Two of the best pieces I’ve read about Apple recently:
- Grading Tim Cook: The optimistic business-analyst take. Tim’s doing great and the products are pretty much fine.
- Apple Inc: A Pre-Mortem: The pessimistic customer take. There are big problems that aren’t getting better.
They may seem at odds, but I agree with a lot from both, and every Apple enthusiast and commentator would be well-served by reading and considering both.
Apple can — and, I believe, does — have both a well-performing CEO and significant problems in its products that have me both worried and saddened as an Apple customer and enthusiast.