There was a great story in The Onion a few weeks back, right after Steve Jobs announced that he was stepping down as CEO of Apple. The headline read, "New Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm thinking printers'"
Not that there's anything wrong with printers, mind you. Something has to do the dirty work of printing out all those Groupons. The point is, with all the creative talent Apple has at its disposal, all the cutting-edge skills and resources, the company is probably better served developing cool products, not designing slick new ink cartridges for the DeskJet.