Follow-up to Apple Vision, including why Meta is by no means doomed when it comes to VR/AR. Then, why the Vision Pro probably cannot replace the Mac, and revisiting AR in the light of Apple’s most recent acquisition.
Given the success of existing companies with new epochs, the most obvious place to start when thinking about the impact of AI is with the big five: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
Notes on WWDC, including the emergent AppleOS, M2 and speculation on M3, and the privacy shoe that didn’t drop
Apple’s spring event was a mishmash of products around a unified message about the power of Apple Silicon.
Apple, AMD, and Google all delivered great results; margins were the most interesting places for analysis.
Quick notes on Apple’s MacBook Pro event, then a discussion of why there is a Bitcoin Futures ETF but not one for Bitcoin itself.
Intel is in much more danger than its profits suggest; the problems are a long time in the making, and the solution is to split up the company.
Apple’s shift in differentiation shows how Intel went wrong; then, more notes on the M1, including Microsoft’s mysterious absence.
Apple is about the integration of hardware and software, but the balance between the two has shifted over time.
How Apple’s moat was built, the parallels to the Intel transition, and more developer tension.