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Apple made me a little jealous (I still have mostly Macs at home and still am an iPad fan). But Google's openness is bringing me features and experiences that Apple didn't match today (while it did show stuff that others don't yet do, like keep thieves from using my devices).

What this really means is:

1. Apple's profits are safe. If you have an iPhone, this makes you feel good and you aren't likely to dump over and get an Android.
2. Apple's influencers are safe. I spoke to lots of audiences lately and the tech passionates are HEAVILY iPhone, even in Europe.
3. This effectively locks Microsoft and Blackberry out of the market (and the new Firefox and Tienzen OS's). The Apple announcements make those seem lame and continue the Google and Apple world against everyone else.
4. I still think Google Glass is a bigger threat to Apple than it understands.

More on all this on Gillmor Gang shortly at http://friendfeed.com/stevegillmor This will be a short show, gotta end by 12:45.