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Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
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anon9866197625
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12/23/2013 | 2:46:43 PM
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
Eric,

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.
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12/23/2013 | 1:54:47 PM
Because humanity's deepest desire is a new screen size...
iHyperbole at it's finest.
Shane M. O'Neill
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12/23/2013 | 1:49:13 PM
Apple comes out swining in 2014
The time is getting ripe for an iWatch. Samsung rushed the Galaxy Gear watch to market and it has been a disappointment. Apple could swoop in with an iWatch and say "This is how it's really done." And you won't see them wait 8 months to release a product like they did this year. This was a rebuilding year. 2014 will be an aggressive year for Cook and company. Been quiet for too long.
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12/23/2013 | 12:28:19 PM
Time
Good news. Time to play catch up with the Windows 8 touch screen and Android world.
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