Apple on medical tech hiring spree, a possible hint of iWatch plans

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willich6 wrote:

I continue to believe that Apple will innovate it’s way to future success. The Ipad/Iphone markets are getting saturated and going commodity; so Apple is overdue for a bold move in a new direction..

May 05, 2014 8:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Apple is a company that has focused not just delivering products but on products-in-use. iPod changed how we listen to music. iPhone changed what we do with the phones (less talking and more apps). iPad changed what we do with computers. At the core of these three products-in-use is the role of app stores. With health, Apple needs to focus on making individuals instrument (quantify) their health and wellness in easy ways. It also needs expanded ecosystems of healthcare partners and that is the big challenge. It is more complex than having music labels agreeing to iTunes as the core software or mobile operators agreeing to the subsidy model for iPhones. The potential share of the healthcare $ that Apple could extract will depend on how Apple orchestrates the still nascent digital health ecosystems that put patents at the center.

May 05, 2014 1:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DougAnderson wrote:

@willich6

The only place where Apple has innovated is in marketing, where they have successfully convinced chumps (see: Venkatraman101) to spend $500 on a $50 product every year.

May 06, 2014 4:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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