Jean-Louis Gassee was one of the grown-ups at Apple when the company nearly ran onto the shoals. Though not always right, his insights about the company, its direction, and its thought processes are usually worth reading. Just before the latest iPhone announcements, he weighed in on why an iWatch isn’t as interesting a product as one might think.
Writing before the event, Gassee didn’t discuss the new M7 processor, which includes some very interesting motion technology that will probably have significant impact on products we’ll likely see within the year. But his core point is may be true: that a wrist device might not be a big enough market for Apple to be interested in.
Then again, Apple CEO Tim Cook has the luxury (and apparent willingness) to be patient with product categories that take time to evolve. Apple TV, anyone?