What should Apple do different

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Jan 2 29 Comments

See a number of posts/folks criticise Apple/Tim for lack of innovation.

If you were to advise Apple/Tim what would you propose

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    • Apple AppleCar
      OP
      1. You are stupid
      2. You are dumb
      3. You think no one has told them this before
      Jan 2
    • Netflix bread
      4. Don’t hire max99 cause fuck that guy
      Jan 2
  • Cisco mcBobface
    Invest in the Mac ecosystem with the understanding that without good real computers the phone apps/content disappear, which will push people away from iOS and so hurt the cash cow.

    The MacBook line up is a joke. The new air has a crappy CPU. The MacBook is smaller than the air. The pros force you to have that awful touch bar (if you want a decent CPU) which not only costs more, but is less useful and less reliable. I had one fail which meant a new motherboard, which means a new SSD because it’s soldered in. Crazy.
    Jan 2 9
    • eBay 🍜 soup
      This guy makes sense. Apple is not able to leverage the iPhone dominance and build a better ecosystem beyond just phones.
      Jan 3
    • Microsoft / Eng baahubalee
      Truth is that nobody is getting rich by selling computers, investing in Mac won't have the ROI making it worth.
      Jan 3
    • Snapchat gm179
      McBobFace’s entire point is that there is a long term effect outside of immediate ROI. Looking at immediate ROI of the Mac lineup is exactly the problem, because it disregards long term networking/platform/development benefits that the Mac has for the iOS ecosystem.

      College kids can’t afford current Mac prices (compared to the offered power) to experiment with iOS development.

      I absolutely love my Apple products and I agree this is a long term risk as a result of the Mac lineup.
      Jan 3
    • Google sunnyvale8
      There's not enough apps on iPhone said no one ever. Developers week go where users are, 1000$ laptops well not stop that. You guys take personal gripes and try to put some business spin on it.
      Jan 3
    • Snapchat gm179
      I’m a full time iOS developer who got into it during university by buying the cheapest used Mac I could as an experiment. It made a huge difference in my life trajectory.

      I gave my honest personal and professional opinion and you responded by saying it was bullshit. Don’t be such an asshole.
      Jan 3
  • F5 Networks swaggee
    Cook more
    Jan 2 1
    • Apple AppleCar
      OP
      I feel supply is not the problem here
      Jan 2
  • Microsoft / Eng
    ParxAve

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    ParxAvemore
    Lower the prices. Don’t take the customers for granted.
    Jan 2 2
    • Apple AppleCar
      OP
      Lowering price will hit the profits, don’t see that helping in any way
      Jan 2
    • Salesforce shahrs87
      Lowering the price might increase sales ? I personally switched to Samsung after seeing iphone x price.
      Jan 3
  • Facebook Morga
    1. Come up with new products, dont fear for failures, keep experimenting and releasing new products. Think about how Amazon has built a fire phone, alexa microwave,etc.. dont fear about failures
    2. Go big on services. Cloud,, books, movies, etc... buy content. Understand why would any apple user buy any content outside of apple
    3. Set expectations to investors that it is ok for device market to saturate. Like Microsoft did for OS. But show other revenue streams are growing. Sometimes its about the story. Profit margins are higher on services than hardware
    3. Really 250B sitting there? Go buy companies.
    4. IOT, voice assistant, cloud there are huge opportunities but apple is very very slow
    Jan 2 1
    • Facebook Morga
      Apple is also super sensitive about stock price. Halting trading is a signal. I would suggest not overly worry about price and think long term
      Jan 3
  • Agilent Technologies Jebb Fezos
    Launch more dongles. Double dongles if possible.
    Jan 3 0
  • LinkedIn
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    pKlN88more
    I agree with Facebook ^.

    There’s so much potential with Apple’s massive cash and user base. Buy/produce content, buy car companies, make cars. As a long time shareholder, I’m really disappointed to see little to no progress on these.
    Jan 3 1
    • Facebook Morga
      Agree, looks like they try to keep squeezing from existing products and customer base.
      Jan 3
  • Nvidia jammys
    For Mac please give us better graphics to be par with windows. I want to use CUDA in Mac for my ultimate dev machine. At least approve our external drivers.
    Jan 3 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
    Stop using Apple to preach his personal extremist political views.

    Stop censoring Apple “genius” employees from uttering the words “lag” or “bug”.

    Test software before releasing it. iOS 11 was a nightmare.

    Don’t release new phones that don’t have any new features.

    Cut prices on old models of hardware (Mac mini I’m looking at you) if no new models are released.
    Jan 3 0
  • Nvidia jammys
    The Apple Watch is an amazing product. Need more tech in that! Need it as a perfect companion for the phone.
    Jan 3 0
  • Apple has pretended to innovate last 5 years but most of what they did was jack up prices and release no-op tech designed either to catch up or to lock customers into overpriced over hyped tech. Examples are iPhone 5"+ screens, OLED screens, lightning ports, farce touch, touch barf, 3,4,5,6 finger gestures. I turned the latter THREE off as soon as I got a MacBook because I won't put up with Apple's fake innovations that slow me down

    The needlessly thin keyboards have to go! They are for hipsters not programmers! I type 115wpm on a $9.95 HP membrane keyboard and 75wpm on a shit Apple $170 keyboard. But damn it makes me hip!

    Face recognition is a no op tech. Change for change's sake. No actual benefit to the customer. Animoji shows that the company is bankrupt of useful software ideas. Many of Apple's best software ideas came from Steve. Tim has none.
    Jan 4 0
  • Vlocity FTJU
    Tim cook is a putz and so is max99
    Jan 3 0
  • Microsoft / Biz Dev MemeGenX
    Something
    Jan 2 0