Instead, their consumer product expert describes a wall-mounted panel he calls the iHub
Up to a point.
What he says about the current situation — except for the use of the word “failed” — struck me as smart and fair:
OK so far.
It’s when McQuivey turns to the device he expects Apple to build — he calls it the “iHub” — that he loses me:
This bears a striking resemblance to what Jefferies Peter Misek called the “iPanel.” And where there’s analysts’ smoke, I suppose there could be fire.
But a 32-inch panel affixed to a wall? Controlled by gestures and voices? Used by millions to chat with grandma?
I just don’t see it. And call me crazy, but I’d rather put my faith in Sir Jony Ive, not some Forrester analyst, to design Apple’s next big thing.