Apple buys companies that can improve their (Apple's) technology. They don't buy companies with inferior tech. Given that Apple seems to have a better chip design crew than Qualcomm's, why buy Qualcomm? Need anymore reasons?
People who are into watches, a lot of them own more than one. So switching off watches regularly + auto-synching across all watches goes a lot towards negating (some of) the battery capacity problem. Companies who sell watches, all of them have several models. I expect Apple will not limit its watch models to what we see now. It' a common mistake for people to assume that their idiosyncratic circumstances and preferences is representative of everyone else's.
Agree. The fingerprint file should never ever leave the secure enclave of the phone, much less be trafficked in the cloud where who knows? some enterprising smart fellow might snatch it and steal your verified digital identity.
The same sentiment has been expressed about tablet computers before the iPad came out. Bottomline, we just don't know how the AppleWatch will do. Just like nobody really knew how the iPad would be received by the market. Not even Apple.
You guys need to get out of the nerdy-utilitarian mindset on the Watch. This doesn't operate on the iPhone model. A lot of people who wear watches own several of them. It's a fashion item; people wear the watch to match the mood or outfit. And like other fashion items such as shoes, jewelry, accessories, posh dresses, etc., a lot of people own more than one.
That's a good strategy if Apple isn't hard-pressed to keep up with demand. From everything I've heard and read, the main obstacle to Apple's sales growth comes from the supply side --they can't just make enough of them fast enough to satisfy demand.
Any regular reader of this and similar Apple-oriented sites would know more about Apple's products, plans, prospects and performance than he does. Ask him if he even reads the useless individual company reports that his company's head office flacks churn out.
That's because money managers don't really have enough intellectual resources (nobody does) to do real due diligence on all the stocks they invest in. So they rely on rule of thumbs mostly based on reversion to the mean. "It can't rise or fall that far that long, must be due for a correction." Thus they all convinced themselves and each other that Apple was artificially high and due for a fall. And yes their self-fulfilling prophesy would hold for a while as they bail...