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February 19, 2013

Watching for the iWatch

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:55 am

Apple is sorely in need of some new product to help keep up the enthusiasm, not only of its fan base but of Wall Street as well. One of the soon-to-be products is the iWatch, which I would view as a wearable form of iPod. Can’t figure out whether such a thing is necessary, but my guess is that all the trendy kids will have one so everyone else will buy one too.

The link below covers the iWatch briefly; it’s edited by former Apple executive Jean-Louis Gassée.

Link

6 Comments

  1. have you seen the new Ubuntu phone/tablet/desktop integration? it looks like Ubuntu is doing what MS has failed to do with win8/metro and it will be more interesting to use than Apple products
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h384z7Ph0gU

    Comment by BradC — February 19, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

  2. Reminds me of an Apple video. Have you see the Google Chrome book? Looks like Microsoft is going to be hurting from all sides!

    Comment by admin — February 19, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

  3. >>”Have you see the Google Chrome book?”

    I’ll give Google credit for making a semi-decent smartphone OS with Android. But Chrome book is just another hamfigured attempt at getting users to do all their computing on the cloud.

    Comment by BradC — February 19, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

  4. Isn’t that what Microsoft is after?

    I believe we’re seeing another market split, as happened back in the early 80s. Back then there was Apple, CP/M, MS-DOS, and a few others. Each platform kept to its own and you couldn’t even exchange disks (not well, at least). Now the cloud services are what separates us. Some people use the iCloud, some Google, and a scant few use Microsoft. They all want that audience, and each partner is doing well to secure its base. E.g., I had to move from Mobile Me (now iCloud) to Google when I upgraded from my iPhone to my Droid X.

    Ubuntu may be onto something here, but do they have the clout to pull it off?

    Comment by admin — February 19, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

  5. I agree with you that MS, Apple, Google, everyone is trying to break up platforms into devices, similar to how old computers were not separated by CPUs or OS’s but by the computer brand itself. This is why MS is trying to destroy the x86 platform, despite having 90% marketshare, they are making less money than Apple due to piracy. x86 is killing them and they will do anything to get the hardware manufacturers to start building mobile devices like tablets to cash in on what Apple has. They dont need the cloud to do this, the cloud is just part of the whole ecosystem of these mobile devices.

    >>”Ubuntu may be onto something here, but do they have the clout to pull it off?”

    no they dont, and its going to be interesting to see if MS, Apple, Google can put the squeeze on the hardware manufacturers to push out Ubuntu

    Comment by BradC — February 19, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

  6. That’s kind of sad. Ubuntu was the last Linux “distro” I installed, a long time ago. I really wish I could play with Linux more, but time is so precious. I have an old PC I retired and I keep looking at it, wondering if I had the time to do Linux again. Or, heck, maybe just buy their phone/tablet/laptop thing?

    Comment by admin — February 19, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

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