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 Fixed it for you department:  "Not here, will bring in too many lower class peasants petit bourgeoisie to our snooty area of town."  That ship kinda' sailed when Apple decided (or realized) that since the smart watch sector is not (for the present) the next huge wave on technological/utilitarian merit, they'd have to add as much sizzle (marketing) as steak (actual digital functionality value delivered) to make a (top and bottom line) success out of the product... ...and...
The code names make demographic sense at least.  Astoria (in Queens, NY) - the Android piece - is (or long was) a synonym for a lunch pail, blue collar, largely LMC crowd - the type of neighborhoods where Android rules now.  And they'll just be run in emulation looking nothing like Windows apps. So a UI hodge-podge. Islandwood is more suggestive of Long Island proper to the east of Queens - tony, aspirational - with the apps at least slightly adapted to have a more native...
My system's updated - and like the other times I've tried three finger tapping for whatever it's supposed to do, it doesn't work... ...rather just opens the link in Safari. I tried lightly, crisply, right handed, left-handed.  Nupe. And not the only gesture that's either "not as advertised" or unreliable.  E.g., commands to bring up the in-context dictionary.  And more.  As a "re-switcher" color me disappointed that basic plumbing things simply don't function.  Or...
....2.0...??
...and while not announced, safe to say the price/GB for memory sticks has just re-bumped up for a spell at least.... The price of progress...
 Unless you (gasp!) finish paying for your house (by not choosing something beyond your means and watching your spending), and it's totally functional for your needs, with maybe the occasional renovation.  I'm serious about what I do, but not a photo pro and can do every thing I want in my old PS 7 and CS1 versions - having come from a darkroom background these are still like Arthur C. Clarke's definition of "magic" to me after all the years since they came out.  And I...
 I get it. And point taken.OTOH, placing one of a kind (or few of a kind) special Edition models on the wrists of already full of themselves and rich celebretards is clearly effective marketing by reinforcing aspirational/identification-with imagery for younger demos even if (like "conspicuous consumption" in general) things like this have always turned me off. It's also (as a luxury item campaign) brilliantly cost effective - a news story about singer X with a gold link...
 As do I, because as an adult, I don't want any corporation to continue to be my mother.  I went and got my own place even! For many millions (not all kids, not all parents, not all anything), iOS is their internet, and yeah you have Safari, but this is app world, and info in apps totally arguably should be as free as anywhere else on the net - with ample ability for parents and other guardians to lock down whatever content they choose.PS:  It's not just "porn" that...
....or we (well they) could go X....  ....as in iPhone X + a series of names.  Not repeating cats - or likely dogs, though there's hundreds - or Cali Place names.  Maybe flowers? iPhone X Larkspur sounds kinda X and kinda flowery at once........altho' this is hardware.  And that's more how Apple names software... ...NTM the existence of the HTC X1....  ....but something's likely to give before we see an "iPhone 27s"........Whatever, I've had a notion for awhile now that...
 All this subtle font stuff is huge with Jony Ives and Jon Gruber, etc., but basically as lost on me as trying to think of a non-dumb reason I'd spend $17,000 on a case for a $350 smart watch.Guess I'm just a Philistine who'll never have a career in design... ...oh well....
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