A sense of ‘panic’ at Apple, POTUS under siege

We live in perilous times.

From a piece by Mark Sullivan posted Tuesday by Fast Company:

June was a tense month for the engineers and designers on Apple’s iPhone team with “a sense of panic in the air,” a source with knowledge of the situation tells me.

The company has been working feverishly to fix software problems in its hotly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone that could ultimately cause production and delivery delays, the source says. If the software problems aren’t resolved quickly, the new flagship iPhone could even launch with major features disabled.

Having trouble getting excited about Sullivan’s scoop today. Got bigger things to worry about.

Note to fake news watchers: The Washington Post story had 12 sources. Fast Company‘s had one.

2 Comments

  1. John Kirk said:

    Look at what happened to the AirPods. They were delayed. Then they were delayed again. And they’ve been in short supply ever since. Is that good? Hell no. But somehow Apple survived.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a “sense of panic” every year around this time of year. Getting a new phone out with the latest features on an annual schedule is a daunting task. And I certainly hope that Apple gets it all done on time. But if they don’t, some features will be delayed. And then added later. And life will go on.

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  2. Gianfranco Pedron said:

    “The company has been working feverishly to fix software problems in its hotly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone …”

    I’d be very disappointed if that wasn’t the case and engineers were just sitting around saying, “Yup, we wrapped that design up months ago”. That would signal to me that Apple just wasn’t trying hard enough. Part of Apple’s success is due its ability to seek out, identify and solve (sometimes not) problems others either don’t recognize or don’t have the willingness or resources to address.

    With bleeding edge technology they might be finalizing designs even as the first production units make it off the assembly line while running the risk of having to scrap or rework them all.

    I’m glad Apple is struggling with development of their “flagship device”. It means they’re not taking the easy way out.

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