IPhone 7

IPhone 7

The Iphone 7 has arrived! Really the way I see it it’s really nothing to get to excited about. Why would I say this when people are flocking to the stores to get their hands on one? It’s easy, innovation is by it’s very term adding something new to the table. When you take a product and remove something it might be a step backwards? Or is it in reality a great marketing tool? So this is what I am thinking. Apple people are sitting around and they are talking about how to make more money with a product that a lot of people already have? Well it’s simple really just remove the head phone jack and then everyone will want to buy their new blue tooth ear buds, right? No wrong, did you ever try to keep the current ear buds in your ears? Mine always fell out but the cord always kept them from getting lost. Now with the new blue tooth ones you will be jogging along and one pops out it is gone for ever. Well back to the Apple store you go to buy a replacement set. My wife was due for a phone upgrade and we thought about switching to the Samsung phone but we had one little issue. All of her music was bought using the ITunes store. I asked around and there was no one that could tell me if we could move her music to the new brand. In the end she got the IPhone 6S. Why didn’t we jump on the band wagon and go for the new 7? Really it came down to cost. We got the 6S for about $15.00 less per month. There was really no reason that I could see to buy the new 7, it really does nothing new and exciting. I am not bashing the new phone really. I just think that Apple needs to change the phone industry once again, they did it years ago and with the smart people they have working at Apple I think they could do it again? The watch is a step in the correct direction, but how can you get the masses to buy something that most people stopped wearing years ago for so much money? Drop the watch to $100.00 and you might see a spike in the Apple stock once again. ┬áJust for the record, I am an Apple fan boy. I have been using Apple products for years.

Wearable Computers

For years we have heard someone or even have seen in movies people wearing computers in one way or another. Do you think wearable computers are the thing of the future and do you think you would ever want to be wearing any form of a computer on your body?

Google has released or shall I say to a select few thousand or so people what they refer to as Google Glass. This is a pair of wearable glasses that contain a camera on the right side of your head over your right eye. You use a finger to activate the glass or you can simply say GLASS! Once you give the command you can ask glass to take a picture. Is this usable? Some people think that it is just because they want to be the cool kids on the block. I on the other hand find this to be useless to the point that I would never drop the asking price of this date of $1500.00.

Next we have Samsung who designed a wearable watch, what did I say? Yes I said a watch. What a really innovative idea right? Not really there have been watching out for years, even my grand dad wore a watch each day into the mines. Now I have to say my wife seen one of these at a local store and said this would be a really cool phone. I agree it could be a really cool phone if you didn’t did a phone to attach it to! She was blown away that a company would invent something that would require you to buy another product from them. It could even be better if this watch would connect via blue tooth to any phone not just the Note.

Now it has been rumored and I say rumored that Apple is also in the hunt for the red watch, remember hunt for red October? Okay any way they are said to be working on a watch also that you would be able to tweet from and maybe even catch the time?

My take on wearable computers is that it could be cool but on the other hand how many people do you know that say they try to get away from their computers. Is it not enough that most of Americans have a smart phone and now they are pulling them out of their pockets every time you turn around?

At the end of the day; I wish I knew what the next big thing will be but I don’t think it will be a wearable anything.

Google Glass