I disagree with you on several points.
Jef Lippiatt

I don’t see things like you do. And you offer very little evidence to back up your assertion about Apple not innovating post-jobs.

Not making the things you personally want doesn’t equal not innovating.

  • 3D Touch/Force Touch (including the solid state track pads… as an owner of a MacBook that doesn’t click anymore, this seems great to me)
  • Apple Watch
  • Touch Bar
  • HomePod (not so much WHAT IT IS, but HOW IT WORKS)
  • AirPods (and all Beats BT gear with W1 chip)
  • 5k iMacs
  • Apple Pencil (Again, no original idea, but the effort to refine it)
  • The Freakin’ iMac Pro.
  • Completely redesigned keyboard mechanisms to save size.
  • Morphing iMessage into what it is now… a comm tool that’s fun to use?

Of course, one can often track the one step at a time, iterative approach Apple takes to product rollouts.

macOS got natural language Spotlight queries a year before it got Siri.

iPhones got TouchID before Apple Pay was announced.

Bluetooth 5 specs were finalized before AirPods were released.

And on and on.

Apple doesn’t rush things to market. They learned their lesson from past failures, and now prefer smooth, incremental rollouts and updates.

You don’t have to like the way they do thing, no one does. But I just so happen to commend them for it. It’s a sign of vision and forethought, not just pushing the bounds of “possible” like Google does.

As for the tech in the hardware, I can only you mean Intel processors, which are often delayed and released to OEM’s later than expected. Certainly not the Ax processors in iDevices that roundly trounce the competition every year. But maybe I’m wrong and you mean something else.