is it just me, or has Apple been overall slowing down on the creative output front? It seems like they're putting out incremental changes on things (at least from an external viewpoint) for a while -- the unibody macbooks are nice (I already got one), but don't really feel substantially different from my old macbook pro (in fact, mine has felt consistently slower), the updates to the imac have been minimal, really the last significant changes have been macbook air, 3G iphone and the last major OS change (which really didn't feel like anything either... but maybe thats just me).
what happened to exciting new products seemingly falling out of the sky? Did they bite off more than they could chew at some point and have been playing catch up ever since?
Analysts have been spewing worries about the pipeline drying up with the loss of Steve, but I'm beginning to worry that we lost him a year ago or more, and we're seeing the dry pipeline now.
and no, I'm not a hater -- I love apple products and own several hundred shares (ouch for the past year). I just feel like I've gotten used to more from them, and I'm not seeing it lately.
oh, and as for this latest update, yeah. very exciting. (admittedly, I'm waiting more breathlessly for the next major update to tap defense)
I think it must be just you because as you mentioned the past year has brought.
1. MacBook Air
2. iPhone 3G
3. Completely redesigned laptops
4. New iPod nano
Not to mention, many major software upgrades like
1. Apple TV Take 2
2. Mobile Me
3. iPhone 2.0
4. App Store
5. ILife 09
6. iWork 09
In fact, looking at that list, I'd say 2008 was probably Apple's most prolific year ever. Can you think of a year where more was introduced?