It’s an opinion piece by CNN’s Andrew Mayer, but of the worst kind. Absolutely ridiculous analysis and conclusions.
Apple spent a decade far out in front of the competition through Jobs’ almost uncanny combination of vision and showmanship.
What is this decade of which you speak? iPod? iPhone?
Apple is reportedly testing larger screens for its phones and tablets, partly in reaction to the success of the devices released by its main rival, Samsung.
Sure. Apple never thought of having different sized screens until someone else thought of it.
Samsung’s Galaxy S4, with its 5-inch screen, has become the fastest selling Android phone in history.
iPhone 5 outsold Galaxy S4 after launch, two to one.
To put it another way, people may want an SUV because it’s bigger, but a sports car would probably give them a smoother ride.
What? Really? Does that even make sense? Does CNN have editors?
But every new screen size brings the company one step closer to the riot of sizes and resolutions that have made developing apps for Android devices far more difficult than for iOS devices.
Please. The Retina display resolution for iPad doesn’t require a developer to change anything. The screen resolution is the same.
In response, Apple is releasing a new version of its operating system in the fall. Despite showing off some bold (and controversial) design choices, it seems more evolutionary than revolutionary
Gimme a break. Apple releases a new iOS every year, so iOS 7 isn’t in response to anything.
But without its creative genius at the helm, the company is going head to head with Samsung in the marketplace. That still leaves us waiting for the next big thing. What Apple needs most are bold new ideas, not bigger iPhones or iPads.
Any suggestions as to what those might be? Anyone who follows Apple knows about Apple’s brand of innovation. #1 – Disruptive innovation (iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, App Stores). #2 – Iterative innovation (continual, steady improvements until it’s time for #1 again).
CNN is what happens when writers get paid by the word.