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Kind of genius. The micro hotspot might be the future of letting the Apple Watch work without an iPhone. Only need a tiny extra thing in your pocket. But, if you bring your phone as well, it can connect to the micro hotspot too rather than needing its own sim and data plan. 
Depends on how the team is structured, but if he was essentially the product director at Beats, I think there's hope that a little of that UI flair will make it into the new product.
This actually sounds pretty nice. And the fact that Trent Reznor oversaw the Beats app and is now overseeing development of this gives me confidence that's it's not going to turn into the soulless UIkit assemblage that Apple's native apps have tended to gravitate towards in recent years.
They should take on the Beats name, not iTunes. Beats has better brand equity at this point.
It is sad, but I think they're doing it for a much more cynical reason. They don't have to outdo Apple. They just have to confuse the average person who doesn't follow things as closely as we do. They just have to confuse them enough to think "oh look at all these tech companies doing cool things with materials" and eat into Apple's marketing edge. If "cool materials" doesn't seem special anymore, then people are back to buying the cheaper phone, whoever makes it.
It's pretty safe to say that multitasking is coming with this iPad. Maybe also an official keyboard cover based on the new Macbook keys?
If downtown Palo Alto can handle an Apple store, the Upper East Side can handle an Apple store. Geez.
Many deaf people speak and could still use speech-to-text transcription. Also, Apple Watch heavily uses predictive responses in text messages. So you get a whole list of possible responses. 
I'm impressed. This is still all rather subtle marketing out in the world of people who don't read Apple blogs, but they're doing a good job of making sure the watch is seen out in the world on NON-TECH people first.
"the company's in-house technical team, which had been working on a streaming solution since 2011." Since 2011??? Geez.
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