Technology is amazing. The speed of which technology iterates is getting exponentially faster. Today, Apple announced a handful (actually quite a bit more) of new product releases including new MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini, iPad, and iPad Mini. In just months since The New iPad (iPad version 3) was release, a newer iteration came out with an even faster processor.
As competition increases among the industry players, we’ll see companies innovate faster and more connected products. We’ll see the Apple ecosystem grow even more, a strong Android ecosystem grow with a more diverse set of devices, and the household name Microsoft reinvent itself with its new Windows 8 ecosystem. Unfortunately, these ecosystems don’t really play well with one another. You’re more or less committed to one, or multiple if you like buying the same apps in different systems.
We’re seeing an ever increasing data infrastructure in place including home broadband, wifi hotspots, and 4G cellular networks. Couple fast communications with an exponentially growing set of hardware and services and we have a recipe for innovative applications.
All the excitement aside, it’s also going to be a lot harder to keep up with the change. More to come soon.