Originally Posted by SpamSandwich
That's where Jobs excelled. If all the stories are to be believed, Jobs was constantly on the phone harassing and haranguing reporters and others who either misreported or denigrated Apple in any way, shape or form. Does Tim doe this? You have to view your company as more than just a company. Jobs treated Apple like it was his very life.
That's completely unfair. No, Tim probably doesn't do this, but if he tried he would probably fail spectacularly. Tim is not Steve Jobs, and expecting him to emulate all of Jobs tactics is just ridiculous and unfair. You can't just expect someone to take on all the characteristics of the previous leader, especially when "harassing" people depends on certain character traits that Tim may not have. Apple released and updated a massive amount of shit last quarter, more than any other quarter in there history, and I think reasonable people should have the patience to wait a few months for something major. There's clearly ALOT of stuff going behind the scenes, and Apple will remain silent until that stuff is 100% ready to be shown off or be released. Yeah, Google makes a shitload of noise by showing off products in development, but that isn't Apple, and should never be. People have reached such an insane level of OCD, and would prefer Apple make rash moves that may not be clearly thought out simply so they can have their entertainment fix.
Apple has shown that it's in this for the long haul. All it's decision are based on the long term, which is why they're not as quick to try to impress for the short term with snazzy stuff like other companies, stuff that history has shown can wither and die quickly. It's next moves are critical, Apple knows this, especially because of the massive userbase they have ammassed with iOS devices. Making changes to a platform used and enjoyed by 400+million people is not a trivial task, and a million considerations need to be made with every change. They're making this software and these devices for the world, not for tech geeks, Apple fans, or people who peruse tech blogs 50 times a day. The best thing Apple can do now is what they've always done- ignore the stock, focus on your roadmap and announce things when they're ready to be announced. Stock cannot be a driving factor of company strategy, and chasing it will lead nowhere. One can only hope that the stock responds to great products and great performance.