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being able to leave your iPhone in your pocket/purse/bag is an attraction for many. they are the AWatch target market. so the AWatch will be the easiest possible way to check messages and emails throughout the day. that alone is very useful, but of course other smart watches can do that already. all the health tracking stuff is also important to some people, but then you can get a Fibit now for that too. the Android smart watches feature Google Now voice services, but i...
correct. a $350 Apple Watch won't be a luxury item. but a $4000 gold one will be.China is changing. its middle class is growing rapidly. that is Apple's target market.
while the iPhone is certainly the "top of the line" smartphone throughout the world, and is the only "prestige" smartphone anywhere for those who care about that sort of thing, it's not accurate to call it a "luxury" product. selling 200 million per year is far too many for that category, and really, its price @ <$1000 is still way too low to make it something "exclusive." ($1000 ain't what it used to be either.)   now, a $4000 gold Apple Watch, that will be a true...
as others have noted, what this really does is:   - let those third party apps PUSH their context/location-aware promos into Google Now's equivalent of iOS' Notifications/Passbook. is it opt in? i assume you can at least opt out. otherwise, it's outright SPAMing.   - lets Google DATAMINE anything you do with those third party apps to do you-know-what.   is it any wonder so many droid people are now switching to iPhone? there is only so much of being constantly...
good point, Google may instead just abandon Android - gradually - and replace it with the Chrome Phone. might even try to become an OEM again to make real $'s from its technology. but no, a web based OS can't totally replace local hardware in any meaningful timeframe. it just won't be possible to always be connected for various reasons, and some heavy duty processing has to be done local, especially the extremely popular camera/video stuff. yes, the chips will become so...
 you're right! because once you become THE BIGGEST COMPANY IN THE WORLD, MAKING THE MOST MONEY EVER, why you have nowhere to go but down! ironclad logic there. and in the long run of course, we all die. sic tempus fugit! but of course Google will be exempt from such mortality. not "irreplaceable," tho. "inescapable" is the goal - Skynet.
oh sure, there will be billions of cheap droid phones of some kind around the world for many years to come. made by dozens of developing world companies we never hear of here. Google doesn't give a damn what happens to any OEM as a result. so the big name brands we do recognize like Samsung, Sony, and the rest will be pushed out of the market one by one, unable to compete at either the high or low end of the market and bleeding cash as long as they try. but at some point -...
looking at the many web pieces about Apple's big numbers, not one of them even mentioned what i think is a key, if not THE key, to the iPhone's soaring popularity - its much superior user security. (of course that extends to the entire Apple products/ecosystem too.)   there is just no denying that Android is far more dangerous in many ways, and with the constant drumbeat of "hacking" episodes of all kinds in the news globally, plus identity theft and all the rest,...
with all this momentum the AWatch will be a huge hit and add another large bump to the Spring quarter revenues. but as many note it's the super-sticky Apple ecosystem that really is the foundation. and with much more coming with Apple Pay, Car Play, Home Kit and Health Kit this year, that ecosystem will become even more compelling.
no no no When Apple announced the iWatch, it presented an actual finished physical product with pre-production hardware samples on hand and at the announcement. its beta software was not ready for hands-on demo then, but the fact is that it will be going on sale now about six months later. and the same was true of the original iPhone announcement btw. that is not "vaporware" in any sense of that term and it is totally ridiculous to say it is. MS' so-called HoloLens is at...
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