Furthermore, what has Apple done to protect all those celebrities whose photos were stolen from Google/Android? The theft wasn't specific to iOS. Apple once again leaves Android users out in the cold when it comes to security!
The downfall of smart watches to date: you EITHER have the always-on display to make it a real watch, not a black blob awaiting awkward shakes or gestures. OR you have good battery life. Nobody has beaten that trade-off.
The Moto 360 ends this dilemma: your watch is a dead black circle most of the time, AND it still dies before dinner!
I like the Verge's advice to get this if you want a smart watch "today." Not, you know... wait 4 more days to see whether the Apple...
Apple event coming ... Time to select a lazy meme and get some attention. I think "lock in" would. E a good one!
How is this proxy payment concept (if there's truth behind it) "lock in"? Do your purchased items get taken from you if you leave iOS? Do your credit cards stop working?
Do they call EVERY good feature of every product a "lock in" because you lose the feature if you don't use the product?
Sounds like someone wants a way to spin happy customers into something...
Six Samsung "smartwatches" this year! And a zillion from every other company.
Apple's hardware ("smartwatch" or whatever) will be trivialized as "only having a few innovative differences and looking better."
Meanwhile the important thing--the SOFTWARE and the whole ecosystem--will be overlooked in favor of spec-obsession. The REAL value of tech is what it DOES, and software (from OS, to specific integration with hardware features, to 3rd-party support) is what matter...
I'm very glad that the pre-loaded album thing is not true. That would be approaching Android- and Windows PC-style style crapware where the device maker sells your screen to third parties! (An MP4 would at least be more harmless and easier to delete, and Apple has done things like that before--my first Mac came pre-loaded with a Barenaked Ladies video as a QT demo--but it's still a tacky idea.)
If the iTunes store and U2 want to give out free codes or something, that's...
Throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. Sell the sizzle, not the steak.
Developers will again tell Samsung: not this! Samsung can make a few of their own hacky, redundant apps support new hardware features, but third-party support will be poor as usual.
Which is why combining OS and hardware from two companies with conflicting interests is never a good idea.
OK, sounds like reasonable component of a plan, but...
A) Is it two $10k scholarships per minute? Or just two, period? Speaking as a white male who has had plenty of childhood AND career advantages from my race (and where that race put me to grow up) ALONE... two is not much to level things out.
B) It would suck to be an Aboriginal Australian kid.