When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone back in 2007 at the Macworld 2007 convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, it was embraced by consumers with an enthusiasm that is unrivaled to date. Many models later, it is difficult to ignore the fact that the iPhone revolutionized how we use phones and that it is an indispensable part of our lives. At least those who use Apple products.
Steve Jobs has passed away, but CEO Tim Cook seems to be walking in his footsteps in terms making huge predictions about their products.
In his presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference yesterday, Tim Cook said had a bevy of things to say – as can be expected, but Apple fans and analysts zoned in on one detail.
Tim Cook saying that the Apple Watch will be just as indispensable as the iPhone.
While these weren’t his exact words, his comparison of the Apple Watch and the iPhone pretty much amounts to the same thing. Here is what he said exactly, courtesy of MacRumors:
There are several things called smart watches that are shipping. But none have changed the way people live their lives. Just like iPad has changed the way you work and hopefully the way you live, and iPhone has done that, we hope Apple Watch will do the same. One of the biggest surprises for Apple Watch will be the breadth of what it will do.
He is already using the Apple Watch, and Tim Cook says that it is becoming an inherent part of his life. While before this, I wasn’t totally excited about the smartwatch (thanks to what has been in the market so far), this little piece of news may just change my mind.
Have you been looking forward to the Apple Watch? Do you think it will change our lives the way the iPhone did?
P.S. If you want to reminisce, here is Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone on January 9, 2007.