Originally Posted by Sandman619
- Execute well
- Excellent hardware
- Be timely
Those are not microsoft's core strengths. You did just describe Apple though
I wonder if that is still true.
The iPhone was delayed many months for unknown reasons, but a failure to execute was a popular hypothesis. It is too early to tell, but the delay may well have cost Apple some profits.
The hardware is good - I'd call the MBA truly excellent. But disappointment with the i4S hardware was widespread. Maybe it is still excellent, but it is debatable now whether the hardware is superior to that of some competitors. There are lots of wacky hardware problems too - yellow tinted screens, etc. Dunno if that falls under hardware or execution or both.
Apple does the stuff you listed very, very well. But I wonder if they are slipping WRT each item compared to the Apple of old. Time will tell.