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This getting more rediculous as the product launch unfolds. The iPhone itself doesn't require this type of " personal" marketing. Either you need it or you don't. And if you don't like it can you trade it in for the next ten or so iphones to come? 30 minutes? Imagine buying a car on a time limit in the show room? You all....ALLLLLLLL....would walk away from that. Phooey. How high the hype?
I will toss in my 2 cents for what it's worth; this issue and most surrounding it is a matter of money. Apple has found a way to turn the iPhone and soon the Apple watch in to another type of change box. Funny, for all the potential money that can be coined from apps, in-app purchases and now ApplePay one might imagine Apple would bring down prices on their goods. Sorry, folks. I'm not believing $17,000.00US is economical. And using ApplePay won't lessen the price....on...
This is an odd sort of story indeed. And, it would seem Apple would certainly have a chunk of product all ready to deliver to stores. But the public reaction, if you can call it that, to the aWatch, has been little more than a yawn. Why? The number of watches "sold" in the court of public opinion is in the thousands not millions. Nothing the gear offers is needed. Everything about it is a luxury item. NOTHING about the Apple watch, at the moment, is a...
As it might seem. What fascinates me is how so many of the "systems" or established tech is not included in current and up-coming products.   Two that come to mind immediately are solar power and inductive charging. The battery on both Apple Watch and iPhone would "live long and prosper" if there was a built-in solar cell somewhere in each. Too, a solar cell would, in a power-poor environment, help insure the functionality of the hardware extending battery life,...
My point is/was; a traditional timepiece costing $17,00.00 US would be a lifetime investment in one of the best hand-crafted instruments money can buy. In purchasing an Apple Watch at the same price the longevity of the AW is what, three, maybe, years? Its likely that few people will invest in such an expensive extension to their already-fantastic iPhone. Noting, here, just for conversation sake, that the Watch cannot stand alone as a device of any kind without the...
Think about all the issues of manufacturing and marketing and dealerships, etc. and you will soon see why Apple nor Google will build and sell automobiles.. With major players in that biz as they are it is SYSTEMS the car makers need. The techers need patents and systems to sell. Auto safety is a viable commodity as is self-navigation. The car makers of today don't have what Apple and Google have in that realm. The "secret" is right in from of us. Same with the Appe...
It seems that Apple is NOT working on a car per se. That is well out of their comfort zone. But they MUST, by nature of their business, be working on SYSTEMS that can be used in an automobile! Think "Apple environment " and you'll begin to figure out systems that can be used to install in a vehicle.
Seems right. I was thrilled to leave my wrist watch behind once iphone came along. But as we all know the Apple price doesn't include Apple Care or the cost of apps. Apple Care adds $100 to every purchase....at least. Anything not gold plated, completely water proof and highly durable will not deliver the value for the buck regardless of cost. But aside of all that...we all know that first genre ration products just that. Wait for at least generation 3 or 4. Time will tell...
Nice review. Honest too. The rub, I think, is in calling the device a smart phone. I was trained at the Bell System. Phones were ergonomic, fit in your hand and were built for conversation comfort. Not smart phones. Think of how comfy the old phone handset cupped your ear. The smartphone of today are like talking in to a candy bar. Comfy? Not even an attempt to be that. Cell phones were ergonomic about the time of the flip phone but not any more. There has been no...
Quite rediculous indeed. All comments are very valid. Just who NEEDS one of these? Even Star Trek nixed the idea of a wrist-based communications device in deference to the communicator pin. I know, I was making the wrist prototype to the wrist tricorder when it happened. I envision wearers twisting or flipping their wrists to void the "last entry" or cancel a misunderstood Siri command in a loud environment. And soon after the class action suit on behalf of wearers who've...
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