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This will be great for shooting surfing videos. And other sports. And not a whole lot more. Because the best cat videos consist of close-ups.
Oops.  Forgot to say "mobile computing" somewhere in there.  (And absolutely, mobile computing will devolve into "disposable electronics".)There will always be a place for big-screen 8K pixel-perfection: the living room.Or maybe by the time 8K TVs become affordable, we'll have room-filling holographic 3D displays.Again, like in the movie "Her."
All excellent points.  I think, to split hairs, we can divide the PC era into sub-eras: pre-internet and internet.Pre-internet ('80s to early '90s) there was DOS, there were floppy discs, and there were Ethernet LANs.PCs were for desktop publishing, grinding out spreadsheets, etc. and then sending it all to your boss on the LAN.Internet access allowed PCs to be used for searching the web, doing online research, and communicating globally.PCs went from being local LAN...
Not to worry.  The post-PC era has barely even begun. The Wintel PC era started in the '90s. The DOS PC era started in the '80s. The general "personal computing" era started in the '60s. Plenty of time for iPad to take over in the post-PC era.
 Exactly.  Apple wouldn't necessarily need to handle the transactions themselves through iTunes.  And if the Visa system is open, any device manufacturer (Apple, Samsung, LG, whoever) could use it.  NFC, Bluetooth, whatever.  Pick the best solution.  So what's in it for Apple?  How does an open system and a non-exclusive deal with Visa do anything at all for Apple? Apple already has a vastly superior security system.  iPhone 5S and iOS 7 are already there and they are very...
And not a moment too soon. Pretty much all of the pieces are in place for an Apple disruption of mobile purchase (and retail in general). Touch ID authentication and Touch ID API in iOS 8, Secure Enclave on-device encrypted storage, hundreds of millions of iTunes accounts with credit card numbers, Passbook for virtual vendor loyalty cards, iBeacon for in-store navigation and notifications, and EasyPay for zero-wait purchase and checkout (as used in 428 Apple Stores...
 That's exactly what I think.  I'd add that Steve was an expert in picking milestones between what Apple could ship now and what he wanted Apple to ship in the future.  And in working with Jony Ive to make those milestones interesting and successful products.  For example, the iMac's progression from CRT blob to all-in-one with LCD screen.  I wouldn't be surprised if Steve and Jony decided that the ultimate goal would be a fully recyclable 5mm thick iMac, essentially just...
 Some features and details of Apple products really felt like semi-bad ideas that Steve Jobs loved and insisted on.Brushed-aluminum skins on OS X, the infamous "hockey puck" iMac mouse, the dead-end skeuomorphism of old iOS, etc.The company eventually got rid of all of those features and details, all for the better. But Amazon had better clean up the GUI of the Fire Phone ASAP.  The thing reeks of Bezos' pet project ideas.Too gimmicky for a professional designer to have...
... aaaand the stock is up $2.80 today. That's roughly a 3% jump. Just FYI.
 This is what the CIO / CTO says when Wolf of Wall Street wannabes all bring their own iPhones.I imagine things are a bit different when the CEO wants to use an iPhone.
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