This article title is my question, too. I don’t know anyone who wears a watch or who wants a wearable device, short of runners. While the new watch looks very fashionable and interesting, it’s the first apple device I’ve seen that left me meh. I do think this felt more like a product preview than a product launch, so I’ll wait and see what next year brings.
Here’s a nice round up of what’s coming in iOS 8.
Great insight here.
What an interesting take on the Apple-Beats deal.
Interesting. I wonder how much truth there is to this, though. 1) It's obvious an App Store is a good fit for Apple TV at some point (and easy to call that a "rumor"), and 2) I wonder if Apple really cares about gaming or if that's a by-product of the App Store’s success.
Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said he believe the console market cannot bear to grow any bigger and console may become irrelevant …
I always question these sorts of analytics, not because there isn’t some measure of truth to them, but because the logic seems so flawed. Mobile gaming does outpace console gaming in both number of users and growth. It doesn’t follow, though, that console gaming’s user base will no longer grow. You could argue Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have a ripe audience of would-be console gamers if they could figure out how to convert them.
Also, people have been decrying this end of consoles era for 20 years now. I’m not sure I buy in. It’s more reasonable to me to think of consoles as a slow growth market. PS4 will likely sell 1 million units in it’s launch window, but could grow to 80-100M units over it’s lifespan. iPhone 5S, by comparison, sold 9M in it’s launch window and has a shorter lifespan. You can make comparisons with game consoles and mobile devices, but it really is apples and oranges in many ways.
As I told a colleague when he shared this with me:
That's pretty much my take on it, too. He comes down a little heavy on the "people who really value security will use something different," which I think is hyperbole. It's a decent security solution; it's just inconvenient to use.
SEASON 2 - EPISODE 5 - “Siri, I am falling in love with you" Part 2
The latest episode in an art story about a Siri relationship. Looks cool.