26 posts tagged innovation
Innovation at work. Congratulation to Samsung. #sarcasm
Saying no. Often. Because less is often more.
Here is a great piece that I wish I could have written myself.
What is innovation? Adding a stylus to a tablet. What is innovation again? Creating a software trick so that a few apps can be executed in a split screen mode. What is innovation again, please? Creating a plethora of devices in many different sizes. What is real innovation? Spending pile of cash shouting out loud about the next big thing. All of this is innovation.
Again, go and follow the link to find out what others are saying about innovation.
Spot on article “
The Market Wants Apple to Unveil a Time Machine” by Dan Pallotta.
If you want a brilliant lesson in focus and discipline, watch Tim Cook right now. Some investors are dissatisfied with Apple. I think it’s more a case of their being dissatisfied with their own lives and expecting that Apple’s next product will fix everything. The constant refrain is that Apple has not introduced a disruptive product since Steve Jobs passed away. It’s as if they want Apple to unveil a happiness device and they won’t be happy until it does.
Most people winning about Apple’s latest performance just don’t have a clue of what they are talking about. Period. It takes a few steps back to get the whole pictures.
1. Without Jobs, Apple doesn’t know how to think outside the box.
How can someone think that a company like Apple relies on a single man like Steve Jobs in order to innovate? Writing things like that shows how much one cannot really understand how Apple works.
2. Apple’s innovation days are numbered.
Yep. Just like everyone’s life. Simple truth. But, who really care right now? Apple is still pushing really hard for hardware innovations. It shows. Just look at the iPhone 5 or the new iMac.
3. Apple wants to control everything — still.
Yes and no. They can control their agenda. They won’t let anyone dictate what is important or isn’t. So yes, they want full control. Yes the iOS ecosystem is a curated one. The iBookstore is also a curated one. This is part of Apple’s DNA to offer a cohesive, integrated user experience. In order to achieve that, you have to control quite a few things. But hey, look at the rumors for the past year about the iPhone 5. They lost control of the supply chain for sure.
4. Apple doesn’t truly care about working conditions at the plants in Asia that produce its products.
Apple care as much as the general population do. If we really wanted to care, those jobs would be in the US. Not in China. And you know why.
5. Apple’s growth isn’t sustainable.
Yep. Doesn’t take an economist to confirm that.
Apple must have been listening to what Amazon had to say this week when then announced their new Kindle devices. I think Amazon is much more competitive than any other Android tablets for Apple. The reason is very simple: they kind of have a similar business oriented model: they have content and they build their own devices. They have complete control of the stack. This is one of the thing that makes Apple so successful.
How is Apple going to answer that? Lowering prices is not an option. They don’t go after market made of lower priced machines. Apple’s answer is going to be the iPad mini: a great device, with plenty of software to run and content from the iTunes store. But, Apple must take into account Amazon’s announcements. From the Betanews’s post:
Apple must be scrambling to retune its iPad Mini announcement for later this month, but what Microsoft has to be feeling (especially with this week’s lackluster Nokia phone intro) is panic.