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Apple unveils interactive HomeKit experiences in retail stores worldwide

Apple didn’t put a little home in each of its stores, but TechCrunch reports, “Apple has unveiled interactive HomeKit experiences in 46 of its retail stores worldwide ... when you go into Apple’s new retail stores you’ll be able to use the Home app from either an Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad to control devices like the Philips Hue light bulb, the Hunter ceiling fan and many others.”

The New Yorker article on Jonathan Ive

The image shown is from the end of this New Yorker interview with Apple’s Jonathan Ive. If you’ve followed my blog here, you know that I’m interested in design (and wrote this article on how to design products you love), so I read a lot about Jonathan Ive and other designers like Dieter Rams. On the burnout thing, I know I felt that back in 2007. In May of 2007 I was ready to never work again, but by the end of August I was ready to get back to it. Sometimes you just need a break to reboot.

Telegraph article on Tim Cook and the Apple Watch

In this Telegraph article, Tim Cook reveals what the Apple Watch may be good for: “I’m now so used to getting all my notifications and all my messages.” He also adds, “This will be just like the iPhone: people wanted it and bought for a particular reason, perhaps for browsing, but then found out that they loved it for all sorts of other reasons.” I haven’t worn a watch since the 1990s, so I’m curious to see how this turns out.