3 small announcements that hint at Apple’s big future

“Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is generally the company’s blueprint for at least the next year, as it shows off improvements to its core platforms,” Dan Moren writes for Macworld. “But for the last six years, the company’s fall event has boasted a more tangible realization of that future in the form of a new iPhone.”

“This year, Apple’s iPhone X made that future overt, with Apple indicating that it was once again skating to where the puck will be,” Moren writes. “But though that might be the most obvious indication of Apple’s future designs, there were a handful of smaller announcements sprinkled in the keynote that also indicated where the company might be putting its attention in the coming years.”

• Wireless in the blood
• Custom Apple silicon
• Embedded Apple SIMs

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: You can see the pieces falling into place.

Going beyond what Moren discusses: We can’t wait to see the world in a whole new way through Apple’s AR Glasses!

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Augmented Reality: Apple’s revolutionary offering leaves Google’s Android woefully behind – June 26, 2017
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UBS: Apple may eventually launch ‘iGlass’ smart glasses – June 20, 2017
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Apple began working on augmented reality glasses more than a year ago, sources say – March 27, 2017


  1. I was intrigued to find out that the Watch had an embedded SIM instead of the conventional sort. Just like Dan Moren, I felt that incorporating an embedded SIM establishes a precedent making it easier for future iPhones to do away with conventional SIM cards.

    I can remember a number of occasions over the last ten years when Apple has proposed an alternative to a removable SIM, but encountered resistance from carriers. Apple has made the iPhone such a popular product that carriers would be insane to refuse to allow iPhones on their networks. If Apple does eliminate removable SIMs, then the carriers would have to go along with it. Few of us have any allegiance to our carrier, but most of us wouldn’t hesitate to switch carrier if our existing one refused to support iPhones.

    1. Amen. I was a Verizon customer until the iPhone came out. I switched to AT&T the very day my contract was up because the iPhone was exclusive to AT&T back then. 9 years later, I’m still with AT&T. Trust me. If someone doesn’t cooperate with Apple, I’m gone.

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