Not every product can be a runaway success like the iPad or the MacBook Air. Apple seems invincible these days, but every true Mac addict remembers The Dark Times, when some real duds came out of Cupertino. Luckily, Apple used the lessons learned to make some of the great products lined up in pretty rows at an Apple Store near you.
Today we'll look at their blunders in the Mac space...
Looking at Apple's successes right now, it seems they can do no wrong. But that wasn't always the case -- Cupertino has released some flubs in its day. But those missteps helped pave the way for the awesome products we know and love today. And is a mistake really a mistake if you learn something from it?
Today's announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO caught a lot of people by surprise, even though Tim Cook has been the acting CEO for a while now, with Jobs on medical leave. If you're on Twitter and you haven't shut it off yet, you've probably noticed much shock and many earthquake jokes of varying degrees of lameness.
But Steve Jobs isn't quitting Apple entirely. His resignation letter states, "I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee." The board isn't dumb, so they immediately accepted his offer.
While the announcement of Steve Jobs' second medical leave of absence may have left some in the Apple world shaken, US analysts claim there's nothing to fear. US stock markets were closed today in observance of the holiday, so the effect of the announcement on Apple's stock has yet to be seen on Wall Street.
We were a bit surprised when Apple announced the release of Safari 5. We hadn’t heard rumors about the new version, or the features that it contained. This update is not just simply a rehash of the previous version of Safari, though. It includes all new features and some never-before-seen things that make Safari 5.0 our favorite little browser on the Mac.
Now that we've all sort of calmed down after this weekend's epic iPad
launch, it's time for another informational Apple town hall meeting.
We'll be live blogging the whole shebang to bring you a minute-by-minute
account of every little juicy tidbit about the iPhone update. Stay
tuned to Maclife.com for more details, and we'll see you here Thursday
morning (or afternoon, for you east coast folks).
As widely reported in recent days, Apple’s latest 27-inch iMac has had some hardware problems out of the box, and fixing the issues has caused shipping delays for new orders. The company is now working to remedy those problems, complete with a reported apology.
In an interview with Sony’s chief executive,
Howard Stringer, the New York Times’ Hiroko Tabuchi uncovered Sony’s
next strategic move in taking back the throne in the consumer
technology world. It includes an all-in-one online network that
includes Sony’s films, music, games and other exclusive content made
available for their TVs, media players and Playstation consoles.
Like any large corporation with a lot of wheels in motion all over the world, Apple Inc. spends a considerable amount of time, energy and hard-earned dollars making sure its manufacturing partners are enforcing their strict codes of conduct. But a recent report finds that the company apparently has a long way to go.