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Think about all the issues of manufacturing and marketing and dealerships, etc. and you will soon see why Apple nor Google will build and sell automobiles.. With major players in that biz as they are it is SYSTEMS the car makers need. The techers need patents and systems to sell. Auto safety is a viable commodity as is self-navigation. The car makers of today don't have what Apple and Google have in that realm. The "secret" is right in from of us. Same with the Appe...
It seems that Apple is NOT working on a car per se. That is well out of their comfort zone. But they MUST, by nature of their business, be working on SYSTEMS that can be used in an automobile! Think "Apple environment " and you'll begin to figure out systems that can be used to install in a vehicle.
Seems right. I was thrilled to leave my wrist watch behind once iphone came along. But as we all know the Apple price doesn't include Apple Care or the cost of apps. Apple Care adds $100 to every purchase....at least. Anything not gold plated, completely water proof and highly durable will not deliver the value for the buck regardless of cost. But aside of all that...we all know that first genre ration products just that. Wait for at least generation 3 or 4. Time will tell...
Nice review. Honest too. The rub, I think, is in calling the device a smart phone. I was trained at the Bell System. Phones were ergonomic, fit in your hand and were built for conversation comfort. Not smart phones. Think of how comfy the old phone handset cupped your ear. The smartphone of today are like talking in to a candy bar. Comfy? Not even an attempt to be that. Cell phones were ergonomic about the time of the flip phone but not any more. There has been no...
Quite rediculous indeed. All comments are very valid. Just who NEEDS one of these? Even Star Trek nixed the idea of a wrist-based communications device in deference to the communicator pin. I know, I was making the wrist prototype to the wrist tricorder when it happened. I envision wearers twisting or flipping their wrists to void the "last entry" or cancel a misunderstood Siri command in a loud environment. And soon after the class action suit on behalf of wearers who've...
Takeo is right! I have been in an in-house department and several agencies. There is too much pressure to stroke your peers and supers. It's not a creative environment. What Apple might have done is buy a really cool little agency and let them work on apple as a client. THAT would have worked better than bringing advertising inside. This type of thinking is not good for Apple or any large firm. If it spreads it will kill creativity all around. To be a top ad athelete you...
Regardless of when it launches or is announced think 6 to 8 month afterward to shake out the bugs and get fixed models in to the pipeline. There is always limited supply and whatever is available always has something that works incorrectly. So, relax. This is just the preshow, guys.
By the time the real product is offered I am completely disinterested in it or what it does or fails to do. It's a pocket computer.
Copying and duplicating is what Asian commerce is based on, I believe, and we see more copies of Western products in Asia than anywhere else. Check out China's copies of Western automobiles! The value of a patent does not bestow easy infringement. If the court were to allow this line of reasoning to go forward the value of all patents and trademarks would be in danger. Patent value is irrelevant to infringement. We need to hold this law and the views attached to it high....
There are some pretty sophisticated ventilation systems out there. Take Norstrom for example. Their stores have a special fragrance that is used throughout the store in order to keep the shopping experience pleasant.    Apple stores I believe, do not have such a system. Supermarkets keep their temperature low to keep the packaging odors from being noticed. Its not the food but the various types of plastics that have an unctuous odor. People too have various odors, clean...
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