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MellowFuzz

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Suggest:
  1. Return Tim Cook to COO
  2. Fire Eddy Cue, Angela Ahrendts
  3. Stop using company time to promote personal agendas
  4. Spend the cash mountain on people to improve software quality
  5. Restore value for money. Stop screwing customers on storage, RAM, technology in general
  6. Stop selling old products at lower prices - make the iPhone lineup like a car company lineup
  7. Stop Jony Ive’s design team bottlenecking hardware development. Form multiple teams with responsibilities split between incremental and blue-sky change
  8. Stop eroding the Apple ecosystem to just the iPhone - bring back the Airport, Apple Display
  9. Stop selling all-in-ones i.e. iMac.
  10. Fix the crappy Apple cable design
  11. Dump TouchBar on laptops but retain TouchID
  12. Reduce the u.i. complexity of Apple Watch
  13. Kill old product e.g. MacBook Air
  14. Pursue Swift everywhere
  15. Make the W1 available to 3rd parties
  16. Make a large iPad without a rear camera.
  17. Copy the home screen design from Android
  18. Dump the MacPro bin design
  19. Bring Photos to Aperture equivalence and stop neglecting Pro users
  20. Either make iWork seamless with Office file formats or kill it
  21. Get iDevice syncing out of iTunes
  22. Integrate basic third-party apps as built-in utilities of MacOS
  23. Bring back hardware design with repairability "9 Good design is environmentally-friendly"
 
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imanidiot

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Someday, you will all wake up. You will stop yearning for updates which will never come. You will realize that Apple is not Apple (as we knew it) anymore. You will stop clammering for new Minis, for new iMacs, for new COMPUTERS. Because Apple doesn't do that, anymore. You simply come to realize that Apple died. And Apple is iDevices. And that is all. Tim Cook is the very (bland) face of the end. And the fact that he is gay earns him, in my estimation, way too may good will points. He is an undertaker. He buries things. They say, "Wait, look at the stock price!" Yes, wait, wait and see. It is coming. When they no longer make ANYTHING but iPhones, see how long that market infatuation lasts.
[doublepost=1487467577][/doublepost]Tim Cook did not come to praise Caeser; he came to bury him. And he is doing it. And all the millennial's born with a smartphone in their hands are helping him. It is really no wonder why we have the horrible mess we have. You made this happen. Don't need 'puters, don't need statesmen. Trump is cool, right?
 
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loby

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Jul 1, 2010
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Suggest:
  • Return Tim Cook to COO
  • Fire Eddy Cue, Angela Ahrendts
  • Stop using company time to promote personal agendas
  • Spend the cash mountain on people to improve software quality
  • Restore value for money. Stop screwing customers on storage, RAM, technology in general
  • Stop selling old products at lower prices - make the iPhone lineup like a car company lineup
  • Stop Jony Ive’s design team bottlenecking hardware development. Form multiple teams with responsibilities split between incremental and blue-sky change
  • Stop eroding the Apple ecosystem to just the iPhone - bring back the Airport, Apple Display
  • Stop selling all-in-ones i.e. iMac.
  • Fix the crappy Apple cable design
  • Dump TouchBar on laptops but retain TouchID
  • Reduce the u.i. complexity of Apple Watch
  • Kill old product e.g. MacBook Air
  • Pursue Swift everywhere
  • Make the W1 available to 3rd parties
  • Make a large iPad without a rear camera.
  • Copy the home screen design from Android
  • Dump the MacPro bin design
  • Bring Photos to Aperture equivalence and stop neglecting Pro users
  • Either make iWork seamless with Office file formats or kill it
  • Get iDevice syncing out of iTunes
  • Integrate basic third-party apps as built-in utilities of MacOS

First, Not complaining. I like and agree with most of your list....But...The problem with your list is that you are 'assuming' that Apple is "not great" right now. The definition of "Greatness" has changed (not my definition). By definition of a "business" as defined by most..$... Apple is great. For the "Old' Apple...of course it is a big, "No". As long as apple is rolling in the $, we will see the redefined definition of apple's greatness continue. Macs don't make the $ for apple and most of your list doesn't...

