There's inclusion of other platform devices but with services like News, Arcade and Apple Card and family share to boot (adding value), there's the Eco System appeal I'm looking for. Gaming isn't so important to me but family friendly gaming may be important going forward; my daughter has many friends into it that.
I'm not in the Apple Eco System but have been considering it for less ad tracking and increased privacy appeal. I'm also entering the smart home device world with Amazon but trying to focus on device compatibility with HomeKit and Google Assistant to not be so dependant on Amazon. There is the echo and Fire TV devices I own but I'm not so impressed yet. I couldn't help but notice the ad free focus as well Apple has been presenting. Price would be a huge deciding factor. Google relies on ad supported content and TV is full of this same aspect and yet very expensive? Conundrum. If Apple can show a better way without excess, got my attention.
I'd like to see bundles of these services to add more appeal. I think the TV portion of the bill may need an offset with other services with family value. Ad free content and better services (terms, security, privacy) may be the ticket to generate more iPhone sales. I don't think the irony is lost with Apple right now.
My family is also split between platforms. I'm currently dealing with it and not so compelled to cross over to iOS. But I do see potential to possibly make that transition easy. Apple TV was my latest experience as a device owner (early iPod adapter but left). Not sure about now but before my ATV4K, I despised the fact that I needed an Apple device to view Apple events. I used to laugh when I read about streaming issues with such limited view options for those outsiders. But also appreciated the inclusiveness I finally got with my ATV4K (best way to view Apple events). But then there's also the frustrating need for an iOS device to setup HomeKit that keeps me weary of Apple too. I'm still an outsider in many ways. And cautious.
I think it's good to add to the device compatibility, especially with smart devices and family services. Late for me but ironically, it's focus of new services that's what is potentially making the Apple Eco System appealing again. I've been considering Apple Watch for some time but health aspects alone weren't so appealing to get me to jump. Still undecided though; 5G, 5G availability and costs are huge time factors and much is left to be answered in cost and not readily available. Will Apple Watch battery capacity increase to add official sleep monitoring to health focus? That's another factor for me. Charge just lasting a day won't do. Need greater than a day to accomplish sleep monitoring support. Aging heart here; I want/need a greater focus on health. Apple Watch may be what I'm looking for but not completely there yet.
Google still has some time to reply as well. But Google's approach needs some serious redirecting if Apple gets services done right. Just my opinion and I've shared that with Google today. Keeping TV prices low may be smart for them too. But I'm also questioning the cancelling of adfree content and focusing on ad supported content. How does this effect me as a YouTube Red subscriber? Less adfree content going forward? None I could hope but that isn't very forward looking either; I've been pressing Google to make a bundle of YouTube Premium or Red mean more for less ads on YTTV. If not, maybe I need Google less going forward? I need answers, Google.
Bundles should mean more than just paying more. Show me some true value and you've got my attention.
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