“With $160 billion in cash, there’s very little that tech giant Apple can’t afford. But four years since the release of the original iPad, Apple CEO Tim Cook can’t afford missing out on the ‘next big thing’ and expect to get away with it,” Richard Saintvilus writes for TheStreet.
“Many industry pundits claim that Apple can no longer innovate,” Saintvilus writes. “There seems to be a consensus that Apple’s creativity died along with former CEO Steve Jobs.”
“In her new book Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, Yukari Iwatani Kane, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, described Cook as ‘”stage manager’ and Jobs as the star,” Saintvilus writes. “Forbes contributor Peter Cohan was less gracious. In pointing out Cook’s inability to launch the next ‘industry-transforming product,’ Cohan described Cook as a ‘railroad operator.'”
• 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, 7 months, and 17 days.
“So on Tuesday, when reports surfaced that Apple was going to launch the highly-anticipated iWatch in the third quarter of this year, there was reason for excitement. Not that it was a surprise. But the iWatch will be the first product launch under Tim Cook. He’s finally going to get a chance to release that monkey off his back,” Saintvilus writes. “Apple can’t swing and miss on this one. As a shareholder, there is nothing I would love more than to be wrong. Apple has wallowed in obscurity for too long. There is just too much on the line for disappointment to be seen in a number and take away from what might be that revolutionary product the world has been waiting for.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “Apple has wallowed in obscurity for too long?” Seriously? That’s some stratospheric level of Dvorakian fuckery right there.
Please claw your way back to some semblance of reality, Richard. We have grave concerns about your sanity.
Those who underestimate Tim Cook are in for a rude awakening.