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northernman003 4 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 27, 2015 8:44 AM Member since: Sep 8, 2011
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  • northernman003 by northernman003 Jul 27, 2015 8:44 AM Flag

    Apple is far and away the one with the most appetizing and
    inventive buyout target.
    One of the characteristics that always sets Apple apart is its ability to change
    consumers’ perception of an industry. It’s rarely the first mover, but the company
    has a knack for taking a groundbreaking idea and making the Apple version a
    household item.
    The mp3 player, for instance, is now an iPod. Smartphones are iPhones. Tablets are
    iPads. I could go on...
    This “perception change effect” forces the rest of the industry to adapt. It’s really
    quite astonishing.
    Once you recognize this effect, you can see it everywhere. That’s how I know what’s
    next for Apple.
    Apple’s Big Hint to Investors
    Apple has spotted a new groundbreaking technology, and all the signs are there that
    the company is about to put the ol’ Apple shine on it.
    This time it’s augmented reality software from the German software company
    Metaio.
    Metaio worked with zSpace to design a killer program for Ferrari that allows you to
    virtually dismantle one of these top-end sportsters using a tablet.
    ROBERT WILLIAMS’
    10
    The obvious potential of this software is apparent in this promo video:
    Amazing, right? Understandably, Apple moved quickly and has already acquired
    Metaio for an undisclosed amount.
    Now, Metaio is off the table, but the acquisition is a HUGE hint for investors who
    can recognize the perception change effect.
    The Future Is Not What You Think
    In order to take advantage of this software the Apple way, the company needs
    someone who can put augmented reality hardware in the hands of every American.
    Well, I’ve looked around, and I think I know who Apple is going to go after: Vuzix
    Corporation.
    ROBERT WILLIAMS’
    11
    Apple filed several patents earlier this year related to smart glasses. Adding the 40
    plus patents Vuzix already has would certainly beef up Apple’s wearable intellectual
    property portfolio.
    That would be great if Apple was looking to gain more market share with wearables,
    but I think there’s something much more interesting going on here.
    You see, I think Apple is going to use augmented reality in its top secret “iCar”!
    Imagine having a “smart” windshield in your car giving you instant feedback on
    driving conditions - like a head-up display (HUD) you would find in a fighter jet,
    but in your mid-sized sedan.
    All the signs that augmented reality in cars will soon be known as just another
    Apple product are present. As of this year, HUD elements aren’t just being shown in
    Mercedes or Porsches, but in mid-range Mazda and Prius models.
    Now, it’s rumored the car won’t go into production for at least five years, but there
    are already over 200 people on the project. And Apple is reportedly poaching Tesla
    (TSLA) employees.
    Acquiring Vuzix will ensure Apple can reinvent driving, just like it has done with
    everything else.
    In 20 years, we’ll all be referring to our cars and trucks as iCars and iTrucks.

  • northernman003 by northernman003 Jul 20, 2015 9:42 AM Flag

    still ticking and only hope for the best

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • northernman003 by northernman003 Jul 13, 2015 2:47 PM Flag

    our WATCH has been a very big BUST...how much do you think that it will be a drag for us

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    good week ahead because it is

    by northernman003 Mar 9, 2015 9:50 AM
    northernman003 northernman003 May 20, 2015 10:22 AM Flag

    wow have never been called a POS before you are a 1st. Nobody should listen to you so worker up over nothing just go"s to show that you no nothing about this company so you learn before type you hear you #$%$

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