Is the blindness that Apple showed in the FCPX release a portent of Apple’s future?
I’ve been reading back over the leaks and rumors of the last two and a half years, and have found a surprising amount of information that turned out to be correct. I also noticed that FCP veered off course on a timeline that is relatable to the timeline of Steve Jobs’ declining health. Early leaks talk of waring development factions with unreconcilable visions of what FCS should be. Reading about those strong disagreements in direction, I can see how FCPX turned out to be the odd sort of sewn together monster that it has turned out to be. What is so perplexing about the software is the degree to which it seems to be a duck’s head sewn on to a dog’s body. There is a committee feel to the software, where different divisions seem to have won out with different aspects of the software, creating something that is neither this nor that, but a glob of compromise to satisfy internal company needs.
Is this where Apple is going? As Steve Jobs’ health continues to fail, will entrenched internal divisions continue to war? Will more and more future releases smell more and more of internal compromise? Apple almost died once before. The unique, singular focus that Steve Jobs provided turned that around into something amazing.
So, is this odd FCPX release the first sign of a collapsing Apple?
Page 1 of 4