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  • Withings BeamO is a 4-in-1 checkup device that does more than take your temperature

    BeamO looks like a solid design addressing important medical information.  At the same time the price is a turn off - I'll wait until it's under $100.  That is the critical price point for consumer medical devices connecting to Apple iPhones.   For a lot of potential customers the current price point blocks the higher volume need for value sales.  

    I'll make a note to check in again in August (when I turn 80),
  • Apple Vision Pro $3,499 mixed-reality headset launches at WWDC after years of rumors

    The hour plus introduction reminded me of the long intro to the iPhone 6 months before launch.  Not everyone was impressed with it immediately after the intro by Steve Jobs, but there were long lines at the Apple Stores on the Launch Date.  Forget the price barrier - there are millions in the US who can afford one the first week or so, and then there are more outside the US.  Just like the iPhone, price will not be a barrier for those with above average incomes. 

    And, just like the iPhone's introduction, competition in this market were given a heads up yesterday and have already spent an al nighter trying to figure out all the challenges they now face now that the public has seen how Apple has redefined the market.

    And let's give some thought to how servicing companies are going to react.  We have a first glance at Disney's efforts, which should spur other media companies on what they should be looking at.

    I would love to buy one next January, but I'll pass.  I'm 78 and might not be around in January - especially after 5 cancer surgeries.  I've also been married 54 years and don't want to run the wife off, especially after she suggested that I buy a new M2 MB Air last month.

    Not a lot of folks will not be able to buy one at the "Intro Price", but they can have a grand year following the news for the next few years - including how many people will line up outside the Apple Stores on Day One.
  • Battle of the sexes: Men and women like different iPhone models

    Women generally have smaller hands and the smaller iPhones are more comfortable in their hands.  Pocket sizes for women's clothes are more in tune with smaller hands - look around to see how many women have their phones in their hip pockets.  
  • Apple struggles to break free from Samsung display reliance

    thadec said:
    The editorial slant of this article is amazing. What is Samsung supposed to do? Let Apple take their IP and use it to create a competing product? Without even licensing it or paying for it? I know that people have this "every other global corporation is cutthroat and sometimes shady but Apple who is 100% above board" but consider this context:

    Y0u seem to ignore that Samsung Lost a major case on the iPhone where a jury awards Apple a billion dollars for that theft.  Samsung has a real problem with Apple from that blatant theft, where try needed lawyers instead of designers and engineers to develop their own Apple type phone I order to get out of paying that award.   

    At some point Apple will ban Samsung from their products and Samsung share holders will  dump the Samsung Executive,  
  • New 24-inch iMac in production testing, but won't ship until late 2023

    My first iMac was a 20" G5 - loaded and I thought it was a monster - biggest screen I had ever used,  Now I "may" buy a 27" iMac if the price is right, but I would be just as happy with the 24" version. At my age (78) it might be nice to see movies on the bigger screen, but I can always put my `13" MBP on my beii and be just as happy.

    Best value for me would probably be a 15" M3 MBA and the very old Apple display that is somewhere in the house.  For an old fart who first had to write programs using punch cards just thinking about a new M3 15" MBA is grand,  I'll trade in my 13" MBP and get it even cheaper.  The savings over other options would be enough to put with FF Miles and take my wife to Ireland this summer!