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Catering to people who don't care about hardware and just want good products worked wonders for the Wii.  It was extremely innovative and it sold extremely well.  However, the last few years have not been so kind to Nintendo and the Wii-U is far from a hit.  Back when the Wii came out, they made up for the weaker graphics with an innovative controller.  That's not working so well for them these days.  They are definitely long overdue for a hardware upgrade, whatever that...
To be clear, I definitely do NOT want Apple to start making TVs. I also don't think Nintendo is a good measure of success these days. They've fallen woefully behind in hardware. Their real asset is their creative and their established franchises.The Apple Watch requires an iPhone. The Apple TV does not. There are a few hundred million people on earth with iPhones. There are 7 billion who could buy Apple TV. That's why I'd focus on the living room.Apple has added game...
Gee, you're so clever.
100% agree.  Which might explain why I'm losing my interest in technology.  I like my humanity.  You might want to replace your eyeballs with implants or have some implanted device monitor your body chemistry and release drugs and supplements into your bloodstream in order to optimize the machine.  You might want to BECOME a machine.  But I don't.  Kurzweil is right.  Our future culture won't be biological, but it will be human.  Will it be normal to just remove a baby's...
I'm not the only one who doesn't see a need for wearables.  The public clearly does not either.  On the other hand, the public clearly DID see a need for portable music players long before Apple got into the market.  You can't even begin to compare the iPod to the Apple Watch.  Sony sold millions upon millions of Walkman models long before MP3s existed.  The public clearly had a desire to carry their music with them.  Yes, Apple definitely stepped into the MP3 player...
I would too.  Apple could do a lot more in the music department that  would have far greater appeal (and make more $$$) than the Apple Watch: 1. iPod Touch w/ 256GB+ flash storage, as you suggest2. Sell Lossless music3. Buy Sonos and offer a seamless music solution for the home (sorry, AirPlay is NOT it) Plus, focus on the living room: 4. Apple TV with App Store and gaming features5. Apple-branded game controllers for Apple TV6. Game rentals on Apple TV7. Buy Nintendo,...
This is hardly surprising. How long has Pebble been around? They just sold their millionth watch. It took years. Wearables are a niche market. The public still has not embraced them. Only people inside the Silicon Valley bubble think they're the next big thing. The Apple Watch will definitely sell a few million units out the gate, but sales won't be sustained, nor will the Apple Watch suddenly make wearables a viable category. In reality, most of the features of...
 Bingo.  This is when wearables become mainstream.  When there's no interface.  When it monitors and anticipates.  When a voice-driven UI actually works.  Not when I'm forced to interact with it on a tiny little screen.
 I certainly cannot argue with this scenario.  I think sensors and health-related features are definitely the future of the product.  As we evolve into machines, first we'll wear the sensors, but soon they'll just be implanted.  And health (and all the fear-based marketing associated with it) will drive the wearables market.  We're also sicker and more drugged out as a society than we've ever been and that isn't likely to change thanks to the general ignorance of the...
There's a huge difference between the smart phone and a watch.  Only the most stubborn can't see that.  The smart phone put a computer in your pocket.  Coupled with wireless data service, it made all sorts of things possible that previously required one to be tethered to one's computer.  The watch extends some of these things, but it offers nothing revolutionary in the way the smart phone itself did. Wearables aren't on the cusp of anything today.  They are boring and...
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