Glance conference will take a long look at Apple Watch


Chances are you'll see quite a few more of these in the coming years.
The attendees of the Glance conference are interested in what makes the Apple Watch tick.
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An upcoming summit aims to get to the bottom of what is going on with the Apple Watch.

The Glance conference, which describes itself as “the first conference on the business of Apple Watch” is going down in San Francisco next month. It will bring venture capitalists and industry insiders together to try to figure out the wearable.

Attendees at Glance include PC Magazine columnist Tim Bajarin and former Apple exec Jean-Louis Gassée; they will host a session detailing 30 years of Apple history from the introduction of the first Macintosh to the Apple Watch.

Gassée was at Apple from 1981 to 1990. He took over co-founder Steve Jobs’ position as head of Macintosh development after Jobs left the company, and he worked on both the proto-MacBook Macintosh Portable and the lightning-fast (at the time) Macintosh IIfx. Those two units originally retailed for $6,500 and $9,900, respectively, which really puts the whole “350 bucks for a watch” thing into perspective.

Other sessions at the Glance conference will cover successes and failures of building business models around the wearable, gaming, and what exactly we “hire” the device to do.

Glance will take place at the Orrick Building in San Francisco on December 10. A ticket for the day-long event will cost $995, but if you book early, you can snap one up for $495.


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