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Apple board of directors reportedly concerned with pace of innovation

By Shawn Knight · 31 replies
Aug 9, 2013
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  1. Apple’s board of directors is reportedly concerned with the pace at which Apple is innovating following the death of co-founder Steve Jobs. The group recently met with CEO Tim Cook to discuss the fact that Cupertino hasn’t released a game-changing...

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  2. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 183   +13

    Only advice I will give Apple is don't rush into inventing something that is majorly flawed and sending it to market anyway. Then you would've pushed out a product that either will crash and burn or the people aren't quite ready for it.
  3. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67


    There you go Apple, send me a check later.

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  4. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 183   +13

    iHats? What would that do?
  5. Has apple done anything innovative since they put out the ipad? I can't think of anything.
  6. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

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  7. There is a patent pending - "roll over to unlock"

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

  9. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,151   +143

    My advice would be for them to watch more Star Trek.
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  10. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 2,038   +1,556

    What innovation?
  11. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,164   +1,416

    Yahoo had a story about this titled "Apple's Ultimate Sin: It's Boring"

    The board needs to get their heads out of the clouds. Apple hasn't any game-changing products since 2010?! Most companies would be happy with one huge product ever! The iPhone was a once-in-a-lifetime innovation and it shot them up to the most valuable company in the world. They only possible place Apple could have gone was down a little.
    St1ckM4n likes this.
  12. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    Didn't they decide to give up innovation in favour of litigation ??
  13. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    I bet someone is gonna come up with a cheap and easy way to create holograms and Apple will pay them millions for it and market it as "an innovation".
    RenGood08 likes this.
  14. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,590   +3,191

    And how about the new Mac Pro? It's official launch is in September, but everyone already knows the look and feel of that trash can, and it is a good one at that.
  15. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    It is interesting how they fit it into that small factor. There arent any dual Xeon motherboards on the market now in a mini-iTX form factor.
  16. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,151   +143

    I wish Apple would innovate a new naming convention for their products... Putting an "I" in front of everything has been old, and boring for years. How about actually using different types of... wait for it... apples in their product line up?
  17. They already had iHats on "Meet the Robinson's" , they did not work so good. the iHats tried to take over the world.
  18. I was really bummed when they chose Retina display, whicg has little to do with retina's.

    They could have chosen the Apple Crisp display instead. Sounds so much better.
  19. People expect too much out of Apple... IMO the iPhone is the latest "big innovation" they made, the iPad was just a natural evolution of it. Truth is, Apple is just like Microsoft or Google, it's not infallible, it's not some magical company that can keep producing hits without fail.
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,579   +5,139


    That would be a game change! They would negotiate and settle for aForbiddenFruit, just to piss off Russian Orthodox Christians. lol
    Wendig0 likes this.
  21. Perhaps other companies could use that so-called trash can to dump their so-called innovations.
  22. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 868   +73

    iSocks. When combined with the iHat it offers portability and comfort. Make it out of a fabric that can build an electric charge while walking and charge the iHat wirelessly. Cash in the bank.

    Or iPants. Rub your groin to wirelessly charge your iHat Or rub your groin onto something else. Works well on packed subway trains.
  23. avoidz

    avoidz TS Guru Posts: 461   +59

    Apple really hasn't done anything since the iPhone. Minor updates but that's it.
  24. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,056   +1,319

    Apple died when Jobs did....it's just taking longer for the company to bleed out.
  25. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,641   +609

    Maybe someone should send them a email explaining what a usb is
    RenGood08 and St1ckM4n like this.

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