Apple is likely watching the wearable devices market, Tim Cook may have been soft on Samsung, and Bill Gates is all about the Apple products. The remainders for Monday, February 11, 2013, will watch and learn.
Apple Is Testing Watch-Like Device (Wall Street Journal, subscription required)
Our own estimable Chris Breen has already weighed in on an Apple smartwatch. Meanwhile, the Journal says that such a device may be powered by innovations from Apple supplier Foxconn. Unfortunately, the manufacturer’s breakthrough power source is the human soul.
Insight: Apple and Samsung, frenemies for life (Reuters)
A report from Reuters suggests that Tim Cook didn’t want to sue Samsung, the strategy espoused by his predecessor Steve Jobs. His reasoning? Samsung supplies many of Apple’s components. Also, Jobs’s “thermonuclear” plans went against the ideology of Tim Cook who, as we all know, is a huge fan of WarGames.
Apple CEO Tim Cook to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during Tuesday’s State of the Union address (San Jose Mercury News)
Speaking of Cook, the Apple CEO has been invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address on Tuesday, leading many to expect that Apple will be mentioned in the speech. What they’re not expecting is that the president will roll up his sleeve and show the nation his sweet new Apple smartwatch.
I’m Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AMA (Reddit)
During an Ask Me Anything session on the community site Reddit, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates revealed that “from time to time I have tried all of Apple [sic] products.” To which Gates added, “They made that Newton thingy, right?”