11 hours ago, magicalclick wrote
You are saying smart phone, tablet, smart watch are ulgy. So, they will release their designed version 3 years later and say they revolutionized the world.
Yup, and they won't be lying.
When you come up with it, it's an invention
When you get the world to use it and show the competition where they've been going wrong so they can benefit too, it's a revolution.
Apple never claimed to have invented USB, or smartphones, or tablets, but they were instrumental in getting them broadly accepted outside of the geek market. Tablets have been languishing in specialist markets for a decade before Apple got involved.
They're not exactly languishing now; in fact, they've been causing serious dents in the PC market for some time now.
So when Apple says they've revolutionised a marketplace then I don't think it's unfair to say they did.
And you say that Apple will not come up with their version for three years? Make that ten.
The first prototypes of the iPad predate the iPhone, but Apple didn't release them because they didn't have the tech to make them thin, light or powerful enough to be any different than the dross that was already on the market. Before they could do that, they needed to do a few other things first, the most important being to create the world's best mobile processor design shop, in house.
Apple doesn't enter every market, even if that market is massive. What they're looking for is an enabler. The tech pundits are all over the Apple watch, dissecting it from rumours and prototypes (apparently there are 3000 of them in circulation already). They're classing it as Apple's next big thing or next big failure. Unfortunately, they're looking in the wrong direction. Apple's next big thing has already landed: Apple Pay. Apple wants to revolutionise how we pay for stuff. Did they invent mobile payments? Will they bring about the end of the insecure credit/debit card? Probably. Early users have noticed that they get an alert when a linked card is used, in some cases this has happened before the owner realises the card was stolen.
The Apple watch is really another extension of Apple Pay. You can take your phone out of your pocket to pay for stuff, or you can just move your wrist closer to the reader.
Now, VR helmets? Still not sure. Having snooped around the web, it does appear to be something they've been looking into since 2006, but Apple looks into a lot of things that either don't bear fruit, or turn out to be real stinkers. If they go into VR then it will have to be something that people will use beyond geek curiosity . . . and it can't make consumers look weird while they're using it.