Apple Repeats as #1 Innovator: Can it 3-Peat? - Page 2
So can Apple 3-Peat as the world’s #1 Innovator? With more than half of the 2011 Survey respondents voting it as #1 and 70% listing it in their Top 3, Apple is likely to keep its crown in 2012. There are also more innovations on the way that will delight Apple’s customers in the future:
- iPhone5 with 4G speeds and more thrilling features to be unveiled in 2012;
- iPad 3 that could be launched as early as next spring of the pilot production whisper rumors
- iTV which is a matter of “when” not “if” according to revelations in Steve Jobs, the biography by Walter Isaacson. Apple pundits expect this "simple, elegant and fully integrated" HDTV to be announced late in 2012 or in 2013.
Apple continues to get top innovator accolades from others. In late October, the World Technology Network also cited Apple as the Corporate Innovator with the “greatest likely long-term significance” in the eyes of its peers in the IT-Hardware category. So Apple continues to dazzle the world in the eyes of global companies, its peers and its customers. The next few months will be the litmus test to determine if Jobs was able to plant the seed of creativity to continue Apple’s unprecedented innovations. Perhaps Apple’s greatest innovation will always be Jobs’ uncanny ability to turn luxuries into necessities.
Who would you vote for as the Top Innovator? And why?