It is often said that too many cooks spoil the broth, which has left many to begin questioning just how many other ‘cooks’ besides Tim Cook himself will be involved in the rapidly approaching launch of the iPhone 5.
First of all there will be Cook himself who is now officially running Apple following the stepping down of Steve Jobs. Then of course there is Jobs, who will be playing some sort of role as he seems fit to carve for himself. Aside from the two key players, Jonathan Ive who designed the hardware for the iPhone 5, Phil Schiller and at least another half dozen have their fingers in the proverbial pie, so does this amount to too many cooks for a successful launch?
Common sense would seems to suggest so, as even with so many key players, the iPhone 5 is already at least 3 months behind its expected launch window, so exactly who is to blame and when we will finally see it remains anybody’s guess.
There have been rumors doing the rounds for quite some time now regaining alternative Apple products expected to see light of day by the end of the summer, including an entry level version of the iPhone 4, and updated version of the iPad and a full refresh of the iPod range. As such, many are now beginning to ask whether or not the rumors were unfounded, or perhaps well weighted enough to illustrate why the company has been unable to release a single new product – having instead spread efforts far too thinly on separate projects.
Either way, the likelihood is that we will never really know, as when the iPhone 5 finally does emerge, hysteria will probably be such that all will be forgiven in a heartbeat.