What the IoT industry can learn from Apple’s revival of the Mac

What the IoT industry can learn from Apple’s revival of the Mac

This post is an excerpt from a talk I gave at the Reality Virtually Hackathon that makes a similar comparison between virtual reality and augmented reality and the Mac. It holds true for the Internet of Things (IoT) and every emerging technology. Many IoT devices makers build on proprietary platforms. Proprietary hardware is an advantage during the emergence of a new platform — until it is not. A proprietary platform protects intellectual property from reverse engineering because the software is tied to the hardware and it can be tuned for performance. Custom-designed hardware performs better — until it doesn’t. […]

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