Honestly, members of today’s technorati elite politburo write things like this just to get you to click. So, click to chameleon Jonny Evans and see:
The entire planet is becoming connected one sensor at a time. As it is, artificial intelligence, proactive intelligence, big data and predictive analytics are becoming woven into every part of human life. We are entering a world defined by machine intelligence.
Computers are everywhere, and everything with an (electronic) pulse is becoming connected. And that’s changing the meaning of mobile.
And the iPhone doesn’t matter anymore, how?
So how is Apple doing with its exploration of different kinds of connected device?
Some people claim Apple Watch has not sold as strongly as they had hoped. True or false, it doesn’t matter, Apple is learning its lessons and has sowed the seeds of innovation in that space, but there is one metric that suggests it is having more success than critics claim.
Swiss watch sales are down.
So, mobile does matter, right?
The lemmings don’t get that iPhones don’t matter any more. iPhones are going to be trucks. Just like PCs — they’ll still be around, but the connected intelligence they provide will disappear into the background of our evolving existence within connected environments.
That’s the picture within which we should frame Apple news across the next few years. It is also why the company and its competitors will begin to explore new industries. And that future seems to me a whole lot more interesting than number-crunching AAPL stock prices, but each to their own.