Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

D-Nied

Rolfe Winkler, Wall Street Journal:

Interviewed at the All Things D tech conference on Tuesday night, Mr. Cook revealed little about Apple’s plans.

Error: permission denied. Did anyone seriously think that the ultra-secretive CEO of one of the most successful companies in the world would announce new stuff at D11?

Companies from Google to Skype to WhatsApp to Facebook offer superior mobile apps for a range of services. Yet there appeared to be no sense of urgency from Mr. Cook that Apple needs significant upgrades to its own offerings.

The cool confidence of Cook’s voice during his D11 interview should not be construed to mean that he thinks Apple has no issues, or that it is doing everything perfectly and has nothing to worry about. What I’ve learned from watching reactions to calmer, more collected leaders like Cook or President Obama is that the media would prefer them to shout and rage.