'Tim Cook: Damned If He Does, Damned If He Doesn't'

John Gruber, commenting on yesterday's WSJ profile of Tim Cook:

Last year Apple desperately needed new products and Tim Cook was failing as CEO because Apple wasn’t delivering them. Now that they seem poised to deliver new products, Cook is “spreading the company too thin” and even a successful product won’t affect the bottom line so why even bother, right? Look for that refrain to be repeated; it seems to be the new Apple narrative. Likewise, regarding the rumored big iPhones, people have been clamoring for years for a big iPhone, and it seems that this year it's coming. But once they're shown off at the event, those same people will poo-poo them, saying Android has had them forever and Apple is just playing catch-up. In short: damned if they do, damned if they don't. You can't have your cake and eat it too.