it work for Apple and not the rest of the industry?”

    The same thing can indeed be said but said in a different way when applied to Apple… Ignorance & arrogance becomes intelligence & confidence,,,

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