With the recent iOS 6 Apple Maps debacle, now the delay of iTunes 11, and the recent firing of several executives are we seeing the rise or the fall of Apple?! Where Apple Maps is concerned it has been stated that Apple’s license with Google’s map service had at least another year before expiring. Apple, at the hand of Scott Forstall, decided to go ahead and launch their own map service while knowingly including several mistakes. Later the company issued an apology on their site which Mr. Forstall refused to sign which caused his boot from Apple. Sign number one of Apple’s demise?
At Apple’s September iPhone 5 launch event they previewed iTunes 11 and announced a “by October’s end” release. October 31st came and by the last hour of the day Apple announced that iTunes 11 was delayed until “November’s end”. With only 3 days left as of this posting many Apple watchers and fanboys alike are speculating that Apple will again delay iTunes 11 for yet another month possibly longer. Is Apple on a downward slope to no longer being the number 1 tech company? Only time will tell.