Jon Rettinger: Apple is 'boring', 'stopped innovating years ago'

Apple 'stopped innovating years ago' is 'really boring', says Jon Rettinger.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Jul 27 2016 11:23 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Apple has just come out with its quarterly financial report, beating analyst expectations with $42.4 billion in revenue over the quarter.

Jon Rettinger: Apple is 'boring', 'stopped innovating years ago' | TweakTown.com

The bigger news, in my opinion, is Jon Rettinger from TechnoBuffalo being featured on CNBC where he said that Apple "stopped innovating years ago". It's quite shocking, but in a good way, to see someone come out and not be glossing over Apple's new products.

TechnoBuffalo's Rettinger said that right now, Apple is "very reminiscent of BlackBerry, a company resting on their laurels, that seems to have stopped innovating several years ago. Apple's flagship 15-inch MacBook Pro uses a processor that is three generations old", adding that he's "not overly optimistic on Apple's next-gen product offerings".

When it comes to other technologies that Apple isn't in right now, like 360-degree cameras and VR/AR technology, Rettinger hits another home run. He said he was at WWDC and said "Apple isn't going anywhere, they are the culmination of their reputation". Rettinger added that the "highest resolution iPhone out right now 1080p, you've got 2K/4K phones out, Apple isn't even touching that".

Rettinger continued: "fast charging, wireless charging - Apple doesn't offer that. Consumers are seeing competitors offer those things for generations and generations, and until Apple offers cutting edge specs to match, they're pretty solid operating system, I think they're going to see customers leave in droves".

I think what Rettinger said hit the nail on the head in a very big way, and it's something I said back in 2012 with my "Apple jumped the iShark" article.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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