Why the delay?
According to analyst Peter Misek from Jefferies & Co, the next iPhone 6 could be delayed until somewhere in 2014.
And the to be released mid-2013 iPhone 5S could deliver only deception, one more time, featuring minor improvements.
Not to mention production and supply chain issues (Apple is transitionning screens and processors from suppliers) that could take place as we speak.
Apple can only disappoint?
With a stock cruising now around $400 down from $700, Apple could soon become the biggest ‘has been’ company in the high-tech town.
Large corporations are doomed to lose their creative modjo once their founders are gone?
Check what Microsoft became since Bill Gates left: a painful copy-cat.
Check what Dell became since Michael Dell stepped aside: a pathetic 20th century PC assembly-line struggling in the 21st century market.
In another industry, check what Disney became after Walt Disney passed away: a popcorn, key chains and stuffed animals vendor.
This doesn’t mean they don’t still make profits. By far.
This means they’re commoditized. They don’t lead innovation anymore. They just secure the bottom line. Like a monolithic forever.
Can Apple be the innovation Phoenix?
At the very least, we can say no observer as of today is expecting anything from Apple in that field.
We obviously see Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs, and never will be. He’s the guy in charge of taking care of the bottom line. Period.
Apple long sued Samsung for being the dirty copy-cat. But who will now on copy the other one?
Will the next iPhone be something else than a late catch-up on what Samsung is already doing in the smartphone market?
Oh, BTW, how much would you pay for a key chain with the Apple Logo on it? ;)