Apple Inc.Date Published: 2016-08-25
Author: Ophir Gottlieb
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is likely going to introduce a video sharing app that could look a lot like Snapchat and Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) in its latest signal that the company will be going after social media.
In a Bloomberg report, we learned that Apple Inc. is considering a new app that allows for real-time video editing for the iPhone and the iPad. Here's a snippet from the article
HERE IT COMES
September is Apple's big update time -- new announcements, new iPhone, new a lot of stuff. But it's also an update for iOS. In that iOS release will come an update to Apple's iMessage app -- the message service that at peak times reportedly gets 200,000 messages a second.
This is really the continuation of a much bigger story. CML Pro broke news of a patent filing Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) made that indirectly addressed Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and other social media.
An abstract from a filing with a publication date of May 7th, 2015, reads (emphasis added):
We direct you to CML Pro for the full dossier, but the point here is that Apple Inc. has been toying with the idea of social media for a while. Apple Inc. is not really famously known for being first, but more like for being the best. Smartphones existed before the iPhone, but Apple Inc. shook the world with what it did. The same could be said with the iPod.
With social media now finding a pretty clear definition as an area where people share video in real-time with various filters, now Apple Inc. is going to step in. The question is whether it's too late.
Don't worry, the answer will be a resounding yes from every headline you will read. In general those headlines are dead wrong, like this one:
The iPhone is nothing more than a luxury bauble that will appeal to a few gadget freaks.
- Matthew Lynn Bloomberg, 2007
The author is long Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares.
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