Apple board wants to see Tim Cook & Co. innovating faster

Tim Cook

Apple’s board isn’t happy with Apple’s recent track record. The company hasn’t had a major product announcement in quite some time, and some people are getting nervous from the wait. Here’s what the board wants to know, according to a report from Fox Business News correspondent Charlie Gasparino:

What we are able to confirm is that the board is worried about what is in the pipeline. Do they have the right stuff in the pipeline? Do they have innovative stuff in the pipeline? Do they have stuff to keep the momentum going?

We can understand where they’re coming from but still… innovation takes time and in the last decade, Apple delivered nothing but impressive results. Moreover, there was an intentional gap between the major product launches: the iMac was introduced in 1997, iPod – in 2002, iPhone – in 2007, and iPad – in 2010. Yes, we’re all waiting for the iWatch which has the potential to yet again disrupt the market, and we can’t wait to see whether Apple can convince rich folks to dump their expensive Swiss gear for something more advanced. In the meantime, I think it would be fair to give Tim Cook some breathing space as he’s obviously working like a mad man. 😉

[Via: TUAW]

  • PeterSteinbeck

    “What have you done for me lately?”

  • Tojen1981

    I really don’t get the smartwatch love all tech sites spew. It seems like a niche item at best(for physical conditioning, etc). If I’m using a smartwatch, that means I need the other hand to operate it. So I go from taking my phone out of my pocket with one hand to using two hands to do the same thing on a smartwatch? Google glass is the next thing, not a smartwatch. I don’t care who makes it.

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