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This is something that IS waaay overdue, and not an unreasonable expectation. Every parent I meet laments the lack of multi-user capabilities for their children who are too young to have their own tablets (or phones) and play with their personal ones, inevitably screwing stuff up. Even Netflix has multi-user, now. I don't particularly care for my visiting friends and relatives browsing my personal photos, and social media apps, influencing my web browsing preferences, and...
PowerBook was also seemingly way too big to be replaced. Yet they still did it. APPLE is the brand. They can call their products anything they want and people will still rush out to buy it. My main point here is that I think the "i" monicker has gotten quite long in the tooth. I mean the iMac is 16 years old. The Internet is common place in everyone's day-to-day life -- everything is connected to the Internet, including refrigerators. The "i" is tied to an outdated, old...
Oh, I'm so glad Apple is expecting me to entrust my personal information and credit security to Pay, a mere HOBBY. Thanks for clearing that up. I won't be using Pay now. LOL so much for that theory.
I sense the end of the "i" at hand ... I expect perhaps that with OS X we'll get Phone 7 in three sizes: mini, just Phone, and plus. Likewise for the Pads. MacBooks will drop Air and become MacBook mini, just MacBook, and MacBook Pro (because they can't have a Mac Plus again), same with desktops, Mac Mini, just Mac, and Mac Pro. Again these are a different set of products. A larger iPhone and iPad do not connote "pro" status, whereas a fully equipped MacBook and Mac...
I really wish this were possible, without turning into the debacle that the launch of Maps was ... and the mess it still is. Albeit it does some things better than Google, but it's easy enough to use both apps side-by-side, and I routinely do. But I fear Apple would have to buy a search engine company and pour money into it for a while before it's ready. I don't care for Bing, and Yahoo is awful. Like it or not, Google is the most reliable, comprehensive and accurate...
That's interesting ... so if you take your watch off at any time while you're out, you're screwed. So in that sense it is tied to your iPhone. 
Which is why it's a complete mystery that the Sport Watch -- the one that is most likely to take some serious impacts, is the one they make out of the less scratch resistant Gorilla glass. Cheaper yes, so I guess you'll be able to afford a replacement sooner when the crystal gets so damaged you can't see your watch face. 
 Also -- Pay is for use with with internet purchases, which don't need NFC -- it's the only way you use Pay at Target right now. Nor do you technically need Touch ID. So there's even more confusion as to whether or not an iPhone 5, 5S & 5C will support Pay via the internet once the Watch enables it. I would imagine, setting up a credit card on a phone without such hardware support would be no different than setting it up on a phone that has it. And if that's the case,...
It's absolutely NOT a coincidence ... it's marketing. They will drive the adoption of the Watch by initially offering only oversized phones for the current models, and limiting earlier iPhones use of Pay to require it. An NFC equipped case like the CashWrap that Incipio made for the iPhone for use with Isis/SoftCard would cost a lot less than even the cheapest Watch offerings. But that does little for Apple's bottom line, which is why they are unlikely to support it....
I've pointed this out before that it is highly unlikely Apple engineered the 5C without considering they would be able to easily update the internals with the 5S components. As it is, the 5C is going to get two less years in the marketplace than any other Apple design (which usually has a 4 year lifespan). The 5C debuted at mid-tier and now it's the bottom tier. If Apple follows their usual pattern, it'll be gone after only 2 years -- that's a lot of R&D down the drain,...
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