Om Malik, yesterday, on the Apple shakeup:

In conversations, I learned about something that is troubling from a long-term point of view. Unlike in the Jobs era, when the company would ship features when they were ready for primetime, a culture of schedule-driven releases has become commonplace.

Jim Dalrymple, today, quoting Tom Neumayr from Apple:

The new iTunes is taking longer than expected and we wanted to take a little extra time to get it right.

So the way I see it one of three things has happened:

  1. iTunes 11 is in such poor shape there is simply no way they could release it.
  2. Apple has quickly learned from the Maps debacle (and Siri) and decided to revert back to the waiting until its ready deployment schedule.
  3. Malik’s anecdote is full of shit and Apple never switched to a schedule driven company.

I know where my money is and it’s not with anything associated to bodily functions.


Posted by Ben Brooks