A few days ago at the Code Conference, Apple’s Internet Software and Services chief Eddy Cue proclaimed that “Later this year, we’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple.” And he said it without hyperbole.
What a bold statement. Those 25 years would include industry-shifting products like the iPod, iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air.
There’s two ways to interpret that statement. The first is that Eddy was being literal — they are going to release better but really just incremental updates to existing products. Technically, the newest versions could be the best products Apple has ever made.
But we’re all thinking the second — that there will be at least one new industry-shifting product announced by the end of this year.