Maybe stop giving Kanye West such an enormous media platform to document his mental illness? And I don't mean banning him from Apple Music. I mean just stop writing, blogging and talking about him all the time. Since he started these rants, his online presence has increased by a quantum level. So everyone, stop, just stop. Let him be Kanye, let his fans support him, and the rest of us can forget him.
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I dismiss rumors about "ghostware," knowing that no one knows anything other that what the form will be, based on dummy models shipped to case makers. If Apple doesn't make significant changes to the iPhone 14, sales will be disappointing. Users have been waiting a long time, and my wife and I won't upgrade from our series 11 phones unless there's a compelling reason to do so. And more RAM, more megapixels and faster processors are not relevant to the way we use our phones.
Perhaps the iPhone 15 or 16 will come up with a feature or design we just have to have. Perhaps iOS upgrades will add desirable features not available to iPhone 11 owners. Until then, at a thousand bucks a pop, plus AppleCare, we can wait.
These are the two best-managed companies in America, probably the world. Nadella has successfully transitioned MS from a software company to a leader in cloud-based business services. Cook has turned Apple from a niche hardware/design firm into a global behemoth that Jobs never would have achieved. Both have relegated the stalwarts of the tech industry such as IBM, who have failed to see emerging trends, and are late out of the gate, to the dust of history.
The synergies afforded by cooperation are obvious. And both have made legions of smart investors billions.
Can't beat the services industry for margins. Or growth. The tech companies that don't get it will be history.
Just witness the transformation of Microsoft under Satya Nadella. The cloud services division has eclipsed its software and hardware divisions, and the shareholders love it. They've left the old grande dame of big tech, IBM, in the dust. And Amazon cloud services is starting to overtake the retail business. It would be even bigger were it not for the last president's petty feud with Bezos over his ownership of the Washington Post, which cost them the $10 billion Pentagon contract, which went to: Microsoft!
bobolicious said:coolfactor said:JP234 said:I worked at Apple for 12 years. While Tim Cook may lack the vision of Steve Jobs, his brilliance as a businessman makes him a worthy successor, and one of the best CEO's in the world. The numbers don't lie, and those numbers have enriched the portfolios of millions, myself included.
Tim is at Apple because of Steve, and Tim has carried Steve's torch of strong principles tall and proud. I fear the next CEO will not do that, and it will be a sad moment of change in Apple's lifetime. But change is inevitable.
Jobs was a great man, not a good man. Tim Cook is a good man, not a great man. And his stewardship has been stellar.