4G is nice. I guess I just expect more, and Apple needs to know that they need to WOW! next time out or that "Can they do it without Steve" question will get louder and louder.
I think that's absurd. You can't revolutionize the industry every 3 months. They're absolutely still on the leading edge of all of this stuff, they are by far the most popular and profitable, and the iPhone 4s proved that even their upgrades to existing models sell like crazy.
There really aren't any "can they do it without Steve" questions by the way. Allegedly, Jobs laid out a 10 year plan or something along those lines, Tim Cook has been in line to take over for years now, and Apple's stock is performing like crazy.
No one is really worried about Apple at this point.
I preface this by saying that I am not an Apple hater by any means; I LOVE my iPad.
That said, if you think they are on the leading edge, then I think you need to do some research. I think that because of the nature of their platform, Android is the edge. And while Apple is the leader, and profitable, they have lost some significant market-share to, of all things, Kindle. They have MAJOR competition coming this year from Microsoft (whose product will be an enterprise-level solution, unlike iPad).
And people are definitely saying asking questions about direction. I am not saying those questions are justified in reality, but perception can be reality.
Also, even if Steve DID lay out a "plan," what good is any plan that does not react to market conditions? To me this is more of a negative than a positive.