Henry Blodget, Business Insider,EX-APPLE ENGINEER: ‘Almost Everything That Apple Does That Involves The Internet Is A Mess’, here. This whole Akio Morita is to Steve Jobs as Sony is to Apple is going to go for a while. Yarow has a post on the same topic, here.
John Gruber, Daring Fireball, Seriously, Apple is Doomed, here. Gruber could go toe to toe with Blodget on this.
Long-term, the verdict is out. Jobs has only been gone for a year. Apple has yet to do a Big New Thing without him. The retention of talent remains their biggest risk, and Forstall’s departure highlights that. But in terms of innovation-without-Jobs so far, I’d say going from the original slow chunky iPad in April 2010 to the retina super-fast iPad 4 and svelte iPad Mini today is a pretty brisk clip. Two and a half years later Apple offers two very different iPads that both completely blow the original one away — and the original one is now almost universally hailed as a landmark innovation in the history of personal computing.
Cringely, While the Intel board was firing Paul Otellini they should have fired themselves, too, here. Apple is ditching Intel for it’s desktops so Otellini gets fired. The Haswell bet seems like less of a sure thing, now.
The company was too busy fighting AMD to notice the rise of mobile. And while the pundits are correctly saying ARM-this and ARM-that in their analysis of the Intel mobile debacle, the source of the successor technology is less important than the fact that the two largest high-end mobile manufacturers of all — Apple and Samsung — are making their own processors. They will never be Intel customers again.