Lifted from a comment friend-of-the-blog Thomas H. Williams -- author, photographer, beekeeper -- posted here on Monday:
The real secret sauce and driver (literally & figuratively) for Apple Inc. moving forward is their silicon, paired with 5G networks.
Investors need not fully comprehend 10 teraflops of performance, a 16-core Neural Engine, a Secure Enclave, multiple media engines supporting ProRes media encoding/decoding and unified memory architecture. All they need to know now is the competition may never really catch up.
These system-on-chip features translate to incredible amateur/pro video performance but also workable voice control over devices that formerly required a keyboard. Augmented reality [AR] glass in my spectacles is one thing, smart AR glass in my windshield is game-changing.
I drove blindly through patches of dense fog last month in New Hampshire with only a Waze voice & Moose Crossing signs to warn me. Pilots, ship captains and truckers already receive far more than mapping help from company-issued iPads. AR glass paired with hi-res cameras, IR & LiDar sensors will change night driving completely.
AR assisted manufacturing and repair will be affordable to all assembly plants. Years ago Apple systems became a standard for pro photography & marketing firms. Just like schools with iPads, adoption of Apple hardware in many more fields is becoming mandatory, because of improved app capability & chip performance, not merely public health concerns.
I’m asking the M1 MacBook Air I use to flawlessly type technical jargon for medical & legal reports I create for others. I rarely need to proofread.
My take: I wish my M1 MacBook Pro would do as much for me.