The Apple Privacy Wall/Strategy Analysis of How Apple will Come at Oculus Next Year.
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Apple is clearly going after Facebook. That became obvious to everyone today as Apple announced a ton of new things, including new AR features for its messenger, and new privacy-focused features, at its World Wide Developer’s Conference.
Irena and I are hearing that one of the devices, er, AR/VR head-mounted displays, Apple is considering launching next year could go directly after Oculus Quest and the rest of the VR space.
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Since Oculus has such a head start, especially with its $400 Quest, how could Apple crush it?
We see several ways:
1. Go after VR as “unsafe.”
2. Go after Facebook as “privacy thief.”
3. Go after VR as “not good enough.”
4. Go after Oculus Quest as “not capable enough.”
5. Go after Oculus Quest as “not social enough.”
Let’s take these on one by one.
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VR IS UNSAFE
I’ve seen this first hand. You can’t really use it in a subway. Why? You can’t see someone pickpocketing you. You can’t use it in a party at your house. Why? You will hit people standing around (this happened to my dad and it left him quite a bruise and was quite pissed since he didn’t realize someone was playing VR and that they couldn’t see him). You can’t use it in the street. Why? You won’t see a car or other danger coming toward you. Rip Curl E-Bomb Pro 2mm GBS Zip Free Wetsuit orange Easy Stretch Sleeve Seam2XU A 1 Women's LARGE Pink 2017 Swimming Wetsuit RRP SAVE 30% NOWApple could push AR further and say that AR is the way to go, and that it will expose VR’s unsafety.
FACEBOOK IS A PRIVACY THIEF
In two years Spatial Computing, including Facebook’s Oculus VR headsets (we hear Facebook is working on Spatial Computing glasses too, along with many others like Microsoft, with its HoloLens, and Magic Leap) will have very advanced 3D imaging technologies and eye sensors,2018 Roxy Girls Popsurf 3 2mm GBS Chest Zip Muta nera ERGW103019Luxilon ALU Power Rough, 220m 726ft tennis string reel along with cameras and microphones. NEW Paragliding NOVA Helmet HeadproO'NEILL EPIC WOMENS FULL WETSUIT 5 4 MM 2019 blueEFacebook has done an awful job of protecting our privacy, even flaunting that privacy is dead (Facebook’s lawyer, today, said the same). Same with Google.
Apple is building a new privacy wall that will surround all of its services and devices. Yeah, it is a metaphorical wall, but it builds a huge strategic moat around its products and services that many are finding quite attractive. You saw that today based on applause during Apple’s keynote when these features were announced. We see Apple as making moves toward keeping user data from escaping over that privacy wall, Babolat RPM Blast Rough 15L Gauge 1.35 Reel 660' 200m Tennis String yellow - US2019 Zhik X 1 mm Neoprene Top black DTP0570which increases trust in its services (and usage, hence profitability).
Today Apple announced that it was forcing developers to use its own signon feature. You know all those apps that make it easy to sign on by clicking a Facebook or Google button? Now they will be forced to add an Apple button, too, and it promises to protect your privacy in several ways that Facebook and Google don’t, even creating randomly-created email addresses so that if that company starts spamming you you will be able to easily turn off that email address.
I get thousands of promotional emails a day. Why? Because I have signed up for so many services over the years and because my email address has always been public. So I know what a daunting problem email marketing and ad tech are for people. This new feature is hugely interesting to me and I’m really not a private person at all.Animal Mens ANML 3 2mm Chest Zip Wetsuit Graphite Grey Easy Stretch WaterNew Hammer RIP'D PEARL Bowling Ball Choose Weight Most of the consumers and enterprise workers/execs we do research with are far more private than I am, and some demographics, like women or people of color have far deeper concerns about their privacy than I do. Even Facebook recognizes this, and at its F8 conference, gave many talks on how it was turning the corner on privacy and other issues hitting its users.