Apple Is a Design Company, Amazon Unveils Echo Look, Thursday Q&A

Today's Above Avalon email includes the following stories: 

  • Apple Is a Design Company
  • Amazon Unveils Echo Look
  • Thursday Q&A

We begin today's email by continuing the discussion kicked off in my article, "Apple Isn't a Tech Company." In particular, we go over my motivation for writing the piece, as well as how I define design. We also discuss why I think it is more appropriate for Apple to be labeled a design company instead of just a product company. The discussion then turns to Amazon unveiling the Echo Look. We go over the strategy behind the product, as well as my thoughts on data and privacy implications. We end the email with the latest installment of member Q&A, and I answer the following questions from Above Avalon members: 

  • Do you see a reason for Apple to continue grouping Apple Watch sales in the "Other Products" line item?
  • Can Apple disrupt the energy business?  

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