“As 2013 draws to a close, Tim Cook is feeling good. The holiday quarter once again proved that Apple’s products and stores can draw a crowd,” Dan Farber writes for CNET.
“In the coming year, Apple will continue its wash, rinse, repeat cycle, incrementally refreshing the iPads, iPhones, and Macs with more speed, less weight, longer battery life, additional sensors, and improved apps,” Farber writes. “There are also hints that 2014 won’t be another year of just incremental improvements like 2013. Apple could reveal something more dramatic and groundbreaking than adding a fingerprint sensor to an iPad or delivering iPhones and iPads with bigger screens and better cameras, or finally shipping the powerful R2-D2- looking Mac Pro.”
MacDailyNews Take: As if the world’s first 64-bit smartphone and tablets are incremental improvements. iBeacon alone is more dramatic and groundbreaking than anything Mr. Myopic seems to grasp.
“Apple is rumored to be working on several products that could be eventually pitched as the “most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.” According to reports, Apple has in excess of 100 people working on an “iWatch.” The company has trademarked the iWatch name around the world, and has filed 79 patents containing the word ‘wrist,'” Farber writes. “The shift to mobile, wearable, augmented reality computing is just at its beginning. It’s a new world and Apple’s reign as a market maker and arbiter of good taste could be toppled. For that reason, the pressure is on Apple to make sure that 2014 has something more to keep its devoted fans in the fold than another cycle of upgrades.”
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