But They Shouldn't Have To Do That

But They Shouldn't Have To Do That

Gruber at Daring Fireball writes:

There’s a difference between throwing new hires at a late project . . . and allocating the OS team the resources it needs. OS X is being asked to do far more - powering both iPhone and Apple TV while continuing its role as a desktop and server OS for the Mac - but with almost no additional engineering talent . . . It’s not so much that talent was pulled from OS X to work on the iPhone, but that they were pulled from the Mac part of OS X to work on the iPhone part of OS X.

I’m pretty sure that’s Daniel Jalkut’s point. Apple needs to better allocate their talent, hiring and training new talent as necessary. I’m sure, when all is said and done, Apple will get it straightened out. But in the interim, the delay points to what could be serious management and resource allocation issues. If they don’t get it straightened out, these delays will become common and that’s unacceptable because it points to an organization that’s spread too thin.