Wall Street has spent most of the last six months hyperventilating about the future of Apple, chomping at their fingernails and openly wondering if Apple is taking too long to innovate in the post-Jobs era.
Over at the Apple Gazette, Robin Parrish has put together a simple graphic, showing Apple’s historic product pillars. Essentially, if you add it all up, the average time between major product pillars for Apple is three years and ten months.
The graphic leaves a lot of stuff out, like operating system updates, new software, new features, new additions to iTunes, etc. But basically, we’re still about a year away from a major new Apple product announcement… a totally new hardware pillar for the business, not just an iterative refinement or minor product.
Looking at Apple’s historic product pipeline in this kind of streamlined way makes it pretty clear that Apple’s innovating just as fast as it ever did, if not faster. Also, a major new Apple pillar is due in the next year and a half, and what do you know: it looks like the iWatch might just be it.
Source: Apple Gazette.