You can design your iOS app to have iWatch compatibility and an interface, but as it doesn’t work without an iPhone…
Yes. Developers will be getting the details "later this year."
I'm in the same boat you are, somewhat. I take my watch off in the shower, but keep it on while sleeping. I like being able to check the time without squinting at a bedside clock. So I would prefer not having to take it off at night, but oh well. I expect I'll be a somewhat late adopter. Maybe by the second version they'll have better charging options (not that I know the details of the current one of course).
What will be the real cost of the basic iWatch? With all those different types of straps I suspect these will be at various prices as an additional cost on top of the $349. Anyone know the likely costs for the straps?
therealtom wrote: »
No, but you'd at least expect it to get past 100 dollars.
Never does. In 2016 people will be wondering what they did before it (like the iPad). This isn't game-changing, yet. But once developers developers developers get their hands on it, it'll be impressive.
I really like it.
Four clarifying comments that are still needed:
1- No Battery Life claim
2- No Waterproof/Water Resistant claim
3- No Sizes mentioned- just big and small
4- Confused on pricing. Is smaller less/more than the larger? Is the sport more or the same (as it uses a lesser material).
38mm and 42mm
adefowler wrote: »
Missing the holiday sales period is a bit of a disaster in my honest opinion.
jungmark wrote: »
Rushing a product out just to sell before the holidays would be a worse disaster.
dasanman69 wrote: »
Then why announce it now?
No competition from the rest of the company and a non-holiday year’s worth of sales gives a better idea of how the product will do.
jungmark wrote: »
Same reason they announced the iPhone and iPad months early: FCC regulations will make it public anyways prior to release.
solipsismx wrote: »
Two reasons: Control of the announcement and needing to get partners onboard.
Apple can't stop leaks from 3rd-party vendors when there is a huge volume of merchandise ready to sell so if they waited until next year we would know everything about it.
Also, look at how many months of lead time ALL their new product announcements had before going on sale. This is not an unusual event.
ajbdtc826 wrote: »
- Music via bluetooth headphones?
- no SIM card for cell connectivity?