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.