“Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook defended the company’s record of innovation under his stewardship, saying he expected it would release ‘several more game changers’ and hinting that wearable computers could be among them,” Alexei Oreskovic and Poornima Gupta report for Reuters. “‘It’s an area where it’s ripe for exploration,’ Cook said on Tuesday at the All Things Digital conference, an annual gathering of technology and media executives in the California coastal resort town of Rancho Palos Verdes.”
“Cook stopped short of clarifying if Apple was working on wearable products amid speculation that it is developing a smartwatch, saying only that wearable computers had to be compelling,” Oreskovic and Gupta report. “He added that Google’s Glass — a cross between a mobile computer and eyeglasses that can both record video and access the Internet — is likely to have only limited appeal.”
MacDailyNews Take: Google Glass will be very big among the creeper set.
Oreskovic and Gupta report, “Cook also said he has a “grand vision” for television that goes beyond an existing $99 Apple TV streaming device, but did not go into details… The sense that Apple has lost some of its luster was evidenced when one member of the audience criticized the company for its apparent lack of exciting new technologies and compared Cook to Gil Amelio, a former Apple CEO who presided over a low point in Apple’s history during the mid-1990s. ‘We believe very much in the element of surprise,’ Cook responded. ‘”We think customers love surprises.'”
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