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Unpacked: Smartwatch Purchase Intent

Smartwatches will be a strong consumer tech storyline in 2016. In a few weeks, I will publish a post on my candidates for products that could play a role in ushering in the next paradigm...

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Ben Bajarin / January 1st, 2016
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What Hoverboards Say about Our Hardware Future

There is a lot of talk about hoverboards in the media lately. There is also a great deal of misunderstanding about what is happening here. Sure, it is interesting hoverboards were talked about and gained...

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Ben Bajarin / December 31st, 2015
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Xiaomi’s Biggest Threat to Their Global Ambition

Part of why I keep an eye on Xiaomi is because, at a high level, I’m curious if their model represents the future of hardware business models for everyone but Apple. I do not encourage...

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Ben Bajarin / December 29th, 2015
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Apple Pay in China a New Catalyst

China is quickly becoming Apple’s largest market and, in many respects, one of the most important to the Apple growth story in the next five years. This is why Apple Pay starting to roll out...

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Ben Bajarin / December 23rd, 2015
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What We Mean When We Say, “The Future of TV is Apps”

Even before Apple said they believe the future of TV is apps, many of us in the industry had been stating the same thing. It seemed relatively natural, given we live in an app-focused world....

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Ben Bajarin / December 22nd, 2015
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Podcast: The High end Shift, Apple Organization Changes, Tech in 2016

Tim Bajarin, Jan Dawson, and Ben Bajarin discuss how hardware competition is bifurcating and moving high-end and low-end, Apple’s recent organization changes and a look ahead to tech in 2016. Click here to subscribe in … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 19th, 2015
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The Tech Lull of 2016

By this point in the year, I have a pretty good sense of what is in store for 2016 from a hardware standpoint. Smartphone sales will likely only be in single digit growth. Tablets will...

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Ben Bajarin / December 18th, 2015
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Facebook and China

A few days ago, Glenn Solomon, a friend of mine and a partner at VC firm GGV Capital, shared his predictions for 2016. One of them is of particular interest to me. Here is his...

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Ben Bajarin / December 17th, 2015
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Apple and Emerging Markets

One of the misconceptions about Apple’s iPhone run was that China was an emerging market. If anyone had been to China in the last four or five years, you would realize there are two China...

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Ben Bajarin / December 16th, 2015
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Enterprise and Choose Your Own Device

Several years ago, BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) was a buzzword. There were theories this would help the PC market rebound, or at least stabilize. Yet, our constant interactions with CIOs and IT managers revealed … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / December 14th, 2015
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Apple and a New, Smaller, Potentially Less Expensive iPhone

Recent rumors suggest Apple may be planning to release a new iPhone in 2016 with a return to the smaller 4″ form factor. Some reports suggest this iPhone may target the lower-end of the market,...

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Ben Bajarin / December 11th, 2015
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The Wearable Market Duopoly

The last few quarters, I’ve been talking about how the vast majority of quarterly wearable sales have been made up by two players–Apple and Fitbit. This was entirely predictable given the immaturity of the wearable...

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Ben Bajarin / December 9th, 2015
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Deeper Dive on Siri Usage and the Big Picture for Voice

On Tuesday, Bob O’Donnell wrote an insightful, high-level look on voice-based smart assistants. I want to dive a little deeper with some specific research I did on how people are using Siri and other voice...

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Ben Bajarin / December 3rd, 2015
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Augmented vs. Virtual Reality

Over the course of 2016, you are likely going to hear a lot more on the subject of virtual reality and augmented reality. Samsung just released, in limited quantities, their Gear VR solution based on...

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Ben Bajarin / December 1st, 2015
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Apple Watch and Dissatisfaction

One of the things that interests me most with regards to the Apple Watch owner research I’m involved with as a part of Wristly is the way we are able to observe, on a monthly … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 30th, 2015
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Understanding Apple’s Hardware Universe

I often feel public commentary on Apple’s hardware makes some flawed assumptions. The general one being that Apple creates hardware products and their goal is every one of their customers should own one. Case in...

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Ben Bajarin / November 24th, 2015
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Survey: Hot Tech for the Holiday

I recently ran a survey asking consumers what categories they have prioritized on their Holiday Season shopping list, either for themselves or as a gift. Here are the results. As you can see, it looks … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 23rd, 2015

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Ben Bajarin / November 20th, 2015
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Big Trend in 2016: Mobile Eats Commerce

Expect mobile payments and mobile commerce to be a landmark trend in 2016. All the stars are aligning for the commerce landscape to dramatically change and mobile commerce will be the catalyst. Here is a...

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Ben Bajarin / November 20th, 2015
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The Amazing Facebook: A Once in a Generation Company

There are a number of mixed opinions of Facebook. Without question, this company has scale and potential like no company on the planet. At a monthly engagement level, user growth keeps going up and shows...

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Ben Bajarin / November 17th, 2015
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The iPad Pro: The Start of Something New

The beginning of my experience with the iPad Pro started with thinking I would use it with the intent that it could replace my laptop. In fact, I was going to write this article with … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 11th, 2015
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Tag and Intel Android SmartWatch: Sign of the Times

As I look at the market for smartwatches today, it often seems as though I’m looking at two different realities. The first is where the market is for smartwatches today. Meaning what the data I...

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Ben Bajarin / November 10th, 2015
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If Designing Semiconductors Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It

Some news came out last week that Google may be working on making their own processors. Reports like this have been around since 2013. For those of us close to the semiconductor industry, this is...

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Ben Bajarin / November 5th, 2015
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The Future of E-commerce is Social and Distributed

Studying global e-commerce trends is a focus of mine. Having had the opportunity to discuss the idea of Buy Buttons embedded into nearly ever service, I’ve been thinking about the broad implications this has in...

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Ben Bajarin / November 3rd, 2015
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Android and the Innovator’s Dilemma

This post was originally published for subscribers only. Many encouraged us to publish publicly so it could be more broadly read. If you are interested in our subscription analysis service you can learn more here. … Continue reading

Ben Bajarin / November 2nd, 2015
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