From The Wall Street Journal:
Yet another glowing neon sign pointing out how fallacious the whole "Jony Ive has checked out" narrative really was.
This is an incredibly odd paragraph, almost as though someone, somewhere, forced some "fair and balanced" negativity into the profile, and so the laziest list imaginable was added — perhaps as a way of pointing out just how silly its inclusion was.
iPhone sales growth has stalled because a) Apple is running out of people to buy iPhones and b) there are not yet Apple Stores on Mars. Apple has had breakthrough products since iPhone, they simply didn't sell as many units as iPhone — because nothing else in the industry has even sold as many units as the iPhone.
Likewise, Apple "lagged" behind other tech giants with phones and tablets, and that seems to have worked out fine for them. Moreover, HomePod is a speaker with Siri control. Amazon didn't introduce a speaker three years ago. At least not a good one.
As apt an illumination of Ive as I've ever read.
That would have been hilarious.
This is true. It's also true that some employees will still be getting offices. Including a whole separate building of them. (One where some of my favorite work at Apple gets done.)
No, Apple didn't forget the iPhone team.
That lack of last minute decision making can probably be applied to far more Apple products than rumors would have us believe.
Gorgeous work by the Wall Street Journal. Read the words, delight at the images.
I can't wait for it to ship.
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.