New iPhone, new CEO, new losses

“What’s going to happen to Apple now?” was a question many people pondered after the death of the great tech innovator, Steve Jobs. The majority of us, consumers, knew that there are many great minds working behind Apple and didn’t fear any change in the way the company develops and sells products to us. We expected a yearly release of a new product either phone, pad, pod, etc. Each release surprises us with new features and upgrades that we all look forward to using and getting adapted to.

Unfortunately, with the brand new release of iOS6 and the iPhone 5, Apple CEO Tim Cook has had to go as far as apologize to the public for certain features that they have changed. Now, people are becoming quite skeptical on Apple’s future. After losing $30 billion in stock market value, consumers and insiders are beginning to see Apple’s first downfall since acquiring a new CEO. When Cook first took the position, Apple stock rose and profits soared. This recent crash might be a glimpse into other faulty applications the new CEO might approve of for upcoming products.

Although new products always have some sort of glitch that has to be debugged, the new Maps app for the iPhone has so many major technical malfunctions that people are starting to believe that Apple may “rot”. Since Jobs had a reputation for perfection, Cook is starting to appear as someone who may either not care for the quality of the products and launches them as they are, imperfections and all, or he may be the kind who wasn’t aware of the faulty new app and didn’t bother to look into it. The Maps application is one of the most important apps for iPhone users. It’s efficient GPS system surpasses most of those made for midsize sedans, and is crucial for navigation and searching.

Along with the sometimes defected, built-in Siri assistant and the buggy Maps app, the new iPhone 5 has reformed its input/charging jack. With these new button and jack orientations, most of the widely used docking stations, charging stations, and music speakers are deemed useless. Most docking speakers were universally fitting for all iPods, iPhones and even iPads. I’m not certain most users would be too happy to learn their brand new device won’t be compatible with the accessories they have bought for their Apple products along the years.

Right now, it’s hard to say what true effect may come from the sad death of Steve Jobs. People continue to further their Apple obsession and love for the products, but if more flaws and inconveniences continue to pop up, that $30 billion dollar drop in stock revenue may continue to fall.

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