“The Apple Watch that you won’t be able to escape this week — in the flood of publicity leading up to its release — is likely to be many things: A best-seller by the standards of smartwatches, an evolution in the identity of Apple, and a watershed in the history of wearables,” Christopher Mims writes for The Wall Street Journal. “But it won’t, strictly speaking, be the future… Anyone who isn’t a self-described early adopter might want to avoid the entire category of wearables, at least for a few more years.”
“That’s my conclusion after talking to many of the people who will be most responsible for the immediate future of smartwatches and other wearable devices,” Mims writes. “‘Right now there is tremendous innovation in [display technology for smartwatches],’ says David Singleton, director of engineering for Android Wear, Google Inc.’s software for smartwatches. ‘Next year’s technology will be a step change from last year’s. And, if you asked me which will dominate in five years, I couldn’t tell you which will,’ he adds.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Is this article a joke? Is the WSJ proud of dung piles such as this? Even Walt, back when we was inserting the word “Android” every other word in his WSJ Apple iPhone reviews (forced to do so?) was leagues better than this.
Mims claims he talked to “many of the people who will be most responsible for the immediate future of smartwatches and other wearable devices,” but he lied.
He didn’t talk to Apple.
What a big surprise that the Android Wear doofus doesn’t get it! (dripping sarcasm)
Deer-in-the-headlights is waiting for his Apple Watch to arrive, so he can begin to do his actual job – cloning, not innovating.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “David E.” for the heads up.]