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So nobody has ever walked into a bathroom with their cellphone out of their pocket, in their hand? Or dropped their cellphone in a urinal accidentally? I've carried my phone into a gym locker room full of people stripped down and going into the showers who never so much as covered up in the presence of my phone, or gave me a second look. how is that any different than having a FaceTime camera on a watch? In order to use the camera you will have to point the face of the...
Couldn't disagree more. If any of what you suggest is true, the iPhone would be banned from restaurants/nightclubs. Google Glass was a problem because the camera looked at whatever you looked at, and no one knew whether it was on or not. Just like the iPhone it would be pretty easy to spot someone using the camera on a watch, or at least as easy, since it's pretty easy to take pictures of someone on a iPhone now without them knowing. And I'm not sure what any camera could...
 There NEEDS to be an option for a round form factor? I don't see this as a NEED. I'm sure Apple will do just fine selling millions of watches if they never offer a round watch. However, there may very well be some customers who will not want to wear the watch as it currently looks, and will opt for a competitors round watch. So to the extent that Apple places the fashion aspect of this watch over function, I would expect them to eventually offer a round model.  I think...
It would work the same way it does on the Watch. When the watch is used alone without the iPhone, the secure tokens are still generated through the store's POST. To the extent the watch stores any payment information necessary to be downloaded to the phone, that will happen once they are reunited, if ever. And to the extent the phone actually needs to pass any of this information on, it will happen once the iPhone reconnects to the web, if ever. It strikes me that the...
Yes, but the same is true if you're at Starbucks and the internet is down and your hard disks are sitting back at home on your desk. Then what does offline storage get you? That's why I say they are complimentary.
Well, it doesn't exactly "beat" cloud storage. I don't really see it as a competition. I see it as an important compliment. The people who keep insisting I rely on a wireless world exclusively, for which the new rMB is seemingly targeted, conveniently skip over these kinds of problems, which will likely never go away. Local storage for backup of important files, is just as important as having wireless access anywhere. When the network goes down, people can still get their...
Surprisingly I agree with you 100%. Apple has four distinct subsidized price points on which the phones are marketed -- $0, $99, $199, and $299. Simple elegant, and easy for the consumer to grasp. They know what tier they are in before adding on features from there.I'm not entirely sure how they will handle the subsidized $99 price point, as I see Apple using screen size as a price differentiator, but otherwise you are spot on.
I cannot see Apple offering a 6 Plus at the mid-tier. Just like Samsung, if you want a giant phone, you pay top dollar for it, especially since it will likely always offer all of the latest features. I'm not even sure they will offer the 6 at the mid-tier at this juncture. I see them distinguishing the price points by screen size and case design. If you want a 4.7" screen that will be the top dollar 6S. With four models separated by $100 each, there's not a lot of room to...
Interesting. I hadn't thought of that. While it's been clear to me from the beginning that the 5S was likely engineered to be transplanted into the 5C case, as per the plan, redesigning the 6 series to fit into the 5S case hadn't occurred to me. Mainly because if Apple has to reengineer the 6 into a 4" form factor, then they might as well redesign the case as well, since it will need to last at least 3 years, based on their previous pattern, and the 5S design would get a...
Doesn't matter if there is or isn't. They will report their "Other" income category, and whatever the difference between previous quarters and this quarter will be the profit from the Watch, and will be more than enough from which to speculate.
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