Nilay Patel writes, essentially, poetry about Apple and the current state of affairs. Two excerpts are below, but please, please read the whole thing.
But Schiller’s segment of Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday took on an interesting, more aggressive tone as he introduced the Mac Pro. “Can’t innovate anymore, my ass,” he said — a line directed not at his audience of sympathetic Apple developers, but at the nattering nabobs of negativism that have accumulated at the base of Apple’s sliding stock price. Criticize this, Schiller seemed to be saying, as the imposing all-black Mac Pro stood on the screen behind him.
And while the enormous emphasis Apple placed on design at WWDC was clearly the company playing to its strengths in front of its core audience, neglecting the service side of the equation points to an equally clear danger.