Yea, I fear it will get slightly worse before it gets better. My hope and understanding from little birdies is that at least the iPhone "S" cycle is coming to an end. Hopefully the understand the perception issue and things will ramp up on the innovation/perception side of things.
From the "great minds think alike" department, I just found an older article by Kelly Gulmont expressing much the same idea a while back. Wish I saw this earlier, but include reference here for some deserved Kudos towards Kelly. http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/itunes-needs-to-break-up...-with-itself
Chuck, I like those combos. Thanks. Yea, I forgot all about Books and podcasts. Those are good suggestions. I already put movies and TV together. I guess the big point is to break it up into a) something more manageable and less bloated, and b) something more logical. I think better minds than my own can come up with some alternatives. That said, the content manager app I suggested is *REALLY* needed to move content from device to device. It's one of the most dark uncertain bits of of iTunes at this point.
That's what App #6 is for. For it to do all that content movement. It's certainly more configurable and ambitious than iSync ever was. Also, the alternative to not breaking it up, is to keep the bloat. And that bloat, I'd say there is ample evidence for, is something that has made people hate dealing with music. As always, YMMV.
http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/podcast/acm-358-the-devils-advocate-apple-scaling-and-tim-cooks-speeches Nice podcast on topic.
Yea, but trucks are not halo products, they are not products driven by a demographic that is aspirational to others. Further, real truck owners don't go around making recommendations to many others about sedans. So the car analogy has it's limits, although I think it's a fair and good analogy. Further, I disagree that the problem is for the Pro users that stopped recommending apple. It's a problem for apple whenn influencers stop influencing towards apple as that is simply a scenario of lost sales for apple. Those pro level folks simply do make tons of recommendations and influence a…
"Yeah but where?" Thanks for making my point.
Forget the headless mac. How about an iMac with a drive bigger than 3tb for starters.
@Shameer. Thanks. I like you article very much. But it glosses over the professionals' needs. I suggest you read through the comments of the macrumors forum. The people there are leaving the apple Eco system, and many are responsible for many other sales through their tastemaker status. Further, it's pretty indisputable that the mac line has been neglected and Apple is selling stale, second class hardware at the moment. Even if we disregard the professionals needs, having an entire product line that is neglected and relegated to second class status cannot be good for any company, much less Apple. At…
Wow, what a stupendous job Bryan. First interview in a very long time where I've heard something actually new on the long and interesting mythology of Apple. Great job! And it's nice to see John getting more candid over time. It's super interesting to hear how he wanted to follow out Steve's vision, and you know, he did just that. He took the mac and ran it through it's cycle. But it shows how important it is to have visionaries around, to produce the next gen. which John freely cops to not being his forte. You get the feeling he…