Apple watch workouts: while I’ve heard many suggest the biggest need for the Watch is an always on screen (which would be nice) or LTE so you don’t need the phone hand (which might be nice), what I want is even more basic but I haven’t heard anyone else bring it up: I want to no longer need to turn on a workout. It, like the always on screen is a function of battery life vs features, but I think the watch really shouldn’t have to be coached to start paying attention to what I’m doing. It should figure it out. I don’t mind giving it hints about my workout, but I shouldn’t really need to tell it the workout is starting: the data is there, in the GPS and pulse. It just needs to notice in a timely fashion.

Sherlock Setapp: I think Setapp is a fascinating concept and it creates a good niche for developers who’s apps won’t work under a subscription model but still want to generate some income. I’m simply unconvinced that this “utility tier” app sharing service can really succeed independently on the Mac, and it’s impossible on IOS. So I’d really love to see Apple roll it out in the App Store on all platforms sometime in the next year (and sorry to the Setapp people for encouraging them to be Sherlocked, but this deserves to be inside the App Store).

Death to iTunes: and to be honest? There are quiet signs this is in process. The rebranding of podcasts, now the end of life of parts of iTunes University… It seems like chess pieces on the board are shifting around to be ready for a much larger move by Apple here: this fall, maybe? Maybe? IMHO it’s year’s late, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t do it.Hmm. I vaguely remember saying something like this once or twice in the past…