Apple Experts Ask: Are Apple’s Best Days Ahead?



Predicting the future of Apple is probably the no. 1 party game in Silicon Valley.  The venerable Churchill Club, which has been gathering luminaries to discuss tech in Menlo Park since 1985, has assembled a panel of experts who have some real insight in to the days ahead for the Cupertino company.

This Tuesday, March 4, they’re hosting what will surely be lively and provocative conversation with four Apple authors titled: “Are Apple’s Best Days Ahead?” .

Authors Kahney, Kane, Vogelstein and Lashinsky.
Apple authors Kahney, Kane, Vogelstein and Lashinsky.

The discussion features Yukari Iwatani Kane, author of “Haunted Empire: Apple after Steve Jobs;” Fred Vogelstein, contributing editor, Wired, and author of “Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution;” and Cult of Mac’s own Leander Kahney, whose latest book is “Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products.” Adam Lashinsky, sr. editor-at-large of Fortune Magazine and author of “Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired – and Secretive – Company Really Works” will be keeping the experts in line and on topic.

From the presser:

Apple is the richest company on the planet and the world’s most valuable. And yet, since Steve Jobs died nearly 2.5 years ago, few companies have been the object of such scrutiny.

Three new books have taken a crack at understanding this dichotomy, and we’ve invited the authors to contribute their perspectives.

Don’t miss this provocative and insightful conversation—ranging from organization and culture, to leadership, design, and competition–that is sure to leave you with new perspectives of your own.

“Are Apple’s Best Days Ahead?” Churchill Club, Menlo Park. March 4, 2014 7 p.m.

  • digitaldumdum

    “Apple Experts Ask: Are Apple’s Best Days Ahead?

    If you mean, “someone” is asking if Apple’s best days are ahead, then I’d understand.

    But no true Apple expert would have to ask the question, nor would any true Apple expert answer with anything other than an emphatic, “Yes!”

  • priororange

    Is this taking place on the 4th or the 14th?

  • Behinder

    Their OSXs are worse and worse since 10.6.8 – something about worse quality control in favour of making money…it never ends well

    • Kr00

      Says who? Someone who lives in the last decade? Perhaps Windows 8 would be a better suit?

      Honestly, I’ve been using Apple hardware/software for 28 years in many areas, and they only get better, not worse. OS X up until Tiger were shaky and Snow Leopard was the best of that bunch, but you seriously cannot compare 10.6 with 10.9. The integration alone across every device is worth ten Snow Leopards.

      Unless you have worked deeply with all OS’s to their capacity, no-one could say 10.6 is better than anything that succeeded it. If you cared to take note, Apple no longer charge for OS’s. Snow Leopard cost $120. Lion $29, and Mavericks costs nothing. How are they making money out of OS X?

      Try using Mavericks in it’s entirety for a month, then go back to Snow Leopard, then tell me it’s better. I have, and its incomparable.