So most of you have heard the news that Sal Saghoian has been let go at Apple. The best roundup of the news is at Michael Tsai’s blog. It’s worth noting that not only was he fired but his entire team was disbanded. At first, like many, I was extremely concerned. As I’ve thought more about it I’ve arrived at a more nuanced view.
Now that a week has passed I think we can evaluate the implications of what Apple showed last week. To me the neglected part discussed was the touch pads. Why are they so big? I don’t think Apple gave a good reason at the Event and no one else has really explained them well. If you look at them they’re the size of a large iPhone. I think there’s something to that.
The somewhat overheated fervor reacting to last week’s Apple Event is finally over. It’s now worth reconsidering the meaning of what Apple released.
First I think we’re starting to see that there is a gap in Apple’s product line. It probably is a gap Apple left unfulfilled for good reasons. That said it is also a market that Apple could easily dominate.