I suspect that the next truly revolutionary "big thing" will be stereo or 3D television that does not require special glasses or restrictions on viewer location. Sony and JVC have been experimenting with this technology but don't be surprised if Apple beats them to the punch.
Before Job's demise, the market speculated enough about the iTV so there might be something cooking up at Apple's HQ.
The next Apple product's failure or success will have a huge impact on Cook's image and Apple's (to be) future. A successful product will only strenghten Job's visionary image (even after his death as he was directly involved in this particular product) while a failure would tarnish the image of Cook as a stewart of Apple empire. So, Cook should leave no stone unturned to make next product (whatever it is) a success.
Jacob, If an Apple engineer could only forget the latest invention in a bar! I've been scratching my head wondering what Apple might have in mind for the TV market and haven't been able to come up with something extraordinary. Yet.
Yes Bolaji, I had read about their plan for Apple I TV. According to that journal they are expected to be in market by the end of third quarter or fourth quarter in 2012. I hope like ipad and iphone, it's also be a huge hit.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.