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Presumably one stares at a Apple Watch with the screen active. That draws more power (probably most of the power the device uses.) I suppose you could stare at Apple Watch with the screen blank/off. Perhaps Edition owners will do that just to admire its looks. It is really hard to tell at this point what the capabilities will be on launch day. I expect a very thorough (and big) media event shortly before the device is ready for sale and delivery. The event will detail many...
There are applications for wearable glasses. This Sony...thing...isn't one of them. Eww. I can see things like cycling glasses with HUD type info (mostly for serious athletes.) I also understand there has been some work on HUD type displays for contact lenses. You can image the FDA regulatory and medical risk challenges.
Well...The last few upgrades I've gotten for my Mac were all free. I think I got it with 10.5 installed, and haven't paid for an upgrade all the way to Yosemite.   Agreed. The interesting comparison is to the original iPhone: it wouldn't run third party apps on launch day. Seems kind of funny in hindsight, doesn't it? 
I seem to remember that the first iPhone had a pricing gaff that Steve had to remedy. IIRC, the initial price was rethought by Apple, and they dropped it by a significant amount after many first adopters stood in line (or ordered immediately) and paid the original price. I think Apple gave store credit to them as a way to "make it right." Apple has had a few public goofs, and I think they learned from them. Maps, iDisk/MobileMe, and iOS8.1.1 spring to mind. I expect them...
 Line forms behind me. I'm buying two. All I can say is that I can't afford the edition. Other than that, I'm still not sure which ones it will be.  There's a strategy of scarcity leading to desire too. Of course, it can't be taken to extremes...
This is interesting:   http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/02/16/apple-wants-to-own-the-dashboard/23519593/   iDash is far more likely. I can see Apple making car parts - they are great at making human/machine interfaces. I bought a truck years ago: the steering wheel blocked the speedometer from view.     A whole car is very unlikely IMHO.   I can also see Apple getting involved in home energy solutions. Things like inverters you can plug into an outlet for...
Concur. You can't sell people the "best products available" without acknowledging that many, if not practically all, are not particularly intelligent. I've been a mac user since 1993. I freely admit there are features in Apple products and OS's that I don't know how to use. I think most people are like that with any technology. Face it - if any new gadget needs an owners manual, it is failed technology. The article's points about the prices of storage are well taken. A 3TB...
Nope.
I agree. I'm certainly an outlier on the issue, but there is very little about cars that excite me. They are transportation to me.  Self-driving cars aren't going to happen in my lifetime. And if I'm wrong, I for one will not only never buy one, but I would never get in one. That said, I would like an electric car, if for no other reason than I can then say I don't ever need to buy another drop of gasoline from the evil oil companies. But the economics of electric cars...
 Tesla is apparently going to sell batteries for home installation and use with solar powered homes. I can see Apple being involved in off grid and grid tie systems. One attractive feature I think that is overlooked on electric cars is being able to power the house from the battery in the car for emergency uses; or perhaps to transport energy to the house to reduce dependence on the utility. If you can charge your car for free (or a very reduced cost) elsewhere - access to...
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