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I'm late to the comment party, but my $.02:   This "who takes what form of payment" is going to have a slow start. There's huge social inertia. Practically all US consumers are going to be toting card packed wallets for some years. Many (like me) will know the security of NFC, and will look to shop where it's available. I have gone to Target exactly once since their gaffe, and I used cash, something I never do. I might go back when ApplePay becomes available.   That...
There really isn't anything remarkable here at all. The "Apple was surprised" comment, while perhaps technically true, is not the same as "Apple didn't plan for this." Part of the deal structure Apple surely planned for was the possibility GT would not be able to do what they promised. When that happens, the parties can avail themselves of the legal processes available. This includes a bankruptcy, the details of which can be very technical. The stay in bankruptcy is broad,...
It will. Remember that Apple Watch will actually be in your own home most of the time. BLE has some range issues, but here's a nice start. If Apple Watch can tie into Apple TV too, and make use of its Wifi (and phone calls over wifi?) you get Apple Watch functions without iPhone in your pocket. I rather expect to see an update to Airport Extreme and Express along these lines too. This smart home stuff is easily overdone, as so much relies on the implementation in the home....
Don't hold it that way.
I freely admit to being one of these, but it isn't going to be a Gold Edition I try first. I do see immediate value to me. A smart person at AAPL might want to think about some form of Apple Store gift card for the holiday season. Put a picture of the Apple Watch on one of those nice iTunes plastic cards, load with $349+, and give it as a gift. And...a smart marketing person would have them available at the retailers (watch stores?) that are going to carry them, and when...
While this is a bit of a threadjack, I am particularly interested to see how the tech evolves vis a vis other Apple strategy. I'm not dev or tech guy, but while Apple Watch is billed as a iPhone accessory, that isn't the whole story.    I understand Apple Watch to be a BT4 connective device. While the most obvious connection is iPhone, I think there are other possibilities, particularly in light of the "connectivity" efforts i iOS and OSX. Apple Watch needs help - its...
This post is interesting and informative too:   https://www.storehouse.co/stories/t56l6-apple-watch-sneak-peek   Lots of nice pics (from an iPhone 6.)
Grow is the word, I think. When I first saw mention of iPod, I shrugged with a big meh. I think I've bought a dozen of them in various configurations, and who knows how much I've spent on iTunes. It grew on me. I had a lukewarm reaction to iPhone. Decided it was too expensive for me. I bit at the iPhone 3g. It grew on me. I bought a launch day iPad. Showed up at my door at 10am on launch day. I've bought 2 more, plan an upgrade soon. But then, I also bought a MP110 Newton....
I found this article interesting and informative:   http://www.ablogtowatch.com/apple-watch-hands-on-review/   It is from a non-tech, non-Apple perspective.   All I can say about the "prediction" is that I know it is accurate +/- 9,999,998, as I will be buying two.   The killer app for it is a 911 button. Sure, no wifi/GPS/cell in it for now, but I think that is mostly for battery issues. A chipset to do all those things is essentially trivial. And I can see a deal...
 Many years ago, we made up a resume for such a guy at NASA. Was in charge of the PAM-D, IUS/TDRS-B and STS-51L SRB field joints. Couldn't ever get anything right.
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