Don McAllister is worried that Apple hasn’t announced anything new this year:
“I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get a bit twitchy about the lack of product announcements from Apple. […] It’s usually quiet after Christmas, but by this time last year we’d already had the iPad 3 launch and the announcement of Mountain Lion.”
A few replies on App.net to Don’s post also caught my eye. Simon Wolf said:
“As a developer, a bit of breathing space between iOS and OS X versions is actually rather nice.”
Like many folks, I have a mountain of work to do and I always seem perpetually behind schedule. Apple’s aggressive releases add even more anxiety about updating apps to keep up with the latest APIs and hardware. I would be perfectly happy with Mac OS X and iOS releases on alternating years, and new hardware either when it’s ready or at predictable event dates like WWDC.