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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So it's kind of strange people expect and demand Apple to come up with something on an almost yearly basis and if not they are doomed or lost their magic.

Well, if you create a pattern based on only 3 data points, they should have released "the next big thing" in 2012 at the latest (6 years from iPod to iPhone; 3 years to iPad; 1.5 years to ???), and "the next next big thing" in 2013:
Exactly. Look at the following dates;
iPod 2001, iPhone 2007, iPad 2010


Wait, when was the aTV released?


Maybe the are on track to release "the next next big thing" this year. ;)

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I have no clue what their next big thing would be.

Personally I doubt a watch or tv set would be such a thing. The Google glasses are very interesting, but I think they'd be nerd/geek only for a long time.

If I was in charge at Apple I'd spend a lot of money on the current products and get rid of all the complaints people have.

And create the iDesk! A desk with an integrated touchpad, usb/firewire/lightning ports, iPhone dock, speakers, power outlets, WiFi, etc...

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