What technology do you think is a fad that won’t last?
I like Apple products but Airpods and the touch bar on their latest MacBook are those fads that won't last.
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by:Brian Matis
Oh... them's fightin' words! ;-)

Considering that the Airpods still have a 4 week backorder, I'd say the demand is certainly there. What prompts you to think wireless headphones are a fad?

I can certainly understand the idea that the touchbar is more fad-like, but I'll disagree. In fact, I think it'll get bigger over time. It really is quite handy to have a set of keys that dynamically change based on what you're doing.
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by:Kat Donegan
It's mostly based on the fact that Apple is known these days for "reinventing the wheel" for the purpose of being trendy and hip. I used the touch bar and I'll admit I like it but I'm not sure it will last. I hear the Airpods are great quality but I'd always worry someone will grab them off my ears or I'll lose one.
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by:Brian Matis
Interesting view... I'd say this isn't anything new for Apple at all. They have a longstanding history of finding really cool, but overly cumbersome or unpolished, technology and fine-tuning it into something that can hit wider appeal. Mac OS X is really just "trendy and hip" UNIX, don't you think? ;-)

But good point about the Airpods and fear of loss. At that sort of price, it's a pretty good concern and a potential barrier for many. I'd imagine prices on that can come down over time though, which would help mitigate that concern.
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by:Kat Donegan
I'm totally speaking hypocritically because I like my Apple machines. I understand their need to stay relevant but I have a feeling it will catch up to them if they don't come out with something revolutionary.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, I hear you on that! For such a long time they were the underdog and that helped them be really scrappy and daring. But now that they're such a powerhouse, there's a lot of fear that they could become like the Microsoft of old...
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