Apple, Biometrics, Hearables, Longevity Economy

The Apple Heart Study (Future Ear Daily Update 11-14-19)

https://anchor.fm/futureear Future Ear Radio now available on Spotify & Anchor Yesterday, Chrissy Farr wrote a piece on the recently published paper in the New England Journal of Medicine about the results of Apple's Heart Study. Apple collaborated with Stanford Medicine to conduct a broad study of Apple Watch users to try and identify atrial fibrillation… Continue reading The Apple Heart Study (Future Ear Daily Update 11-14-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, VoiceFirst

Google Assistant Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 11-1-19)

Well, it's official. Google bought Fitbit this morning for $2.1 billion dollars after submitting an offer on Monday. Rick Osterloh, SVP of Devices & Services at Google, issued a blog post announcing the acquisition and kicked off it off with this (emphasis mine): Today, we’re announcing that Google has entered into a definitive agreement to… Continue reading Google Assistant Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 11-1-19)

Apple, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables

Apple’s Growth Engine: Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 10-31-19)

Yesterday, Apple reported it's Q4 2019 earnings and one of the biggest takeaways from the various metrics reported was the fact that Apple's wearables are now it's largest hub of growth in terms of absolute dollars year-over-year. Services grew by about $2.25 billion, while Wearables/Home/Accessories grew by about $3.5 billion. Allow me to provide a… Continue reading Apple’s Growth Engine: Wearables (Future Ear Daily Update 10-31-19)

Alexa, Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Google Assistant, Siri, VoiceFirst

AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

This morning, as I was writing today's update around Alexa Bill Pay, news broke about Apple releasing a new pair of AirPods - AirPods Pro - and that Google is in talks to buy Fitbit. So, I'm pivoting here and will publish the Alexa Bill Pay update tomorrow, as I feel I need to cover… Continue reading AirPods Pro & Google + Fitbit (Future Ear Daily Update 10-28-19)

Alexa, Apple, Daily Updates, Hearables, Hearing Aids, VoiceFirst, Weekly Rundowns

Weekly Rundown 9/23 – 9/27 (Future Ear Daily Update 9-27-19)

For last Friday's update, I published an audio-only update mentioning that I have quite a bit of work travel coming up on the calendar and the introduction of the weekly rundown. So, for the time being, I'm going to use Friday's as a way to share some of the best stuff I came across for… Continue reading Weekly Rundown 9/23 – 9/27 (Future Ear Daily Update 9-27-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Wearables

Guardians of Health (Future Ear Daily Update 9-23-19)

During Apple's annual hardware event last year, the Apple Watch series 4 was released and during the unveiling, Apple's COO, Jeff Williams, proclaimed that the Apple Watch was, "an intelligent guardian for your health." In Apple's press release detailing the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple stated: "Apple Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5 brings advanced… Continue reading Guardians of Health (Future Ear Daily Update 9-23-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Wearables

Wearables Grow Up (Future Ear Daily Update 9-19-19)

One of my favorite podcasts, a16z, recently created a secondary, news-oriented show, "16 minutes." 16 Minutes is great because the host, Sonal Chokshi (who also hosts the a16Z podcast), brings on various in-house experts from a16Z's venture capital firm to provide insight into each week's news topics. This week, Sonal brought on general partner, Vijay… Continue reading Wearables Grow Up (Future Ear Daily Update 9-19-19)

Apple, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, VoiceFirst

Apple’s U1 Chip (Future Ear Daily Update 9-13-19)

Perhaps the most interesting revelation from Apple's product event Tuesday was what was not announced a single time during the presentation: Apple's U1 chip that will be embedded into the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 pro. The only reference of the chip during Phil Schiller's presentation was an image of it during Phil Schiller's slides.… Continue reading Apple’s U1 Chip (Future Ear Daily Update 9-13-19)

Apple, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio, Hearables, Hearing Healthcare

Apple Hearing Study (Future Ear Daily Update 9-11-19)

Yesterday, Apple hosted its annual September event to show off its new set of products that are set to go on sale as we enter into the last quarter of the year. Although the bulk of the announcements were focused on the new iPhones set to debut and all the upgrades in the phones' cameras… Continue reading Apple Hearing Study (Future Ear Daily Update 9-11-19)

Apple, Biometrics, Daily Updates, Future Ear Radio

Follow the Integration (Future Ear Daily Update 8-28-19)

There's been a lot of chatter, analysis, and overall hot takes about Apple's new credit card, the Apple Card, transpiring the past few weeks online. One of the best pieces I have read on the subject came from longtime Apple analyst, Horace Dediu (@asymco). Horace begins by tearing down the fallacies in the tired, old… Continue reading Follow the Integration (Future Ear Daily Update 8-28-19)