The Apple Store works because people love Apple products and services. The Microsoft and Amazon storefronts do not work, because no one is crazy-passionate about Windows or Alexa.
Why do people put YETI bumper stickers on their cars? Why did Apple include little Apple logos for people to put on everything? That oblong “O” you see on trucks and cars everywhere, for Oakley, how did the brand get so big, and so powerful that people are essentially putting ads on their vehicles for […]
Update, Moore’s Law, April 2018. Here’s my 2012 MacBook Pro stats. I’ve got a 500 mb solid state drive (SSD). And the real miss, so far, is the processor that has not done much but nudge up the speed in the last SIX YEARS. And the touchbar is a meh design feature, and I hear […]
Okay, so it’s been no mystery that the Apple Watch 2.0 has been kind of a bust. All of us with Apple Watch 1.0s were looking forward to a big upgrade or some major difference and what we got was “waterproofing” and GPS built-in. Not such a huge win if the watch was already on […]
Yes, the iPhone growth has plateaued. And Apple’s stock is falling. But here’s a little note about why you shouldn’t be panicking. The iPhone growth rates were stupidly high – since the release of the iPhone it has broken all sales records The iPhone 7 is faster, but doesn’t really offer a new “must have” […]
Okay, I splurged and got the 7 Plus with 128 gigs of ram. Woohoo! And so far… I’m thinking “no big deal.” Yes, it’s a bit faster than my original 6. Yes, it’s bigger, but I’m still not sure I like the larger form factor. (It’s harder to text with one hand.) And yes, the […]
So here’s the bottom line. If you want an Apple Watch you can probably get by with the v 1.0 for a lot less than a v 2.0. If you have an iPhone you don’t need a v 2.0.
Apple keeps releasing new versions (finish and bands) but until the Apple Watch 2.0 comes out, we’re not seeing any evolution in form factor or performance. I want the Apple Watch to WIN. I want it to be a mass market product and find its way into hundreds of form factors.
So I’ve been a bit disillusioned of my 38mm Apple Watch lately. (I’d Sell My Apple Watch, But… I’m Still Dreaming of a Killer App) This morning after writing the scathing review of the LINK I had a slight epiphany. I loved playing with the Apple Watch faces. And while the palette is somewhat limited, you […]
Today I was putting a new watch band on my Apple Watch when I caught this view of it on my counter. It’s really not all that impressive. When my cat swiped it onto the floor I was even more amazed at how much buzz we’ve given this tiny device. Yeah. It’s a watch. Sure […]
I know what the killer app will be on my Apple Watch. Heck, Apple has gotten half-way there with the Fitness app. But it’s not quite right. Here’s what I think the killer app would be with this first rev of the Apple Watch. (I have the 38mm sport version.) The real training app for […]
Let’s see how the Apple Watch has become more than a watch in my first 30-days with it.