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  • Though Apple (AAPL -0.5%) is known for taking a perfectionist approach to hardware, 99% of the products that pass certain milestones end up being made, says iPod "godfather" Tony Fadell. By contrast, at many electronics conglomerates, "nine times out of ten, or 99 times out of 100, they would kill the project" before completion. This, to Fadell, helped create a unique atmosphere. "When you’re in a culture that has a point of view, and drives to launch everything it does, you know you’re on the hook and you better bring your best game every time." (Jony Ive: I, II[View news story]
    Whats hurting Apple is there have been no leaks of new products other then the TV. Remember the ipad? THere was a leak of the ipad a year before it came out. Not sure what the next great product can be but they really need to defocus from the Iphone and move on. Look at what happen to Motorola. Motorola life was cell phone. See where they are today. I think info systems for cars is a good direction to go.
    Jan 19, 2013. 02:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) retail VP Jerry McDougal has left the company, a spokesman confirms. McDougal is leaving as Apple continues looking for a retail SVP to succeed John Browett, whose controversial tenure ended in October. McDougal was mentioned as 1 of 3 possible internal replacements for Browett in a recent AllThingsD column; 5 external candidate were also mentioned. [View news story]
    Could this be the starrt of the Rats leving a sinking ship? Something is up with apple. All does not seem good at Apple.
    Jan 16, 2013. 01:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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