End of Apple era? Or lack of innovative ideas?

Since Steve Jobs left this world, I personally haven’t seen anything innovative like these products I own(ed):

Apple 24″ iMAc

Yes, I have gotten the non-white body iMac.

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I bought this to launch my freelance career.

Apple iPod Shuffle 2G

The “jack” that also being used to charge the iPod.

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Apple Macbook Pro 13″

Aluminium unibody!

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This one was stolen in 2010.

Apple (New) Macbook Air

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My wife bought me this 13″ for my birthday. Super fast. Good battery life and Magsafe 2.

This Inc article made me to put this into blog writing as my prediction of shop closure at Suria KLCC mall is quite accurate and I thought it would also be the same for this brand, in which yet to come one with a phone good enough for me to buy.

There are more than the above when it comes to innovation for apple, even the introduction of “Mission Control”, “Spaces” and “Hot corners” are enough to justify how their products innovate and revolutionise the way we work and think (at least myself).

The beginning of the end?

But, few triggers made me feel “the beginning of the end” is already happening:

  • Selling of cheap iPhone (iPhone 5c) = lack of focus. Milking the cash cow?
  • Introduction of new names for OS X = Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra. Really?
  • Too much variation of screen sizes (iPhone, iPad) = This is what you get when you listen too much to the people. When they revolutionise few years back, they disrupt their market with their products, but now they are disrupted.

I can sense that there is an internal conflict or belief within the organisation. Lack of trust? Lack of conviction? But something is wrong somewhere. But I still put my bet on Jonathan Ive but if he left the company or having an early retirement (age: 49, btw), then I can be sure.

Till then, I still hope for the best despite a shitty iPhone 7 launch. I’ll skip this one and still waiting for the amazing/best iPhone since iPhone.

End.

 

How to identify fake and real ATM slip for Maybank or CIMB?

I recently joined the Malaysia Apple Trader group looking to trade new phones and laptop. And I found someone shared a picture of identifying fake ATM slip (Maybank as shown in the picture below):

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This will be relevant to those who are trading online and since I’ve posted about the disadvantage of Maybank2u and CIMB Clicks for manual ecommerce business.

Investing in the right platform to allow you and your customer to trade safely online is crucial. Although I can tell from the slip, but still, I want a piece of mind. Security and assurance.

So, I’m offering 50% off to those who are still trading manually and get a simple e-commerce solution for your business.  Offer valid until 31st January 2013.

Remember, security and assurance for you and your seller!