“Maybe we should call him ‘Timid Tim,'” Troy Wolverton writes for The San Jose Mercury News.
MacDailyNews Take: Maybe we should call you “Myopic Asshole.”
“As Tuesday’s iPhone event showed yet again, Apple under CEO Tim Cook is anything but bold,” Wolverton writes. “The company that reeled off one breakthrough after another under the late Steve Jobs and wasn’t afraid to kill off its own successful products to make room for new ones, now seems content to just stay the course.”
MacDailyNews Take: No longer working for TheStreet, yet still writing the same tired, boring, by-the-numbers TheStreet-type anti-Apple articles (replaced by at TheStreet by some clone called “Rocco” who repeatedly scribbles the same article that Troy used to phone-in, no less). It’s sad, actually.
Wolverton writes, “Instead of completely new or radically redesigned gadgets or dramatically expanded product lines, we get incremental tweaks and changes. When the company introduces one new phone that comes in a gold case and another that comes in a brightly colored plastic case, it’s clear the Apple’s not exactly stretching itself.”
MacDailyNews Take: Among many other things, you just saw the world’s first 64-bit smartphone. You just saw the foundation laid for the future of e-commerce. You just saw the unveiling of the M7 motion co-processor. What exactly is wrong with you?
Anyone who looks at an iPhone 5s and only sees a differently colored iPhone 5, couldn’t analyze their ass from their elbow.
Wolverton writes, “‘As time has gone on, each of these events has had (fewer) surprises,’ said Bob O’Donnell, an analyst with tech research firm IDC. Apple needs to take a risk and ‘shake things up again. Otherwise, people are going to write these things off as being not as compelling as they used to be.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Yes, people like Troy. People who are too stupid and/or myopic to see what’s really going on, so they fall back on lazy hit-whoring, formulaic memes. People who are bad analysts and weak writers. Please see related articles below.
Wolverton writes, “Yes, innovation doesn’t happen on a regular time schedule, and many of Apple’s breakthrough products took years of development. But the recent drought raises doubt about Cook’s appetite for risk.”
iPhone was released 5 years, 7 months, and 19 days after iPod.
iPad was released 2 years, 9 months, and 5 days after iPhone.
Tim Cook has been Apple CEO for 2 years and 23 days.
Wolverton writes, “Apple’s smartphone sales growth has slowed markedly, and it’s now shedding market share.”
MacDailyNews Take: Oh, really? Apple’s iOS smartphone market share is growing faster than Android in the US, UK and France. These are not small markets and they are often early indicators of the way the rest of the world will go in due time. Additionally, anyone who uses market share are their sole criteria, or even as their top criteria, does not understand WTF they are talking about.
Wolverton writes, “Apple needs some new products — and more big hits.”
MacDailyNews Take: Insipid, pedestrian, meaningless garbage sentence which therefore sums up the full article perfectly.
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MacDailyNews Take: Is Troy Wolverton really the best The San Jose Mercury News can do?
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