The Next Supercycle is Coming

The next Apple “supercycle” is coming… The reason Apple will likely experience another “supercycle” at the end of 2018, going into 2019, is because the iPhone X form factor is the most radical change in design since the iPhone 4. It’s so obvious to me that this will happen and here are four reasons why: The iPhone X is the hottest selling, most popular iPhone model among all iPhones. It has been the best selling iPhone since it was released late last year. Apple is expected to launch a larger…

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Apple Has Certain “Friend” Like Qualities…

Friends exist across a spectrum based on how they make us feel, how reliable they are, etc. Friends are also attractive in some way… We have a chemistry with our best friends that is something we didn’t intend… It’s just there. I truly look forward to news about Apple. I spend more time with Apple’s products than I do with anything or anyone else. This makes me want Apple to succeed, to keep building great products… I don’t want then to let me down. If a friend is someone we…

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Apple Will Be At One Trillion Within 6 Months

apple will be at 1 trillion

Apple will be at $1 trillion market cap within 6 months. The company is already within a stone’s throw of that psychological milestone… But several anticipated announcements will mostly drive the stock beyond one trillion dollars. New iPhone X Form Factor Model Options Apple is expected to announce at least three new iPhones in the fall. One of them is expected to be a full screen iPhone with a 6.1 inch edge to edge LCD display with a price starting at around $599-$699… If this is true, it would be…

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Is My.Yahoo Officially Dead..?

my.yahoo.com officially dead

**UPDATE** My.Yahoo RSS feeds are working again…  Yahoo overwhelmingly sucks in general… However, until recently (meaning within the last few days) I’ve been using My.Yahoo.com as my homepage. I started using it years ago and it developed into a habit. In fact it was a simple way for me to collect RSS feeds and easily glance stock prices. But I think Yahoo may have finally killed “My.Yahoo”. Yahoo RSS Feeds Not Working For the last week or so, My.Yahoo RSS feeds have not been working… My “My.Yahoo” page looks like…

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What About GDPR for IoT?

what about GPDR for Internet of Things?

It was widely reported that an Amazon Alexa device recorded a family’s conversation without them knowing, and then emailed the recording as a text message to someone in their contacts list. I’m no privacy lawyer, but I’m guessing this would be considered illegal. Smart Speakers… A Solution In Search of a Problem? Honestly, I don’t understand why people have these things in their homes unless they completely trust the company that manufactures them. I would never buy an Amazon smart speaker. I would never buy a Google smart speaker. I use…

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Essential Phone Is Dead

Essential is Dead

Andy Rubin’s fledgling iPhone competitor “Essential” is dead. Bloomberg reports that the company has put itself up for sale in its entirety. Rubin may not have been thinking clearly or was in his own reality distortion field regarding the chances of success. The launch of Essential was not a safe bet (or even a good idea) simply because of the staggering challenges it (any smartphone startup) was going to face in an attempt to go head-to-head with Apple and Samsung. Huge risk, huge upside. In terms of an overall bet,…

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How to Sign Up For The Apple Watch Heart Study

how to sign up for the apple watch health study

I signed up for the Apple Watch Heart Study today. The recent story of Apple Watch wearer Gaston D’Aquino’s made me curious about how the study works… Gaston D’Aquino is a 76 year old man who received a potentially life saving notification on his Apple Watch regarding a potential heart problem. D’Aquino has got about 30 years on me… But as a “middle aged” guy who wears an Apple Watch, I figured… Why the heck not sign up for this free study? Gaston D’Aquino didn’t think anything was wrong with him, either……

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Aspirational Apple

Surprise… The iPhone X is a hit. It’s the best selling smartphone on the market. The analysts calling for Apple’s demise, because of a >$1,000 smartphone, were wrong. Again. I don’t know why people think that a $1,000 iPhone is expensive, considering what it can do… You can run a business off of it, it’s probably more secure than an Android phone, it has cutting edge facial recognition, incredible camera, lightning fast, and more power than a MacBook (and the first space shuttle), is going to be a turnoff for…

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Expect a Multi-Year iPhone Supercycle

Expect a multi-year iPhone supercycle

It’s “beat up on Apple” season again…  And a popular refrain these days is complaining about the lack of a… iPhone supercycle. What is a “Super Cycle”? A “super cycle” or “supercycle” is a term for the massive rush by the over 1 billion worldwide iPhone owners to upgrade their iPhones to the latest model. The last time this happened was after the launch of the iPhone 6 in Q4 2014. As you can see from the chart below from Statista, every year Apple has a huge spike in sales in…

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Apple Lacks Innovation? Get Your Head Examined…

Apple lacks innovation? Get your head examined

Every (insert time period here) there seems to be another article written by some blogger or journalist somewhere insisting that Apple lacks innovation. Writers like to claim that Apple has “killed innovation” or ponder if Apple has lost its “innovation mojo“. For instance, here is a quote from a “mojo” article from 2017 (emphasis and bolding mine): Apple has entered one new product category under Cook. It released the Apple Watch. But it was late to the wearables game and Apple has yet to release figures on sales of the Watch.…

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