Tim Bajarin: Four industries Apple can still disrupt

“Over the last ten years, Apple has done a rather amazing job of disrupting several industries. By my account, it has dramatically impacted the PC, tablet, consumer electronics, telecommunication, and music industries in a big way. But no stopping there; I believe it is on the cusp of disrupting at least four more major industries within the next three to five years,” Tim Bajarin writes for PC Magazine.

“The first industry it will shake up is the TV industry,” Bajarin writes. “While Siri applied to the iPhone is a good start for Apple, I am convinced that it will apply Siri to all of its products in the future. On the TV, it could have a dramatic effect on the way people interact with their televisions in the future. And since Apple can tie it to its iTunes and iCloud services as well, it will make it very difficult for competitors to catch up anytime soon. This will be the most disruptive advance in the television industry since the introduction of color. It will eventually bury the remote and put the entire TV industry on a course to use voice as the new ‘remote.'”

Bajarin writes, “The second industry Apple is poised to disrupt is the auto industry… Imagine if Apple began working with the auto companies directly and, perhaps, was able to get a 7-inch iPad with iOS into these cars. Of course, it would have Siri’s smart voice UI and voice comprehension technology.”

Read more in the full article – recommended here.

MacDailyNews Note: The other two industries come in Bajarin’s “Part 2” article next week.


  1. Apple should work with a small car company to reinvent the electric car. Apple contributes toward design and software, and the car company executes the required auto engineering, testing, and manufacturing. For marketing purposes, it will be an Apple-branded car.

    Tesla Motors comes to mind; they are located in Silicon Vally, already make electric cars on a small scale, and apparently own part of the former GM-Toyota “NUMMI” auto plant in nearby Fremont, CA.

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