It may run a modification of the iPod nano software.
BTW, the stock peaked at apple pay and has been dropping since the iWatch was revealed. I think a lot of people are nervous how this will fly.
First rule of AAPL investing: "Buy on rumor, sell on news."
andysol wrote: »
It'll likely be a one-time authorization when you're setting up your watch. Then- when it's within range, it'll work still.
Essentially- theyd have to steal your fingers, your watch, and your phone. If that happens- you have more to worry about than credit card fraud
This is the most impressive watch UI I've ever seen, also the watch's performance was smooth and flawless. I adore how well the wrist gesture worked, at first I thought it would be a bit gimmicky but seeing it work changed all that, of course I'll have to try it out first.
So they made several armbands and colors for the same frame, it would've been more fitting (given that a watch is a strong fashion statement) if they made other frame designs as well, I have a feeling that'll be coming in the future.
I'm no stock-market expert, but I have a feeling AAPL will drop for a while until the market people wrap their heads around what happened today, and after ApplePAY and the iPhone 6 start churning in some stats.
Final observation: Too bad the Apple Watch missed the xmas boat, it would've been the perfect gift for the year and would've definitely kicked the Kindle out of Amazon's top spot.
sockrolid wrote: »
More like 6 versions of existing-smart-watch-crushing.
The basic Apple Watch needs an iPhone to work. Tim didn't say anything about the Sport and Edition lines, did he? I don't remember him saying whether the mid- and top-level Apple Watches can function autonomously.
Or did Tim group all Apple watches into a single "Apple Watch" umbrella? (As opposed to the "Apple Watch" low-end line vs. the "Apple Watch Sport" and "Apple Watch Edition" lines.) Sounded to me like just the low-end line needed an iPhone. Then again, Tim didn't give us too much detail on that.
schlack wrote: »
Ugh. Thought Apple would bring it with a killer use case for the iWatch, like advanced medical tracking.
Seems just as pointless as the competitors on the market. What can I do with it that I can't do better with my phone which is 1 ft away from my wrist?
"iPod Nano/shuffle" watch, but with a great UI, that does more.
Different styles and colours.
"Let's make a watch out of the 6th Gen Nano. Might as well wear it on your wrist.
And let's make it so you can do more stuff with it."
Makes a lot of sense when you think about it.
If you don't already have a "smart watch," I guess you will wonder what the use of the Apple Watch will be. Even my Pebble, as simple and limited as it is, is incredibly useful when it actually works correctly. I think enough people will find the Apple Watch essential, as many now find our smartphones even though we don't use them solely to make phone calls. The key for me will be looks and battery life. In the looks department, I think it is ok. Apple will have to come up with more variety for watch cases for future generations. Battery life has to be more than a day or it will be a big hassle. One good thing about Apple products. The resale value is always very good, so it makes upgrading in the future less painful.
I was wondering that too, but i think they are assuming the watch and phone being close to one another is enough, People phones get stolen not their watch and phone at the same time. I would imagine the watch will not make a payment unless it is linked with your phone and the phone has to be close to the watch.
crowley wrote: »
It looks alright. Not exactly leagues ahead of the competition, but alright. Not exactly mind blowing, but expecting that was asking for disappointment.
I'll wait until I see one to judge it any more. So far, it looks ... just alright.
Whist it may have been reported in some places, having seen and heard Jony Ive speak in Apple videos, it does not seem to me that the language he would have used was "Switzerland is f***ed". Many Swiss watches are high quality, well designed products that a designer like Jony will probably greatly admire. What I can believe is that other smart watch makers might now be saying something like "We are well and truly ****** ."
blackbook wrote: »
They made a f***ing gold version and you're saying they didn't focus on the jewel aspect of the watch? Unbelievable.
As Jony said Switzerland is f***ed!
One thing that strikes me about how Apple Watch is being presented is how much emphasis on customization/personalization is made. On the one hand (no pun intended), long, careful thought at Apple has arrived at hardware/software design that says, "this is pretty much how we think it should be done. Don't mess with it." An approach that I actually appreciate. In this case, that same thought process results in recognition right up front that customization is the way it should be done for a wearable device. This may seem obvious, but I don't know what other wearable tech out there offers this degree of choice.