Apple and its partners get ready for the next generation IoT
Stop for just a few moments and take a look at some of the activity coming out of the “Apple & Partners” ecosystem since WWDC:
- SoftBank pitches $32 billion for ARM — a big deal with connected intelligence, IoT and Apple Car clearly in sight.
- TSMC replaces Samsung as only iOS processor supplier. That’s a huge deal that means Samsung in future will have no insight whatsoever into Apple’s future processor plans. Not that Samsung would ever make use of such insight…but if it wanted to it no longer can.
- Apple’s next iPhone will be a Mac in your pocket.
- Sir is getting smarter
- Differential privacy
- IBM Watson for smartcars.
Now I want you to carry these new learnings with you while you read about Mary Meeker’s predictions about the Apple Car.
And think about this important interview with IBM last year, which talked a little about the potential of AI in the Apple enterprise..
What might it mean?
Think how all these different elements fit together.
Think about how good partnerships can change the world (as can bad ones).
No one company can truly visualise the A-Z of future computing, no matter if it calls itself Alphabet — how many alphabets exist? More than one. And defining the future of computing demands innovation, not emulation. It demands partners who respect each other. It demands trust.
Despite the usual FUD, Apple does partnerships.
Even Google was a partner.
Cards on the table
What is coming together here is an end-to-end ecosystem that combines knowledge across a range of relevant industries with a focus on creating a powerful Internet of Things ecosystem.
What’s happening now is going to prove highly significant in the next couple of years. It will inculcate change both transformative and profound.
And Apple is going to play a big part in it.
The game’s about to get much more interesting.