iOS 7 to iPad Air: Apple’s 2013 in review – and what’s on tap for 2014?

“It was another magical, amazing, revolutionary year for Apple – at least according to Cupertino,” Chloe Albanesius writes for PC Magazine. “From those of us beyond the reality distortion field, however, Apple’s efforts in 2013 weren’t too shabby – from a complete overhaul of iOS to a more recent deal that could dramatically extend its presence in China.”

“There were some rough patches, of course. Apple’s stock price took a tumble this year, dropping from $700 in Sept. 2012 to less than $400 by June, prompting discussion about whether Tim Cook should step down as CEO,” Albanesius writes. “Prices have rebounded a bit – sitting at $570 as of Monday – as people turned their attention to new iPhones, iPads, and Macs, and Cook promising ‘big things’ for 2014.”

Albanesius writes, “But will we have to wait until the second half of next year for something new like we did this year?”

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6 Comments

  1. “But will we have to wait until the second half of next year for something new like we did this year?”
    Well, I’m sure we’ll all find out in the fullness of time.

  2. I truly believe Apple doesn’t want to release something until it’s as close to perfect as possible. Apple got burned on a few things for releasing them too soon. Apple Maps is a good example. Scott Forestall got fired, that was a big thing. It’s a shame they had to lose Scott and the talent and expertise he brought to Apple.

    Tim Cook is a very astute leader. I feel he not so fool of himself to believe he’s perfect. I’m sure he did a lot of self reflection, and accordingly, rethought his strategy.

    I think Apple is sitting on a plethora of new devices, software, and products that are being tested and perfected as we speak. When all this is revealed, the naysayers are going to be put in their place big time.

    Nobody wants to know more what Apple has up its sleeve more than Apple’s competitors. We really have to be real here. Without Apple, their competition doesn’t have a clue. There is not one single company that can come out with something totally new, and have it be a huge success the way Apple has shown. Surface RT, Google Glass, Microsoft’s Touch technology, Google watch, are all struggling products.

    The reason being, all these products were released far before they’re ready. People don’t have a clue what to do with these products when they get them. There’s a reason we haven’t seen the iWatch, it’s not ready. Until it’s as near perfect as possible, with some really useful cool features and a way to develop for the device, Apple isn’t going to release it.

    Apple makes devices people want, while others release products for the sake of being first. That’s a bad strategy. I’m looking forward to 2014, and I don’t have a clue what App,e is going to release and debut. Whatever it is, it’ll be very cool. Especially compared to the offerings from their competition. IMO!

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