Apple is More Complex But Tim Cook is Doing Okay

· Andrew Orr · Link

Tim Cook on stage

Over at Wired UK, John Arlidge asks “Has Apple finally bitten off way more than it can chew?” It doesn’t seem as if that question is answered. It’s the typical roundup of everything Apple is doing today, across hardware, software, and services, and wondering if the company is doing okay under Tim Cook as opposed to Steve Jobs. I thought this quote was interesting however, claiming to come from an Apple veteran.

What Cook is trying to do is come up with a new set of iTunes-like services to mate with more varied hardware to create an ecosystem that is simple and compelling. Imagine secure communications, iCloud storage, TV, quality news, banking, health, insurance and more, all from the same, trusted supplier on iPhone, iPad, Mac, the Watch and, in future, AR glasses. That would be pretty revolutionary.

Indeed.

How Apple Caused Chaos At Facebook HQ

· Charlotte Henry · News

Facebook HQ

Apple plunged Facebook into chaos when it pulled enterprise certificate, taking its internal apps offline for a period.

Questions I Would Have Asked During Apple's Earnings Report

· John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple and a Big Pile of Cash

Apple conducted its Q1 2020 Earnings Report on January 28. After the opening statements by CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri, the session was opened to Q&A with financial analysts. But there were some questions that didn’t get asked.

Kobe Bryant: Tim Cook Remembers Basketball Legend

· Charlotte Henry · News

Kobe Bryant

Apple CEO Tim Cook described himself as “devastated” at the death of Kobe Bryant, whilst Apple TV+ star Reese Witherspoon also paid tribute.

Walt Mossberg Looks Back on a Decade of Tim Cook

· Andrew Orr · Link

Tim cook

Apple journalist Walt Mossberg looks back at the past decade of Apple and how it fares under the leadership of Tim Cook.

Apple remains what it has been for many years: the single most important consumer tech hardware company, a major force not only in its industry but in society at large. And now, it is huge and rich to boot. But it’s still unclear if it can be anybody’s favorite music provider, TV network, or news service.

Or if it can launch another blockbuster device.