Diane Alter: Some analysts yawned at the developments that came from the 25th annual Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference – but they’re actually big news for the innovative tech giant.
Some Apple followers found it disappointing that there was no mention of a smartwatch, a retooled set-top box, or an iPhone with a larger screen. Instead, Monday was all about user engagement and user experience.
Wowed industry experts called the announcements “groundbreaking” and a “warm-up act” of things yet to come.
“What’s important about the Developers Conference, and what not enough people are paying attention to, is that Apple is setting itself up as a leader in a field that’s been the ‘holy grail’ for the last 10 years,” Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson told FOX Business Tuesday. In fact, that’s why Robinson thinks AAPL stock is heading to $1,000, as he explained in the following video.
Apple also introduced a new feature called “Continuity.” Continuity expands upon the company’s AirDrop software, permitting users to move work back and forth between iPhones and Macs with a tap of a button.
Meanwhile, a new “handoff” feature allows Mac owners to use their computers to send and receive text messages and phone calls – even to non-iPhone users.