Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
Thank you for the post. Shake-up is what I've been hearing for a few months. What concerns me in this shake-up is the continued lack of transparency that Tim Cook provides; the shareholders meeting was vague like a milkshake. If you recall, Cook mentioned before the last shareholder's meet that Apple was bring manufacturing back to the USA. Well, I asked for several key questions:
1. How many employees would be insourced from other countries? Because paychecks would then be sent back oversees to dear family members rather than banked and spent in the USA.
2. Since it's a brand new division, how many women would be in management positions; would this be in equal proportion to the demographics of their customers? This is a chance to do something great for American families by boosting total household income.
:to be answered by his office, then when I heard nothing, opted to get Women in Technology involved. The head of - started to - but was shut down by her own organization because, I suspect, Apple is a huge sponsor. WiTi must have chosen money over their overall mission; did they?
At the shareholder meeting, questions were asked, and Cook chose to focus on a customer Bathroom being installed in the Santa Monica retail store - 15 minutes out of an hour or so meeting. Then Cook spent 20 minutes answering a quesiton on products, without ever answering the question.
iPads and iPhones with different screen sizes does concern me, if they plan on increasing SKUs. Qualcomm has Mirasol butterfly-effect screen for outdoors, add a ruggedized or waterproof case... interesting.