Computer World writes: "Though I probably can't (nor would I) map out specific ages to a company, Apple Inc. certainly has had its own stages, and it seems to be entering a new one now. It used to be, as recently as a year or two ago, that Mac rumors sites were flying fun and furious with clever writing and plenty to say as the company reigned at the cool kids' table. But nowadays, such buzz is rare -- there is real news from Apple, of course, but there's less froth and fury and fun. Reporting is, well, sober. Sadly, it seems that Apple is leaving a tempestuous youth and reaching, for better or worse, middle age."