"Apple" articles

In the connected health space, the adoption of internet connected technologies that can monitor individual health and fitness is rapidly growing. Parks Associates latest research finds 42% of US broadband households own at least one connected health device, including 28% that own a wearable and 15% with a connected medical device, such as a smart thermometer or wireless CPAP machine. From 2019 to 2020, consumer-reported smart watch ownership nearly doubled, with 22% of the heads of...
 
by Alayna Bryant | Oct. 2, 2020
Tags: Apple, digital health, wearable
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the healthcare ecosystem on its head. The outbreak led to sharp decreases for in-person visits and the delay of elective care procedures, due both to official public safety measures and consumer’s avoidance of exposure. Care providers and health systems have leaned on technology to provide much needed care to patients at home, through telehealth consultations and remote patient monitoring programs.  Parks Associates data reveal that telehealth use...
After 15 years of using Intel processors, in early July, Apple announced at the World Wide Developer Conference 2020 that it would be transitioning its Mac and Macbook computers to ARM processors instead.  What would this mean for companies that design software, applications, and games for the Mac ecosystem?  By developing its own chip for laptops and desktops, Apple is dictating its own product lineup without depending on a third party.  By switching to the ARM...
 
by Tiffany Tang | Jul. 8, 2020
Tags: Apple, connected CE
During Apple’s September 10th keynote event, several revealing announcements were made. As expected, Apple offered improvements and fresh products to nearly every category of its device lineup, including the next generation of mobile devices and flagship services. However, the most impactful announcements include new details on Apple’s video streaming service and a major price drop for the Apple Watch.  Apple TV+ Comes Out Swinging with Low Price Point and...
 
by Brandon Riney | Sep. 12, 2019
Tags: Apple, connected CE
Last weekend, the New York Times reported that Apple removed or restricted 11 of the 17 most downloaded apps that help consumers manage the time they spend on devices (screen-time tracking apps) and apps that provide parental control. The removal of these apps comes on the heels of the launch of Apple’s new Screen Time feature, which the company launched as part of iOS 12. Apple’s Screen Time feature has functions similar to the apps that the company removed or restricted from the...
 
by Patrice Samuels | May. 6, 2019
Tags: Apple, security
Over the past few years, Apple has been pivoting from devices to services. This has particularly been the case this year; normally the company announces hardware during its Apple events, but rather than talk about its new AirPods or the iPad lineup refresh, in its March 25th event Apple announced a slew of new services around news, payments, gaming, and TV. These announcements have a few interesting implications for the CE ecosystem as a whole. Breaking out of the walled garden...
 
by Kristen Hanich | Mar. 25, 2019
Tags: Apple, streaming
Prior to Parks Associates’ 10th annual Smart Energy Summit , in Austin, Advisory Board member and conference speaker, Joel Miller, Principle Supervisor, DTE Energy shared insights on how energy providers can do more to move the market forward. Joel will be participating on the Incentivizing the Smart Home: Utility Marketplace session on Wednesday, February 20, at 8:45 AM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Brian McKee, Director of Online Store, AM...
Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (2019) in Las Vegas, the latest innovations and trends in the automotive market were on showcase. The event featured new product announcements from major players such as Ford, HARMAN, Volkswagen, Audi, and more. Below are five key trends from CES that we expect to influence the market in 2019: Authentication technologies – Parks Associates research shows increasing consumer concerns around companies and hackers stealing their data...

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