Linked by MOS6510 on Sun 6th Oct 2013 10:59 UTC

This wasn't Grignon's typical route to work. He was a senior engineer at Apple in Cupertino, the town just west of Campbell. His morning drive typically covered seven miles and took exactly 15 minutes. But today was different. He was going to watch his boss, Steve Jobs, make history at the Macworld trade show in San Francisco. Apple fans had for years begged Jobs to put a cellphone inside their iPods so they could stop carrying two devices in their pockets. Jobs was about to fulfill that wish. Grignon and some colleagues would spend the night at a nearby hotel, and around 10 a.m. the following day they - along with the rest of the world - would watch Jobs unveil the first iPhone.

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Next thing
by Treza on Sun 6th Oct 2013 11:27 UTC
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Apple never really created new technologies but instead turned them into mainstream : Personal Computers, Smartphones, media players.

I wonder what could be the next thing an innovative Apple could re-invent : 3D printers, home robots... What else ?

Making a new TV set or a watch seems would be quite disappointing and it is too late for electric cars...

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RE: Next thing
by shotsman on Sun 6th Oct 2013 12:36 in reply to "Next thing"
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Those Wall St Analysts seem to know what Apple is doing or not doing. It was them who cause thew sharp share price spike last year.
If it was Apple doing that then they'd be in deep shite with the Finacial Regulators but Analysts can seemingly get away with anything (like the Credit Reference Agencies...)

So watch the rumour sites and you might get an idea.
IMHO, there are plenty of 'things' that could do with sorting out to make it usable for the masses.
Smart TV would be at the top of my list but hey, I'm not an Analysts so what do I know.

I wouldn't put it past them to feed a few iWatch gossips. Look at the shite that has been rushed to market in the hope of beating Apple.

Boeing weren't the first company to start selling a Jet powered Airliner (the 707) but they were the first to get it right. Apple are IMHO in that game.

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RE[2]: Next thing
by Treza on Sun 6th Oct 2013 12:56 in reply to "RE: Next thing"
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I doubt Apple will build airliners.
For one, it is a bit harder to hide that phones.
They are nevertheless following the trend of using plastic [composites] in addition to aluminium.

It would still be something original. SmartTV and watches are so terribly boring!

Edited 2013-10-06 12:57 UTC

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