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They did a good job with the bands and I agree if it had been round, it would have been different but the crown button has to go too, it's not symmetric. That site you linked to shows an Omega watch next to the Apple Watch: The round clock face looks silly on the square display, in a round peg square hole way. Such a small tweak but such a huge difference in appearance.Moto 360 has been selling out within hours of the launch - they might have had a limited production run...
The Apple Watch doesn't do much more than analog watches without the smartphone. You can't use Siri without the phone so no texting, no email, no notifications, no FaceTime, no still camera, no video camera, no GPS, no movies or TV shows, no voicemail, no internet, no maps.On its own, it has the clock, can play music, has an alarm, maybe a calculator, it has some apps, I doubt any worthwhile games.I thought it looked a bit feminine but there's a couple of designs that look...
I'm disappointed that optical image stabilisation isn't in the smaller model but you can probably hold the smaller one steadier. We'll see what benefit there is in the photos when they are reviewed.I don't think the resolution matters at all. Retina displays mean you can't see the pixels so it wouldn't matter being 1080p or 4K, you can't see the pixels. They could probably have gotten away with 720p as it would be 320PPI, about the same as the iPhone 4 Retina display.
But the irony is they're still copying Apple with their ads.I also think there's more to this below the surface. As consumers on the outside, we see the launch events and component leaks but Apple and Samsung develop products for years. Apple said the watch has been years in development. They buy components from the likes of Samsung, LG and so on. In order to make a first prototype, Apple has to order parts from LG or Samsung. Say that Apple orders a 1-2" display or...
4GB is ok for basic use but the integrated graphics can use up to 1GB and the OS can easily use 1GB so it doesn't leave much room for higher-end apps. If you just want an 11", there's one with 8GB here for $849:http://store.apple.com/us/product/G0NX1LL/B/refurbished-macbook-air-14ghz-dual-core-intel-core-i5A 13" model is here for $1439 but a bit pointless when a new model with 8GB is...
Lightweight, thin, great battery life but not waterproof. Same as the iPhone 6 really but a lot cheaper and for one handed mode, just fold the top down.There's a comparison video here between the 5S and 6:The 4.7" iPhone 6 will break one-handed usage for some people but not everyone and isn't physically much more bulky than the iPhone 5S so pocketability should be ok.The 5.5" iPhone is more for people who want an ultraportable or pocketable tablet. It's not a phone, it's a...
They did say 800 million before:http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/23/itunes-now-has-nearly-800-million-accounts-most-with-credit-cards-attached/but then they said 500 million during the presentation:http://gizmodo.com/itunes-comes-with-free-bono-1632405004"Yep, every single iTunes user (500 million customers total!) is getting the new U2 album absolutely free."That would be a loss of 300 million in about 5 months. There has to be a miscommunication somewhere - maybe the album...
The Apple site says:"it uses the GPS and Wi‑Fi in your iPhone to track how far you’ve moved.""Apple Watch uses the GPS and Wi‑Fi in your iPhone to help measure the distance you travel during activities that can’t be measured in steps, such as cycling."http://www.apple.com/watch/features/http://www.apple.com/watch/technology/I guess it means it connects to the iPhone via wi-fi to read the GPS data.Apple's press release is...
Android people perhaps but not iPhone buyers. The iPhone 5S topped every other smartphone in sales:http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/iphone-5s-is-the-bestselling-smartphone-worldwide/They had room to go larger without breaking one-handed usage so much. The Meizu MX2 with a 4.4" display still looks usable one-handed:There would have been negligible loss in the scale between it and the 4.7" and they could possibly have made it 720p vs 1080p in the 6+, which would be easier when it...
The functions are mostly tied to the smartphone though. It has no GPS, wifi or cellular data. It can play music on its own but as a fitness tracker, it doesn't seem all that valuable without GPS. If people have the smartphone in their pocket, it reduces the watch to a $350 second screen. Siri is dependent on network access so again, without the phone, the watch is pointless.People buy the iPhone because it's $199 on contract. What incentive is there to buy an additional...
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