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Apple CEO Cook knocks Google Glass, but finds wearable devices interesting

0. phoneArena 28 May 2013, 21:44 posted on

At D11, Apple CEO Tim Cook played it cool when the subject of wearable devices came up; while calling the marketing interesting, and predicting that a lot of companies will be involved in selling such devices, the Apple executive refused to comment on the rumored Apple iWatch. Cook did praise the Nike FuelBand fitness tracker which he said in the past is a device that he uses often...

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posted on 28 May 2013, 21:49 4

1. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


winning is more than selling?are these lines came from apple?¤®©¤

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:00 3

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5617; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I think it came from Tim Cook.

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:14

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


™®©...

posted on 29 May 2013, 01:22 2

20. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


"winning is about more than making and selling the most devices"

That is actually true from a business point of view; read any entrepreneurship books and you will see this sentence "Success is not about being number one or selling the most, but being at the most optimal position.".

Though, if winning is more than selling the most devices according to tim cook, i wonder what are those lawsuits and injunctions used to stop other products meant to him.

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:09 3

21. ITEngineer (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


"Success is not about being number one or selling the most, but being at the most optimal position.".

Without selling you won't have a business to give you an optimal position.
Selling gives you money for better marketing and better R&D results

Translation in code for a global brand:

Boolean success = false;
Boolean bankrupt = false;

if(selling >= optimal position)
{
success = true;
} else { bankrupt = true;}

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:29 2

22. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Of course, i get your point, but you do not necessarily have to aim on top of the world. Apple is successful enough even now, and frankly speaking they cant beat Samsung. Samsung is a giant, they make all sorts of electronics even washing machines, TVs, refrigerators, etc. Apple is nowhere close to them. They dont have to surpass samsung and yet stay successful.

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:02 7

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 12054; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good speech Cook. Looking forward to WWDC

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:17 12

9. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


'Looking forward to WWDC 2042 (by then, Apple will be where Google Android is now).

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:26 3

10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Lmfao+1 Dorothy

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:44

23. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Not so fast.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:10

14. willard12 (Posts: 837; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Hopefully WWDC introduces some new Apple inventions. Though I can't name a single Apple invention in the mobile arena, I believe 2013 is the year! This will help Apple since money isn't everything, it's the only thing, so I've heard.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-tops-Apple-in-smartphone-revenue-for-Q1_id43438

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:03 2

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4075; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


"winning is about more than making and selling the most devices."

Your fan base seems to think otherwise. They almost constantly refer to the iPhone being the best selling smartphone as a reason why it's better than any Android device, because in Apple camp, sales = quality.

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:13 1

6. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


They suceeded in brainwashing all the average joes, and those joes are 70% of the world who are unaware what's going on the real world.

Wise up, it's not to late. Education is a must!

™®©

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:22 4

15. quakan (Posts: 1202; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


No fandroids clutch to the numbers the most. They use them to feel like they belong to something bigger than themselves. Almost like the desire for some people to want to join the largest fraternity because more people means best to them.

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:04 3

5. donjunior (Posts: 50; Member since: 28 May 2013)


Apple is so primitive company. Samsung is the New Era. :)

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:34 2

12. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Marketing and gimmicks will do that to a company

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:15 1

8. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


I wonder what kind of removable devices he's used to wearing??

Probably dresses in drag and attaches devices of sorts for his "friends"!!

posted on 28 May 2013, 22:32 2

11. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 245; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Apple will make their own version of Google Glass. Saying that having a smart watch is better than having an augmented reality heads up display is insane.

These device will link up to your phone so a smartwatch is redundant, your wrist is at pocket level, where most people keep their phones, you might as well just take your phone out instead, you're already making the same motions.

A smart watch was a good idea several years ago before the advancement of smartphones, but now it's a really obsolete idea.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:04

13. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Tim Crook is publicly saying that the Google Glass is not good.

So this means that an Apple version is definitely in the works.

Apple constantly change their minds, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:24 1

16. quakan (Posts: 1202; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Google Glass is the next Segway. Good invention, but won't be adopted by the masses.

posted on 29 May 2013, 12:37

25. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


so they said about high end smart phones too wen 1GHZ processors came out in phones...always rem Moore's Law \m/

posted on 28 May 2013, 23:45 2

17. jroc74 (Posts: 5065; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Maybe I dont have my fanboy hat on....but how is calling Google Glass a niche product knocking it?

posted on 29 May 2013, 00:01

18. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1623; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I was actually thinking about applications for Google Glass the other day. Basically any time when you need to document your actions when there may be a legal issue in the future. Police, social workers, medical industry, etc. If they have a log of what's happening, things like lawsuits and such could be split in half.

posted on 29 May 2013, 00:43

19. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Tim is just jealous of Google.

posted on 29 May 2013, 04:53

24. rantao333 (Posts: 261; Member since: 21 May 2013)


google glass definitely is a niche product, and google know it from the start. there is no wrong of being a niche product. u not necessarily need to create a mass product all the time.

whats wrong with all these fan boys, u dont really going to get a google glass just becoz u are fandroid.

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