Motorola still claims that Mods are the "No. 1 driver" of purchase interest for the Z, but that excitement is built off possibilities. And those possibilities have to extend well beyond batteries. Commentary: Moto's got a handful of Mods on the horizon, but there are too many charging solutions.. and too few big ideas. During a full-day briefing of Motorola's product vision a week ago, I listened to a lot of talk about Mods. Motorola's clever snap-on accessory system is a dream of a superconnected phone future.
Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, This time around, some of the areas where Apple's behind are ones that may be, in the words of CEO Tim Cook, as big as the iPhone, That's augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, Apple's done essentially nothing in the first two, and it's largely seen as lagging in the third with the quasi-useful Siri rose gold faux glitter pink ombre color block iphone case digital assistant, That could change Monday, Apple will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference with a 10 a.m, PT keynote by Cook and other executives, Here's how you can tune in to the WWDC keynote and all our coverage..
This year, Apple's got a long list of things to talk about. Along with those two-letter buzzwords (AR, VR and AI), the company may update its Mac and iPad hardware, as well as the operating systems for all its products. And it could show off its first new device since 2014's Apple Watch: a smart speaker that uses Siri to respond to spoken commands. Apple still generates billions of dollars each quarter from the iPhone, but unit sales have dropped in the past four out of five quarters. People just aren't as excited by phones anymore, which means Apple has to look to new areas, like AR, to maintain its crown as the world's biggest public company. The key is getting into those markets before it's too late and rivals like Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft take an insurmountable lead.
WWDC marks Apple's chance to lay out its vision for those new markets -- and hopefully wow us with some innovations, "They don't have to be ahead," said Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Patrick Moorhead, "They just can't be too far behind."Apple declined to comment ahead of WWDC, WWDC comes just a few weeks after fellow tech giants Google, Facebook and Microsoft hosted developer conferences of their own, It also comes after Amazon introduced the latest devices powered by its Alexa rose gold faux glitter pink ombre color block iphone case assistant, the Echo Show and Echo Look..
The companies are targeting artificial intelligence as a key way to interact with our devices, from phones to smart speakers. AI is software that lets machines act more like humans. It often takes the form of friendly voice assistants like Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. Even Samsung, which has traditionally struggled with software, has its own assistant, called Bixby. Digital assistants respond to your spoken commands to do things like tell you the weather, call a Lyft or turn on your phone's airplane mode. And in the case of smart speakers, they can do things like order you a pizza, adjust your living room lighting or close your garage door.