Finally, after weeks of rumors and speculation, the men in black took to the stage and announced Apple’s new lineup of iPhones. This “special event” came as no surprise because that’s pretty much what Apple has does in September. Even less surprising were the products, mostly due to well-placed leaks that had been circulating for quite some time. In fact, the event left many wondering if Apple wasn’t hiding something else up its sleeve—like a smart watch. While that little gadget would have been a cool addition to the event, its “me too” status would have only served to underscore Apple’s apparent innovative slump, which prompts the question, “Is that all there is?” Here’s a look at a number of questions that come to mind in the wake of Apple’s “special event”.
September 10th has been officially announced as Apple’s next big seminar event, with sites like The Verge proudly flaunting their invites online. Naturally, rumors abound about what new product Apple will unveil—with some being more plausible than others. With competitors like Samsung moving into the smartphone and tablet arena, a space Apple founded, some Apple supporters are calling for Apple’s next big innovation. iWatch anyone? However, if Apple’s leaders are smart, which they are, they will realize that their success has never been driven by their competitors, but by Apple’s own brand and inventiveness.
Since the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984, Apple Inc. has made a name for itself as one of the main think tanks for new and cutting edge technology. Despite a slump in the ‘90s, the company has also grown into one of the biggest companies in the world, maintaining its position through constant innovations and new technologies.
Innovation. Disruption. Startups.
Buzzwords are flying all over the place as if there were no tomorrow, but as much as you may be averse to buzzwords, there is something to be said about innovation. It is an essential part in moving forward, and every company, in the tech scene especially, needs to put a premium on innovation in order to remain competitive.
If a tech company is ever to stay alive, not to mention stay successful in the years to come, innovation has to be part of the recipe somehow. The word is more easily uttered than put into practice, though, with many factors coming into play.
What is the biggest dream of every person who works in the technology field? I would go out on a limb and say that to live and work in Silicon Valley is one of the top answers. There is the fact that the opportunities to work there are rather rare for a lot of people. That doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams! Did you know that there are Silicon Valleys in other parts of the world?
I suppose there is some truth in the argument that there is nothing quite like THE Silicon Valley, but the world has gotten smaller and smaller over the years, and centers of tech innovation are cropping up all over the planet. This spells good news for you, if you are looking to make a splash in the scene.