“Time may finally be running out for the traditional computer,” Allister Heath reports for The Telegraph. “Looking at the shiny new super-sized iPad Pros tucked away in a special room on the third floor of Apple’s flagship Covent Garden store, complete with detachable keyboards, split view functionality and Apple Pencil stylus, it is clear that the world’s largest company has radical plans to change the way we work.”
“‘I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?’ asks Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, who has just flown into Britain for the launch of the iPad Pro,” Heath reports. “‘Yes, the iPad Pro is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop for many, many people. They will start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones,’ Cook argues.”
“The company hasn’t published a breakdown of the sales of the Apple Watch, but Cook says that ‘I think we will set a new [sales] record this quarter; so things are going well,'” Heath reports. “Cook hints that Apple may have more plans for the health sphere, in a revelation which will intrigue Wall Street, but he doesn’t want the watch itself to become a regulated, government-licensed health product. ‘We don’t want to put the watch through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) process. I wouldn’t mind putting something adjacent to the watch through it, but not the watch, because it would hold us back from innovating too much, the cycles are too long. But you can begin to envision other things that might be adjacent to it — maybe an app, maybe something else.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Notice he didn’t say “Mac.”
So, Apple Smartbands for Apple Watch, anyone?