So why should apple change their direction? For innovation? To make the 'best' Macs? Stay out of personal agenda and politics? To be the best company as far as their products? That is dead. Long live the mighty $. This is apple's logo now... $
 
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Zirel

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Jul 24, 2015
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Suggest:
  • Return Tim Cook to COO
  • Fire Eddy Cue, Angela Ahrendts
  • Stop using company time to promote personal agendas
  • Spend the cash mountain on people to improve software quality
  • Restore value for money. Stop screwing customers on storage, RAM, technology in general
  • Stop selling old products at lower prices - make the iPhone lineup like a car company lineup
  • Stop Jony Ive’s design team bottlenecking hardware development. Form multiple teams with responsibilities split between incremental and blue-sky change
  • Stop eroding the Apple ecosystem to just the iPhone - bring back the Airport, Apple Display
  • Stop selling all-in-ones i.e. iMac.
  • Fix the crappy Apple cable design
  • Dump TouchBar on laptops but retain TouchID
  • Reduce the u.i. complexity of Apple Watch
  • Kill old product e.g. MacBook Air
  • Pursue Swift everywhere
  • Make the W1 available to 3rd parties
  • Make a large iPad without a rear camera.
  • Copy the home screen design from Android
  • Dump the MacPro bin design
  • Bring Photos to Aperture equivalence and stop neglecting Pro users
  • Either make iWork seamless with Office file formats or kill it
  • Get iDevice syncing out of iTunes
  • Integrate basic third-party apps as built-in utilities of MacOS


Here's an instruction manual on how to bankrupt Apple and make it worse.

Do you even manage your own money?
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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OP, what metric are you using determine that Apple is not great? Stock price, money in the bank, sales, quality, design? Because Apple leads is near the top in all of those categories.

As for your list, you cannot seriously think Cook would be willing to step down to be the COO again. Also the board of directors would have to force the issue and from a dollars and sense perspective he's been very successful.

bring back the Airport, Apple Display

Stop selling all-in-ones i.e. iMac.
This makes no sense, in one point you want all to restore the sales of two products that are not core to Apple's business, and kill off one that is. While I'm bummed out they did stop work on displays and the airport, I can see why they did it.

I could go point by point but it seems that most of those items make zero business sense.
 

MellowFuzz

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Here's an instruction manual on how to bankrupt Apple and make it worse.

Do you even manage your own money?

Never had a penny of debt in my life! Always comfortably in the black.
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OP, what metric are you using determine that Apple is not great? Stock price, money in the bank, sales, quality, design? Because Apple leads is near the top in all of those categories.

You must not read the posts of your own site members. Steve Jobs understood the customer - Tim Cook is tone deaf.

This makes no sense, in one point you want all to restore the sales of two products that are not core to Apple's business, and kill off one that is. While I'm bummed out they did stop work on displays and the airport, I can see why they did it.

I could go point by point but it seems that most of those items make zero business sense.

So you pretty much agree with Tim Cook that $ should be Apple's North Star - not Steve Jobs, who just wanted the customer to have the best stuff. It's about having holistic view of Apple's ecosystem. That's what brought Apple from near bankruptcy to greatness. Surely you must have seen all his videos, like the "lost interview" and '97 WWDC... and Tim Cook's non-response to the "What's your vision?" question in the quarterly earnings call.
 
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maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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You must not read the posts of your own site members.
Not my site, I'm just a volunteer and reading your post was confusing, i.e., resurrect the monitors and airport but kill off the iMac. That really doesn't make sense does it.

o you pretty much agree with Tim Cook that $ should be Apple's North Star
I didn't say I believe he should be CEO, but rather I was making a point that from a business perspective you don't fire someone when he's been wildly successful and he has. What business metric can you use that would justify is removal as CEO? He's grown the business, he's increased profits, Apple is a larger, richer company with a more diverse product and service offering then when Steve Jobs was running it.

I'm not knocking Jobs, and I think Cook has some significant deficiencies but he's an excellent manager of resources.
 

Carnegie

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May 24, 2012
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OP, what metric are you using determine that Apple is not great? Stock price, money in the bank, sales, quality, design? Because Apple leads is near the top in all of those categories.

As for your list, you cannot seriously think Cook would be willing to step down to be the COO again. Also the board of directors would have to force the issue and from a dollars and sense perspective he's been very successful.




This makes no sense, in one point you want all to restore the sales of two products that are not core to Apple's business, and kill off one that is. While I'm bummed out they did stop work on displays and the airport, I can see why they did it.

I could go point by point but it seems that most of those items make zero business sense.

Yeah, there's little chance he'd go back to being COO. It's doubtful that a new CEO would even want him (as the former CEO) as COO. At any rate, absent some major scandal or Mr. Cook no longer wanting to be CEO, he isn't going anyway anytime soon. He enjoys tremendous support from shareholders. I think that support is well-deserved, and not only for the financial results that you refer to.
 

MellowFuzz

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Yeah, there's little chance he'd go back to being COO. It's doubtful that a new CEO would even want him (as the former CEO) as COO. At any rate, absent some major scandal or Mr. Cook no longer wanting to be CEO, he isn't going anyway anytime soon. He enjoys tremendous support from shareholders. I think that support is well-deserved, and not only for the financial results that you refer to.

He's Steve Ballmer management with Amelio/Sculley vision.
 
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