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    Newsletter Issue #1050 — The Apple Vision Pro — I Don’t See It

    February 21st, 2024

    All right, I couldn’t resist the pun. But let me put my cards on the table. You see, I have owned a number of Apple gadgets over the years, beginning with a Mac and a LaserWriter. As things go, printers are commodities, so it didn’t make sense for Apple to make them without adding something […]

    About Apple’s Alleged “Innovation” Problem

    November 24th, 2016

    On the heels of a comment from a Mac journalist that Sir Jonathan Ive is no longer actively involved in designing Apple gear, there appears to be a different conclusion. The original story was based on tech journalist Jason Snell’s brief comments on John Gruber’s podcast. But Gruber himself, writing in his Daring Fireball blog, says he […]

    The Things Apple May Be Taking Away

    November 22nd, 2016

    As much as Apple has added products to its lineup over the years, other products have gone away. Some of that was due to the bloodletting after Steve Jobs took over as “interim” CEO in 1997. So Apple tightened its focus on its core products, and gave up digital cameras, after being a pioneer in […]

    Focusing on Silliness

    April 8th, 2016

    There are lame theories about how Apple updates its products. A frequently voiced cultural meme is that Apple often upends the tech industry by dint of a brand new product that takes things in a new direction. Year after year, or close to that, amazing technologies emerge from some magic place. You’ll see shortly how misleading this […]