Apparently, Apple is experiencing massive product delays which may push back the introduction of the company’s long awaited iWatch and Apple TV until 2016 at the earliest. Even the sapphire screen, expected to be the cornerstone of the iPhone 6, may instead show up in iPhone 6s late next year.
Apple’s Herd Of Cats
This isn’t the first time Apple has experienced manufacturing issues which led to the delay of much anticipated new products.
Remember the Mac Pro? How about the new generation iMac with the ultra thin screen? How long did you wait to get a white iPhone? Or, a gold iPhone?
Critics, pundits, and market analysts expected Apple to introduce a television years ago. Where is it?
Unnamed sources indicate Apple hasn’t been able to obtain licensing rights from content producers, further delaying a TV, and slowing down development of the increasingly popular Apple TV which hasn’t seen an upgrade in nearly two years.
Checks to suppliers indicate Apple is having yield problems on a number of unannounced but highly expected components; the sapphire screens for iPhone and biometric sensors for iWatch.
Other industry sources say manufacturing problems have contributed to another delay in Apple’s plans to introduce a competitor to Google Glass, dubbed iGlasses by unnamed sources.
The company that managed to make the Mac relevant again and push it to record sales while selling over 700-million smartphones and tablets can’t seem to ship a new product without a boatload of problems.
Facts As A Belief System
The problem with all the above nonsense is that it merely mirrors, in sensationalist form, the recent rash of negative stories surrounding Apple’s unannounced new products. Everything is supposition and speculation. Nothing is real.
Here are the weasel words I just used to make you think the headline might be factual.
Apple may be experiencing… Supply chain checks indicate (as if market analysts and media folks have access to Apple’s supplier lists)… Unnamed sources indicate (I couldn’t think of any names to use as my sources)… Industry sources say (I asked my husband what he thought; he works in the industry)…
You get the idea, right?
The information superhighway has become the misinformation superhighway, a toxic hell stew of what appear to be facts though not based in reality (which means they’re treated as fact, but, in fact, are not actual facts).
Headline after headline says Apple is losing to Android when it’s not; that Samsung innovates while Apple sleeps (though the company seems very busy and profitable); that new products are imminent only to be contradicted by next week’s headlines which say they’re delayed.
Business is likened to war, and it’s often been said that in war, truth is the first casualty. Believe it. The entire technology industry is at war, which is why gathering information from suppliers, market analysts, and technology media is a fool’s errand.