Channeling your inner John Dvorak, are you?
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Historical implications? I suspect Jony needs to take a modesty pill. This is not a vaccine for Ebola, a cure for cancer, or faster-than-light travel.
It's just a watch.
C'mon, I can be an Apple fan without loving everything they do. Hope I'm wrong about the watch but I honestly don't think much of it.
Well, yes, but so did phones...
before and including the portable family.
As a (long-time) AAPL investor, I'm ok with that. But I also expect that just like the iPod and iPad, we'll be pleasantly surprised about the product itself.
It is certainly going to be exiting to see how this watch will sell! When I first heard that Apple was making a phone, my response was a big surprise, because this was a fairly mature market, and I didn't believe it was possible to take on the big entrenched manufacturers who owned that market...
I won't be getting the iPhone though, I will stick to my expensive Swiss watch with its beautiful mechanical drive. It is everything a watch could be, including 15 000 ft waterproof, it doesn't give very accurate time, but who cares, I alway carry my iPhone!
However my sons never use a watch, it will be interesting too see if that changes, and if it does, this will be huge!
When I heard that Apple was making a phone I was happy as hell... I knew it would be an iMac in your pocket [that could also make calls]. A dream that I think Steve had ever since he brought out the Mac. I just knew it would be a success.
The watch... I think it will have very slow beginnings.
There is a chasm of difference between "thinking" and "looking." You're doing way too much of the former which may very well color the latter. Silly.
Maybe he's a Boston fan. Those don't look pink on my display.
Get out or your muck of thinking! This will be yet another game changer, and its effects will be profound and FAST!
When I got my first Mac, a very long time from now, I was absolutely certain this would be the future. But there was one thing I didn't understand, being (at that time) fluent in Unix; why would anybody build an operating system all the way from the bottom instead of making a shell to Unix?
Time will tell.
Apple would sooner hire up like they're doing in health. Microsoft is good at cloud, but its not a mystery how to do it well. It will simply take a determination on the part of Apple to play more deeply in that space. As for big data analytics, Apple can acquire that via any number of existing companies and start-ups.