Has Apple Gotten Stage Shy?
Since the new guard took the reins, we've been seeing less and less of the Apple Exec team and they're industry defining presentations - are they just stage shy?
Early last year our favourite, always-wrong, analyst Gene Munster actually made quite an interesting observation...
"The average time between the [apple] events has been 123 days, about 4 months. The longest amount of time between events since the 3GS launch in 2009 was 216 days (about 7 months), which was the gap between the iPad 2 launch in March 2011 and the iPhone 4S launch in October 2011."
He wasn't wrong in his observation that the gaps between events has been steadily growing. Now, there is quite a bit of talk of what to expect in just over a weeks time when they take the stage for the annual WWDC. Sure, there may be new hardware, and definitely new software, but shouldn't we be expecting something bigger?
I think we deserve to be expecting something bigger than updates
It's been a while since the iPad event back in October, but when I looked into it, I was blown away to see 223 Days (8 Months) since that last presentation. Now I understand that the business angle has had Tim Cook's focused attention this past year, but given the continued silence, I don't think it's out-of-order to be expecting something special from the boys in Cupertino this time around. And should they fail to deliver something worthy of the longest silence, I'm sure the tech press will have something to say.
I'm not sure if it's just me expecting more, but given the iterative updates over the past couple of years, I think the whole technology landscape is looking at waiting for the next defining product, or service. And I hate to say it, but given Microsoft's recent hardware release, at least one of the Apple faithful (me), is less confident that this protracted silence will end with a surprise... Am I alone?