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I wonder if part of the issue is the volume/profit potential is not that great.   Selling dumb glass is mostly a losing or low margin proposition, even for veterans in panel manufacturing.   What percentage of Apple devices sold already have a display built in (MacBooks and iMacs) vs no display (Mac Mini and Mac Pro)? 80%? More? I'm sure even if the Mac Mini and Mac Pro went away, it would barely calculate on a income statement  (though PR would be much more...
With CarPlay, and presumably Android Auto, there is rich functionality layer that sits between the user and the back end. When you use CarPlay, you are using a version of iOS which in turn talks to the car. Much like the Apple Watch is more dumb than smart (and relies on the connectivity with the iPhone to do much of its work), CarPlay relies on the iPhone, not the embedded OS in the car, for it's high level functionality.The embedded system simply takes the handoff but...
Poop changes...there would be little reason to show CarPlay in vehicle unless it was already decided or meant to gauge feedback. Perhaps Chevy also has internal data that indicates what type of smartphones its Volt customers use; if predominantly iOS, the move would be wise. Or perhaps now they can make the front end an option...while I doubt this from a support point of view, eventually, why not? And from later in that linked article: (emphasis mine)
You really have to forget touch for autos...it is imprecise and distracting to raise your arm up to a screen to try and press the right buttons when the car is bounding and lurching. BMW has it best with the iDrive Controller, Mercedes and Audi aren't as good but still work well. Does anyone know if CarPlay supports structured/cursor access in addition to free touch and voice?
Yes, I'd prefer a dark, dusty and disorganized shop with non-working and discontinued products being demoed by fat smelly hacker-types who immediately gravitate toward showing you how you can hack yourself in the terminal and laugh at inappropriate times, mostly through their nose. Yes, this is what I'm missing...
IDC - Incomprehensible Data Calculations
I don't view ugradeability as much as an issue as serviceability. In my view, Apple paradoxically and purposefully designed a dumb smart watch. Yes, there is most certainly a lot of tech in the watch, but sensors aside, most of the computational power comes from the IPhone and uses the watch as a wireless display with user feedback control. So unless there is a need for better near field wireless speed (which I doubt since there is not a lot of data you need to push to a...
So Apple will have to, and I presume are already planning to, make sure the longevity of the watch is comparable to $5k watches. Short of utter destruction, an investment in a $5-10k traditional watch will last owners decades - crystals, crowns, movements can all be serviced. For Apple to stand firmly in that echelon of retail, there will need to be legitimate sense of longevity and serviceability for the watch. This is then more than a new branch on the product...
Too bad...ideal choice to play Jobs.
 Yes, it is in the worse possible orientation for the way one naturally holds their wrist when reading a device. (sorry responded to wrong post, but you get the gist)
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