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Why Apple will enter (and dominate) the wearable technology market

Lex Friedman | May 31, 2013
When Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at length to kick off the D11 conference, he ignited a new firestorm of speculation regarding Apple's stake in the wearable computing market. Rumors have long told us that Apple is working on a smartwatch, but now Cook's latest comments leave me convinced that the company is indeed working on wearable technology. As well it should.

Inventions and evolutions
Apple didn't invent music players, smartphones, or tablets. But the iPod, iPhone, and iPad came to dominate their markets. So when Apple does release its incarnation of wearable technology, expect it to follow paths others have trailblazed but haven't yet perfected. Apple takes inspiration from everywhere, but doesn't release copycats: Whatever wearable technology comes out of Cupertino will be a distinctly Apple product.

We've become spoiled by Apple's continued ability to invent new, awesome product lines. Whenever Apple's wearable tech arrives, it will be just in time.


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