Something is happening at Apple. CEO Tim Cook said that iPhone sales were slowing. On Feb. 3, 2016 The Verge’s Walt Mossberg wrote “Apple’s apps need work Complexity, feature gaps, and bugs have crept in” about the company’s software lagging behind its hardware design. On Jan. 28, 2016 The Guardian’s Nellie Bowles, wrote “Apple – losing out on talent and in need of a killer new device” about software developers not wanting to work for Apple. On Feb. 1, 2016 Bloomberg’s Jack Clark wrote “Google Parent Overtakes Apple as World’s Most Valuable Company” about Alphabet’s market capitalization reaching $531 billion over Apple’s $523.9 billion.
Lately I have noticed recruiters desperately trying to place anyone at Apple. I know some amazing technical people who will not even talk to them. They say Apple does not pay enough to live in Silicon Valley. They do not like the pressure cooker culture. People inside are cautiously reaching out, looking for new opportunities. Some are contemplating selling their homes.
This does not jive with Apple continuing to build its mothership or recently announcing it is getting more office space in San Jose. What is going on? We might find out at their next big event on Mar. 15, 2016.
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