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Love these so much. 15 seconds, set a unique fashionable tone, show a blip of the functionality on an Apple Watch that works the best (built-in stuff, not 3rd party), and they're out. They seriously look like the live action version of a Vogue magazine ad.
I'm surprised anyone can criticize this. Tim is the CEO and if there's anyone from Apple who is going to forge a relationship with the Chinese president, it really needs to be him. These types of personal relationships are invaluable, especially in the current business environment in China where western companies quickly find themselves on the wrong side of an arbitrarily applied regulation or censorship request or copyright infringement.
I would love to know Apple's grand plan for HealthKit. Clearly they're doing this for a purpose far beyond the consumer market... something akin to being the defacto electronic health record for each person as they move through any medical system. I just have a hard time picturing the steps required to get from "app on my phone" to "thing every doctor and hospital and pharmacy and therapist uses and can interface with"
I'm not sure what the point of this would be. No existing headphones would be compatible with this smaller jack, so why not go 100% different? Unless... maybe all new Apple / Beats headphones will have this new plug and the new headphones will be backwards compatible with old phones/laptops, even if the new phones/laptops are not backwards compatible with old headphones.
It looks great. That said, it makes me a little uncomfortable to see Apple push even farther into luxury territory and away from their traditional Upper Middle Class positioning. Apple used to be brand-peers with Starbucks / Volkswagen / Crate and Barrel and now they're seem to want to be peers with Mercedes / Coach / Burberry.   In style, fancier is not always better. Ultimately, style is about using visual cues to set boundaries, saying who's in and who's out. And I...
That's some good doubling down on secrecy!  I would have assumed they were barely started. 
I love my EarPods and also would welcome a more sealed in-ear version. I've bought lots of headphones and you have to spend at least $200 to get something that sounds better. For $25, EarPods are a ridiculously good pair of earphones. Totally underrated.
Readability is about more than size. It has a lot to do with letterforms being distinct and having all the nice little cues that tip off your subconscious about which letter is which. Typing something in all caps will be "larger", but it will also be less readable because uppercase letters are more similar to each other compared to lower case letters. 
iCloud already does this for existing iPhones, right?
It's not *as* crazy as it would be to build an internal combustion car. Electric cars are in many ways closer to being large electronics than they are traditional cars. And Apple's biggest stregnth, arguably, is industrial design and mechanical engineering. Compared to its recent software UX issues, Apple's industrial design has always been immaculate, absolutely best-of-the-best, with very few problems (considering they get only one chance to get it perfect, where...
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