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post #121 of 152

Actually, I think an iWatch might be a product I'd be interested in. It would need to 

 

1) allow me to see what's coming into my phone without removing latter from my pocket

2) maybe act as speakerphone for smartphone for when I'm driving or otherwise can't get phone out of pocket easily

3) possibly have biometric sensors

4) and definitely have better battery life and _much_ better styling 

 

I was also thinking more along the lines of $150-200...not $300 for the opportunity to look like a dork with a smartphone taped top my wrist like this Samsung POS...

post #122 of 152
They're kidding right? Their first idea must have been a smart headband with an optional wrist mirror.
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If they do, it will be because camera lens technology has sufficiently advanced so that 4k can actually contribute to image quality, and/or phone storage/cloud bandwidth have become sufficient to handle huge video files. 

 

Apple users have had years to grow accustom to your type-- PC users could be relied on to bray about specs and haunt Apple boards (on account of being pathetic and all).  Now Android is the new refuge for platform twats to gobble on about screen sizes and multi-giga and my number is bigger than yours.  But of course you have to go out of your way to seek out Apple users to spray Cheetos crumbs on, because just liking what you have isn't enough, is it?  You have to beat someone, because God knows you probably don't get many opportunities to do that in day to day life.

 

Regarding technological advances.  The Note 3 has advanced to the point of making 4K a reality.  The iPhone will get there as well, you can count on that.

 

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post #124 of 152
Yuk!
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Originally Posted by DroidFTW View Post

Regarding technological advances.  The Note 3 has advanced to the point of making 4K a reality.  The iPhone will get there as well, you can count on that.

 

Explain the point of a 4K screen on a phone. Explain the reason Apple would do something as stupid as putting a 4K display on a phone.

 

Apple will eventually have 4K support and output of content on the iPhone, sure, but screen? No.

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post #126 of 152
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Then Apple is copying Pebble? Pebble was first, or one of the first, to market. There were NO iWatch rumors prior to Pebble.

There were smart watches based on Microsoft's Smart Personal Object Technology (SPOT), released in 2004.

Never gained any popularity, but they were there long before Pebble.
post #127 of 152
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Yes, but look at the "specs"!  It's all about "specs"! 
And Sammy was FIRST!
Nevermind that they are clueless when it comes to style until they have someone to COPY.

No they weren't first. There have been several smart watches out for a while now.
post #128 of 152
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Remember this post of yours when iPhones add 4k video recording capability at some point down the road.

Sure, but Desktop PC and TV screen aren't even there yet.

post #129 of 152
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Explain the point of a 4K screen on a phone. Explain the reason Apple would do something as stupid as putting a 4K display on a phone.

 

Apple will eventually have 4K support and output of content on the iPhone, sure, but screen? No.

 

 

He's talking about the camera being able to record 4k. A 4K screen would be ridiculously wasteful.

post #130 of 152
Originally Posted by BigMac2 View Post
Sure, but Desktop PC and TV screen aren't even there yet.

 

That's not a consideration. Content has to be available first.

 

Originally Posted by trd105 View Post
He's talking about the camera being able to record 4k. A 4K screen would be ridiculously wasteful.

 

Ah, then that makes sense. Not for years, no, and not until H.265 at LEAST is available on all Apple products. We're something like half an order of magnitude away from making this feasible in terms of storage space, too. 4K is huge, and single to four terabyte hard drives just don't cut it.

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post #131 of 152
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Oh I thought, I give a real sense of what might have been going through his (the host of the Galaxy unveiling show) head that very moment.
Here you Go..


That looks like a crackhead Steve Ballmer.
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post #132 of 152
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Wow! That "Smart" watch is Uber-ugly, fugly!!!! Clearly Samsung did not have men in mind as it appears to look too feminine. I know Apple can do much better at design, can't wait for Apple to trump this garbage.

Now we can see what Samsung is capable of without Apple to inspire them...
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Who in their right mind is going to take phone calls through a watch? That's got to be worse than the bluetooth headset army.

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post #133 of 152

Sorry Samsung, once you go Swiss give Koreans a miss.

 

 

One more thing, what's in this picture would buy twenty or so of your crappy products.

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post #134 of 152
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That watch looks boring as ****. Just like the dozens of other "smartwatches" being designed by talentless companies. Samsung can go ahead and "beat Apple to the punch"- being first has never been Apple's goal, it's always been doing it right. Just like all the other industries and products it reinvented, Apple will release such a product when its confident it will be a game-changer, and that consumers will flock to buy it.

 

Remember the old days, before the iPhone:-

 

Warning, painful to watch.

 

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post #135 of 152
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That's not a consideration. Content has to be available first.

 

Computers tend to adopt higher resolution first because it not depend much about content. I still remember my 1920x1200 ElectronBlue CRT I used more than 15 years ago. Still I agree with you,  this doesn't apply to mobile devices who are more content consuming centric. 

post #136 of 152
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If they do, it will be because camera lens technology has sufficiently advanced so that 4k can actually contribute to image quality, and/or phone storage/cloud bandwidth have become sufficient to handle huge video files. 

