Interesting post by Dan Frommer for Business Insider (via CNN.) I don’t disagree with most of the points made here, although I’m not sure I see a strong Apple presence in Social Media as critical. I would love to see more from the AppleTV, but it’s the networks, not Apple, holding back progress there. And I don’t want to see an Apple-branded television.
As far as “The Cloud” goes, I agree that needing to physically connect to a computer to sync is silly at this point (and unnecessary for those with Jailbroken iOS devices). I’m also hopeful that Apple’s North Carolina data center addresses many of the Cloud issues (I hate that term) as well as others we haven’t even thought of.