Come WWDC 2013, It Will Have Been 230 Days Since Apple Announced A New Product [Chart]

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In a pessimistic note on Silicon Alley Insider, Jay Yarrow points out the obvious: we’re in an unprecedented drought since the debut of the original iPad when it comes to major Apple hardware releases and keynotes. When WWDC finally rolls around, it will have been 230 days since the last Apple event, the launch of the iPad mini, fourth-gen iPad and new iMac. That’s pretty much unprecedented, almost double the previous delay between the MacBook Air and iPad 2 (132 days). And, as you can see, the extreme delay in releasing a new event pretty much directly corresponds to Apple’s share price.

Not good, and as Tim Cook basically said explicitly during yesterday’s earnings meeting, it’s unlikely that we’ll see any new products at WWDC either.

  • MrsCleaver

    “Come WWDC 2013, It Will Have Been 230 Days Since Apple Announced A New Product”

    And your point is…? Some companies never announce anything new. Some announce products that look and feel just like the last iteration. NO company has ever innovated as fast and as broadly as Apple. If so, name it.

    If you keep reporting tripe like this, you’re just joining a chorus of silly people expecting Apple to solve every problem, raise every bar, increase every profit and make every product anyone could ever want, and do it all right now. Sorry, not possible.

    I, for one, am very happy with every Apple product I own, and always look forward to what comes next on their schedule, not someone else’s arbitrary, unreasonable schedule.

  • CharilaosMulder

    This has pretty much slipped my mind. But then again is it impossible that we’ll see another keynote before wwdc for some new product launches? iOS devices, MacBooks, imac and iwatch or itv are quite unlikely, but what happened to that new Mac Pro?

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