I often find myself reading that Apple has lost its ability to innovate. Most recently demonstrated by the fact that because the iPhone 7 looks like the iPhone 6 and 6S - then no innovation has occurred under the hood. This I lay firmly at the feet of analysts, writers and pundits who clearly have little understanding of what
- technology or
John Gruber has long commented on Porscheâ€™s 70 year old iconic design as basically the same as it always has been, yet nobody would ever accuse Porsche of lacking innovation. This post just last month being a clear indication of his thinking.
Delighted therefor to see Om Malik weighing in today in The New Yorker.
â€œIf youâ€™re a fan of reading the Apple tea leaves to see what itâ€™s going to do next, and in turn how it will influence the industry, then the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the most interesting iPhones ever.â€ Appleâ€™s iPhone 7 devices are truly computing monstersâ€”the iPhone 7 is said to outpace some Macs, not to mention other phones. Its core processor is forty per cent faster than its predecessor and a hundred and twenty times faster than the original iPhone. The iPhone 7 internals are able to do complex and intensive computing tasks right on the device, instead of trying to send them to the cloud for heavy lifting."
Oh - and while I am about it - Brian Solis on Iteration versus Innovation. Nice.