This is a simple enough thing where I think having competition, or even just a threat of competition, keeps people innovating.
The company is relaunching Smart Alerts in beta to automatically warn when you’ve left a tracked item behind if it’s been there for at least five minutes. If you rush out of the coffee shop without your bag, you’ll ideally get an alert before you’ve reached your car. You’ll need a Premium subscription ($30 per year or $3 per month), but it might be a small price to pay if you can’t bear the thought of leaving a valuable item alone for more than a few minutes. The beta will be available in December.
We do pretty good about not losing things. But we've found 2 iPhones on the ski slopes, a pair of kids skis (buried in 2 weeks of snow), a motorcycle tool kit, and a wallet. Sometimes it was tough to track down the contact info, but they all made it to the right people. For all of these things with a value well over $100, it could make sense.
OTOH my sister-in-law left her purse in Bishop after their family visit here, and didn't figure it out until after driving another 2 hours. They were able to mail it to her, but that is a time where the proximity or lost warning would have really helped.
There's a lot of options out there. While I wouldn't think this to be a primary focus of Apple, it does dovetail in nicely with the "Find my" items. As long as it doesn't take too much effort, I could see it being one more thing in the ecosystem that helps keep everyone in it.
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mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
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sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
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galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
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rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
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artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
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artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
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