October starts with a whimper from some of Apple’s competitors, who are either getting out of competing markets or about to jump into them. We also look a new product for those who love that “new Mac smell”:
- Microsoft bows out of the smartwatch market, with no plans to make a third-generation Microsoft Band (were there really first- and second-generation Bands?)
- KGI’s crack analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to be making forecasts for the past
- The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones come out tomorrow, and you are excused if you think they look pretty much like an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- Twelve South outs a new line of novelty items for Apple fans
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