Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Mar 2013 22:17 UTC
Apple Apple's Phil Shiller has been trash-talking Android in the press these past few days - just as Samsung is about to launch its Galaxy S4. "Public, preemptive slamming of a competitor is far outside Apple's PR wheelhouse; it's a dramatic shift for a company used to making news rather than reacting to it. But why is it happening?" The Verge hits the nail on the head: "Cupertino's behavior this week is yet another symptom of Samsung's stratospheric rise in the smartphone market globally, a rise that challenges Apple and has outright stifled Android competitors like HTC and Sony."
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The stagnation also started while Jobs was in charge. Without wanting to start a debate about innovation vs evolution, it still takes years to put a new (to that company) paradigm through research, design, development and testing before it even hits production. Yet even when Jobs was CEO, there was release after release of the same iPhone.

I agree, except with the word 'stagnation'. If Apple haven't released a new game changing product in four years time then it'll be appropriate to worry about stagnation.

if we're really honest, no company can release a totally new product every couple of years. Not even Apple can.

Exactly. Look at the following dates;
iMac 1998, iPod 2001, iPhone 2007, iPad 2010

Just how fast are they supposed to come up with these things?

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