Step right up, fanboys and girls: the relentless data designers at Pop Chart Lab have updated their Insanely Great History of Apple print, and it is a doozy featuring over 500 items from the Cupertino fruit slinger.
I remember a time when Apple was having a hell of a time trying to get their new products out of the factory. A woman named Campbell was in charge of the factory in (Freemont?) and things just never worked out. The peek of this moment was when Apple was announcing new computers that were the new version of a computer they never shipped, or it did ship in a tiny amounts, the Quadra 900 or 840 one of those, I think. This was one of those typical supply chain issues Apple always suffered from. I have always thought of this as part of why Tim Cook went so far up the Apple ladder. But when you think about it, supply chain management is a problem that has been handed off to a Chinese factory not so much run by Tim Cook, so, what made him so valuable?