Originally Posted by Smallwheels
Eventually they built some great products that they believed people would want.
I think this is better said 'they built products they were passionate about and believed people would want.' I changed this because this better explains
Others sold but not as well as they had hoped. Instead of making the products better and letting people know about them, the products were dropped.
This might be explained by 1) not having the resources to put into to (people or money) 2) they lost interest in the project 3) the technology to do what they wanted was not available so they could not move forward 'as they thought was needed'.
I also get frustrated when my favorite product line is not updated as often as I would like, but creativity sometimes goes in cycles and when you run dry on one, you many have ideas in another. Some products just fall behind because you are so consumed by another that you don't have any more time, energy, or resources to devote to them.
I don't think it is because they can't innovate, but more so that instant success takes a long time to happen. Apple has also gone through a huge corporate change and still fighting a big battle with Samsung. I have confidence that once Apple gets their legs back under them (and I think they have) we will start seeing more amazing products.
My post isn't an anti Apple post. It just is pointing out that Apple isn't out for the people. It is out for the profits that people can give it.
OH, I never thought Apple was out for people or profit but for themselves. They make things they want to make because they like them. They market themselves as being the cool kids because that builds their ego, which I am perfectly fine with as long as the products keep rolling. : )
They are making things that are just good enough to get people to upgrade.
Yes, stagnation is hard to endure, and I agree 100%. However, if your focus is elsewhere, or you are simply blocked at the moment to what to add next, or you are waiting on technology to catch up to your ideas, you increment. Sometimes too slowly.
Card readers were in competitors machines two years before Apple added them to their computers. People still can't get micro SD cards in iOS devices. Apple wants people to pay out the butt for more storage. Faster buses were in other machines far ahead of the Macs.
And now card readers are not offered in many Macs. I for one am glad there is no SD cards in iOS devices. I agree that Apple seldom has the fastest tech, but it is a product as a whole. At least that is why I buy Apple products.
I waited and waited and waited
And we all do : )
I visit this site because I'm hopeful that Apple will come out with a new product that will interest me.
You should never hope on unannounced products... but we all do :)
What I wonder is if that spirit of innovation died a long time ago.
I doubt this very much!
I hope there was more than the TV because I don't want a TV even if it is a smart TV.
And that is it. Perhaps this is what they are excited about internally, what motivates them, what has their creative juices flowing at the moment. For me, if they never spent another day on the Mac mini I would not even notice.
The Steve's Apple seemed to do what they wanted to do, when they wanted to do it, I hope that is still the case.
"Patiently" waiting on the 5S ;)