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The killer app is not "design" or some specific app.  The killer app is Convenience.  And as always, convenience offered by a device isn't usually obvious until you start using it. Once you do though, you can't imagine parting with the dang thing.  How many of us who were adults during the pre-mobile phone era feel naked if we leave the house today without our phones?   The daily use demo by Kevin Lynch might look uninteresting but boarding a plane without having to pull...
Thirty years ago while in grad school overseas, I casually mentioned to an American classmate that the NSA monitors all satellite transmissions including personal communications.  He was incredulous and was so appalled that I would accuse the US government of being capable of such an egregious violation of the constitution.  Then I showed him the Time magazine article that mentioned it in passing, as if it was not big deal at all. Hold no illusions about how the US...
Is there a way to check if a submitted app was compiled using CIA-compromised X-code?   Maybe it's time App Store submissions be made in source code and Apple does the compiling in-house.
I regularly criticize the Chinese government as a government that is scared of its own people.   The US government, no matter who the president is, is a government that is scared of everyone and everything including its own shadow.
Apple, the most successful company on the face of the earth today, is so stupid that they will build a gold watch that will be obsolete in anywhere from one to three years, price it at $10K, and hope to attract heirloom watch buyers to it.   This is what a lot of people seem to be posting.  There's some stupid thinking going on all right but I don't think it's emanating from Cupertino.
I would not be surprised if Apple offered upgrades of the Edition at a price equal to a brand new bottom-of-the-line Sport.  How to upgrade the sensors?  Replace the back cover.  How to upgrade the circuitry?  The case, digital crown and button geometry will be carved in stone and every SoC, and screen that Apple makes for the AppleWatch will fit every AppleWatch Edition ever made. What if Apple wants to make the AppleWatch thinner and sleeker?  Introduce a new model.  Is...
Well thank god congress is not passing a law that would require you to wear a gold watch then!   :-)
Yeah, by choosing a rectangular face, Apple has managed to design the most common design for a digital watch ever conceived.  But every round-faced luxury watch is a unique design that doesn't have anything in common with any other round-faced luxury watch, right? You could at least be consistent with your standards for design uniqueness and thus attain even a modicum of credibility.
You've never owned a lux mech movement watch, have you?  Because you seem to be unaware of the cost of making it "timeless" and functional for decades.  It's about $300 every three years for an overhaul and easily 4 digits for a repair. Now if you want to go non-lux, overhaul cost for Seiko automatics is only about $150, but you can buy a new one for about that price or a little over.  So Seiko autos are basically disposable watches.
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