As Macworld approaches, this is as good a time as any to revisit the canonical Apple Product Cycle, boiled down to 36 steps by an anonymous humorist who called himself misterbg. Originally posted more than three years ago, it rings as a true today as it did then. The full parody is available here. A sample below:
After delays, second-guessing, and stock gyrations, the product ships:
Disassemblies, backorders, celebrity sightings, software updates, until …
Thanks to Peter Mortensen of Cult of Mac for the link.