RIP Pebble and Apple’s business post iPhone | #PNWeekly 230

It’s come to this. The end of Pebble. Juan’s favorite smartwatch has shuffled off its mortal coil. As despondent as he is, the industry must move on, as must the discussion of wearable technology. Where do we go from here? Also, is Apple to reliant on phones for profit? Yes. Yes they are. What might be the solution for generating shareholder value in an era of smartphone saturation? We don’t know, but we’re going to talk about it.

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Pocketnow Weekly 230


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December 08, 2016

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Juan Bagnell

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Skipping a Pebble, FitBit sinks it…

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The deal is done. The announcement is official. Pebble is dead. Pre-orders for the Time 2 and Core are cancelled. What do we do now?

 

News

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50:08 | Windows 10 emulation on a Qualcomm 820 looks fantastic!

1:03:23 | Will the G6 go all glass? Will the S8 get its groove?

1:11:56 | Blackberry DTEK70 brings familiar QWERTY hardware action.

1:19:23 | SoftBank investing $50 Billion in the USA

1:23:25 | Samsung vs Apple lawsuits continue after Supreme Court ruling

1:27:04 | Were iPhones shutting off because of air?

1:30;46 | Honor Magic to be announced December 16

1:35:35 | TouchWiz is dead, long live the Samsung Experience!

1:39:40 | Shopping an LG V20 in Canada? Freedom Mobile has it on sale

 

Post iPhone: Can Apple Transition Successfully?

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The smartphone market is fairly well saturated, and Apple has a major milestone next year. After the iPhone 8, what will the company do to drive the market, and build profits?

 

Viewer Mail and #PNWEEKLY Hashtag Questions!

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We’ve got a FULL slate of viewer questions and emails to chew through! Thanks to everyone who sent in a query!

See you next week!

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About The Author
Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.