What will be Apple's most important legacy? 2021-02-13 15:08:11

"Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. First of all, one's very fortunate if you get to work on just one of these in your career. Apple's been very fortunate it's been able to introduce a few of these into the world:
1984: Macintosh - It didn't just change Apple. It changed the whole computer industry.
2001: iPod - It didn't just change the way we all listen to music. It changed the entire music industry.
Today, we're introducing three revolutionary products of this class:
1. A wide-screen iPod with touch controls
2. A revolutionary mobile phone
3. Breakthrough internet communications device

An iPod, a phone, an internet communicator. An iPod, a phone, ...are you getting it? These are not three separate devices. This is one device. And we are calling it iPhone. Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone. And here it is. *screen shows an iPod with a rotary dial on it*"
On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world. It is so crazy to watch that presentation now that virtually every smartphone looks like some variation of that first device. This was pre-iPad and pre-Apple Watch.

One could certainly make the case that the Mac, the iPod, and iPhone will be viewed as Apple's most important products that solidify its legacy.

Tim Cook has a different answer. According to this Inc Magazine article, Tim doesn't think any of these products will define Apple's legacy, at least in terms of what people will think is its greatest contribution. 

"I really believe that if you zoom out to the future and then look back and ask, 'What has Apple's greatest contribution been?' it will be in the health and wellness area." --Tim Cook
This is a very interesting answer. Clearly, he's referencing all the data collection and services made available by the Apple Watch. If the rumors are true and the next version of the Apple Watch allows for non-invasive blood glucose monitoring, it will be an absolute game-changer. Who knows what else is on the road map, but clearly Tim Cook and Apple have great things planned to allow us to monitor and improve our health.

Brandon Wilson

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Yeah i hope that they make a non invasive constant glucose monitor. If they make that an open platform that developers can make many mini social communities around that is bound to be the next Billion/Trillion dollar marketplace.

I believe if they make it a closed system where you can only use the Apple app for tracking your glucose it will still be huge but not as unprecedentally as huge.

just like how blogging software created a huge swatch of internet writers and reading culture, I think that having CGM in an open way will create an unprecedented online communities intertwining the glucose data with other things. The most obvious one here bieng glucose and sleep but the possibilities are neldess. Glucose/ Sleep / Writing for example. or Glucose / Sleep / Running.
2021-02-13 15:53:39
As someone who’ve only used the MacBook Pro and the iPhone.

I’d say it’s the Mac. And given what nerds are saying about the M1 chip, it just reaffirms my belief. 


But I guess, since I’ve not even used up to half of Apple’s product line, I shouldn’t have an opinion lol
2021-02-13 22:34:10
You're a Mac user, so you get a seat at the table. Sir Abe does too, except for some reason he is derelict in his iPhone ownership.
2021-02-14 00:14:17