Apple is working on a new novelty, a watch with all the trappings of an iPhone and I wonder if such a product could be successful. Now Apple has revolutionized some market stagnant consumer product items, i.e., the tablet pc and the mobile phone, leaving its competitors in a never-ending catch up cycle and people like me craving for the newest life enhancing product from them. Starting with the release of the iPhone, a device that made the luddites in our society an Apple evangelist; the touch interface that Apple applied to the ubiquitous mobile phone design was conceptually, a technological evolution that Apple was rewarded for. Over the years they made it smaller, thinner, and faster and it was incredible.
Apple and its Midas touch
Apple wasn’t a one hit wonder, there were other down on its luck technology products that were near extinction. Other companies had tried it in the past and it just sort of faded away, that is until Apple turned its attention to it and gave it a powerful second coming. The iPad was introduced and the tablet market surged back like a bull in heat. Utilizing the same touch interface coupled with Apple’s design aesthetic, the iPad was a stunning piece of something to possess. Competitors built similar products on the back of this new market interest in tablet PC’s and consumer interest is steadily burning. Apple again reignited another market and improved our GDP.
The market is saturated with Apple
Apple’s third big act is coming and while its history of performance for successfully bringing back market demand for stale technology products is a great one, this new product may fail. This new product being dubbed the iWatch, as the name alludes, is a watch that will feature the Apple design aesthetic, coupled with their fluid touchscreen functionality. Considering the nature of the watch, how it sits so publicly on the wrists, the Apple iWatch will be novel and a category defining electronic accessory, thought not for the watch, but for the person who puts this on. This new watch will be an accessory for a certain group of people whom I will term ‘the cult’. What a day it will be when you walk into a Starbucks and find a person talking on an iPhone while taking notes on an iPad, looking through email on their apple laptop, while checking time on their iWatch. To top it all, they’ll be wearing Apple shoes and jeans (When are they coming out with those, I can’t wait)
The Apple Refrigerator – the future of Apple
As Apple revamps the old watch and television that we’ve been so acquainted with, the next question is how will Apple expand. After the release of the iWatch and iTV, its open season on appliances of all sorts. I envision an Apple refrigerator, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, all with the intuitive aesthetic that we’ve come to know as apple.
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