Today's Above Avalon daily update includes the following stories:
Apple Copies App Store Winners
Additional Thoughts on Apple Tags
Selling Sleep Tracking on the Wrist
We begin today’s email with my thoughts on The Washington Post’s article about how Apple uses the App Store to “copy the best ideas.” The discussion then turns to Apple Tags. We go over a few additional items that I’m thinking about ahead of Apple’s event tomorrow. We conclude with a closer look at the sales pitch Apple has to make tomorrow when it comes to selling sleep tracking on the wrist via Apple Watch.
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