Every year, Apple upgrades the iPhone with the hope that it makes you feverishly want to buy a new one. It’s worked so well that it’s made them one of the most valuable companies in the world.
Increasingly, it seems like the next iPhone is no iPhone. What does that mean? It’s become less about an Apple device in my pocket. It’s now Apple devices all over me. My favorite Apple devices are now the Apple Watch and my Apple AirPods wireless headphones. I may not have my iPhone on me but I always have my Apple Watch on and I’m increasingly always having my AirPods on.
I’m seeing both the Apple Watch and the Apple AirPods more ubiquitously on people as I go throughout my day. People poo poo’d the Apple Watch when it was launched. They said it was a dud product. Increasingly, more of my friends have one. When I was in NYC, I almost saw just as many Apple AirPods as I saw traditional Apple Ear Buds.
You have to believe, with Apple’s investment in augmented reality and ARKit, Apple Glasses aren’t that far off. Maybe by that point, we’ll have Apple contact lenses that’ll display information on our eyeballs.
The future of the phone isn’t a phone. It’s computers all over you that help you navigate through your life.
I have such respect for folks like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk that are willing to lay it all on the line to make their dreams a reality. Because Elon’s dreams are so big, its an inspiration to the rest of us. Elon is defining the future and so can we.
…its cars go around 5,600 miles between disengagements. To put that into perspective, if Waymo gave one of its cars to someone with a 10-mile commute, that person would only need to take over the wheel about once a year, on average.
For Cruise (a part of General Motors)…
…it went from 35 miles per disengagement in last year’s report to 1,250 miles per disengagement this year.