Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Not anyone intelligent.
Come off it.
I don't think his days are numbered, but some of the decisions have been strange.
Hiring this guy was a major one, an interview would have found him out with some probing questions surely, were these questions asked? If so, he lied, if they were not asked then Cook is at fault.
Or maybe Cook wanted to improve the bottom line and used this guy as his patsy.
Either way this is not good as Apple have a huge amount of cash and should be looking after their workers to ensure the customer gets the best experience. Otherwise they are in danger of becoming like any other penny pinching company out there.
Apologising about Maps was a super massive mistake. Irrespective of the software quality and/or data, Cook simply should have said, yes there are issues but we are working hard in correcting them, also tell the public that maps is a difficult thing and even google had problems way back then, and still has some now.
Apple are way too defensive, they need to draw a line, even if it impacts them, but it will put a message out there.
1. Samdung you are copying us, so we are taking all our business away from you
2. Google, you are to be punished by your misdeeds, too many to list, no more of your apps on our iDevices no more default search engine. Google glasses connected with our phones, forget about it. We will start instigating law suits immediately
3. Have a better relationship with Microsoft, as both understand google is running rampant
4, Team up and help HTC, to eat away some of samdung sales and thunder
5. Be more aggressive in media, take up the fight to samdung that constantly belittles Apple
Yes these will hurt Apple in the short term, but at least they will know that Apple is not to be taken lightly.
For hell sakes they have close to $140B, use some of this
Apple cannot go on as they are doing now, unless they have some amazing products in the pipeline, gradually they will suffer. Their market share will erode and so too will their profits, it will take years but it will happen.
Gruber has pointed out that the Apple marketing team appears to up the ante with the new iPhone web page.
Perhaps I am wrong and Apple are becoming more aggressive. If I am, I don't mind at all.
Apple needs to come out firing with six guns ablazing and take no prisoners. Lets hope this is a new start.
Being all wimpy and sitting on the side lines gets you nowhere, be it a company or an individual.Edited by hfts - 3/17/13 at 1:10am