 

 

One cool thing about the chip being able to encode 4K video is that it can handle the bandwidth of recording 1080p video at 60 fps.  That doesn't sound quite as sexy as 4K on a spec sheet, but that's how I'd use it.

post #137 of 152

why nothing has been said about its fingerprint sensor? 

 

I can't see it on its front face, is it on the back of the phone?

post #138 of 152
Originally Posted by helia View Post
why nothing has been said about its fingerprint sensor?

 

Because it doesn't exist.

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post #139 of 152

Two points not yet made:

 

1.  70 apps?  Be still my beating heart.
2.  Imagine, if you will, malware - ON YOUR WRIST...

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post #140 of 152
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Because it doesn't exist.

 Meh, loved to see a faulty fingerprint scanner on Note3!

post #141 of 152
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post #142 of 152
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LOL!

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post #143 of 152
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Remember this post of yours when iPhones add 4k video recording capability at some point down the road.

 

Oh, the iPhone will get 4k video recording one day. Probably when codecs to keep the file sizes manageable and efficient decoders are ready for small consumer devices.

 

I'm not sure what the fuss is. I work in video post-production, and I'm underwhelmed by the prospect of 4k in the consumer space.

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post #144 of 152
All these "marketing shots" of the "smart watch" are all from the front, obscuring the body of it. I saw a few shots more from the side that reveal the true "clunkiness" of this beast. It's pretty thick, raising at least a half inch above the wrist. And seriously not good looking with those mismatched screws and materials textures.

ANd then it needs a Note 3 alongside to function properly?

No, I'll pass, thanks.
post #145 of 152
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Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

That watch looks boring as ****. Just like the dozens of other "smartwatches" being designed by talentless companies. Samsung can go ahead and "beat Apple to the punch"- being first has never been Apple's goal, it's always been doing it right. Just like all the other industries and products it reinvented, Apple will release such a product when its confident it will be a game-changer, and that consumers will flock to buy it.

While i don't know if Apple will really come out with a watch thingee one thing I do know for certain: if they do, it will look better than What was shown today.
post #146 of 152
i bet the iWatch will be very simple.

will do all iPod stuff with earbud jack, no iphone needed.

will do Facetime - vid and voice both - email, texting, alerts via wifi, no iphone needed.

can also tether to iphone for this when there is no wifi.

a few simple convenience apps, like health monitors and calculators. oh yeah, time and weather.

use a Siri like UI with iCloud sync for stuff and iTunes Match.

in other words - the iPod of the future!

everyone is looking in the wrong direction, for a mini smartphone.

but Apple can reinvent the iPod instead!

added later: priced at say $199 they'd sell 20 million a year to start.

of course the designer watch bands will double the price.
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post #147 of 152
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Then Apple is copying Pebble? Pebble was first, or one of the first, to market. There were NO iWatch rumors prior to Pebble.

 

But there was this prior to Pebble:

 

 

And it wasn't rumor.

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post #148 of 152
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This design is showing the outcome of Samsung "not copying" anybody else for the first time.

 

"for the first time."

 

At least you're more honest than their lawyers.

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post #149 of 152
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But there was this prior to Pebble:




And it wasn't rumor.

exactly.
post #150 of 152
Know what I don't get? Watch bands wear out. If I gotta take this damn thing off every night to charge in its cradle the watch band is gonna wear out mighty quick. Is this watch band even replaceable?! It sure doesn't seem like it and most definitely not affordably if there's a fricking camera and speaker and other crap built into the watch band!

Many people are suggesting the next big thing is wearables that help you track your health. For many people that means working out. Athletics (sweat, friction, impacts) are also gonna take a toll on the watch band.

Unless I'm really missing something I'm so completely underwhelmed. Blah. $300?! Are you on crack?!
post #151 of 152
I don't get it... shouldn't this be called "Appleinsider"? Why this concern over Samsung's latest products?
post #152 of 152
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This is what they call innovation?

Bigger screens and copying competitors rumored yet unreleased products?

Who called it innovative?

 

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In my opinion, a smart watch is a stupid idea, by Samsung, Apple or other.

Well the problem with these watches is that companies will try to do too much with them before the technology allows it to be done right. Take this watch for example, over on Engadget they called sluggish and awkward.

 

The watch should simply tell the time and act as a notification screen for the connected device. Nothing more. Keeping such a limited feature set should allow the watch to be smaller, get good battery life and have a simple/elegant design.

 

On the Note 3, hardware-wise it looks fantastic. However, given the amount of frivolous  software/features Samsung stuffed on the GS4 I am sure the Note 3 would be no different. Hopefully they will come out with a Google Play edition.

 

Of course, the ideal situation would be for Apple to come out with a similar sized iPhone but I would be extremely surprised if they ever did such a thing.

 

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