Originally Posted by RegurgitatedCoprolite
Indeed, Ms. Ahrendts is huge deal for Apple, more so than most people realize. Retail, sad to say, has suffered a lot since Ron Johnson departed. This news has to give the Retail employees a big boost.
I absolutely love the fact that Angela is coming to Apple, and that other very intelligent women like Marissa Mayer are cosying up to Apple and getting the respect and media attention that they so deserve.
Let's face it, tech has been the realm and sandbox for the boys to play in forever. It's about time we let the other, more beautiful and pragmatic half of the planet take a serious shot at letting us know where we have unnecessarily complicated things with our primitive "pails, shovels and back hoes", and bring an even more humanist and organic experience and approach than even Apple has given us thus far.
Also, women are far more willing to pay for utility AND style... often much more... see shoes, bags and accessories as an example. I would venture to say that a huge amount of the growth of Apple is due to women finding it approachable and useful tech... and the iPod and iPhones being truthfully the first "wearables" in their eyes. If Apple is going to be successful with ANY future wearable tech... they best talk to the ladies first about that and give them a say in how it looks and works. This is what will set Apple wearables apart from the competition and "cheap Asian Knock-Offs".
There's a ton of growth still left in the tech market, and I seriously believe it will be that "other half" of our species that will influence it, and quite possibly make it better and far less complicated, even for us tech dudes.
*** This coming from the guy that missed the only goal of the CL game last night between Real:Bayern updating/fixing Spotify and iMessage for his ex on her iPad! Felt like "sand in my boxers and socks" after that howler by the Bayern defense when catching the replay amid, "is it working yet?"..... grrrr!!