What initial signs should we look for in a new Apple product to determine its success? Here are my thoughts.
The new product:
- Is risky
- Has very strong design decisions
- Is very opinionated
- Feels new and uncertain
- Is “obvious in hindsight”
- Lacks features traditionally accepted as necessary
Compare these with your initial impressions when first discovering the iPad or iPhone. Let’s not be so closed-minded. Instant dismissal of new technologies, especially those from Apple, tend to… backfire.