It’s a feature, not a product.
There’s been a heap of chatter recently about what Apple’s new iThing might be, the noise around this has gotten even louder since Apple started inviting people to a typically mysterious press event.
Naturally my inner fanboi is gunning for iPhone+some new iThing, but if that iThing actually ends up being an iWatch the question in my mind is: How is that useful?
It’s probably a mistake to categorize whatever the new thing is as a watch. It might actually end up being called iWatch but just like the iPhone, I really believe the name is just a label.
In the case of the iPhone, what’s become clearer and clearer over time is while it’s sold as a smartphone the iPhone’s primary reason to exist is that it’s a pocket sized, Internet connected computer you can take pretty much anywhere. ‘Phone’ is an app, a feature. The iPod functionally was renamed 'Music’, a feature. Each app...
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