First look: Hands-on with Apple Watch and working software

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  • Reply 21 of 44
    mac_128mac_128 Posts: 3,454member
    Did they release storage specs? How many apps will it hold? How many mp3s will it hold? How many photos will it hold?
  • Reply 22 of 44
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    So thick; I couldn't bear to wear one. It would constantly catch on cuff links.

    What absurd nonsense. Typical. Evidently you haven't seen the sort of men's watches that are very popular today.
  • Reply 23 of 44
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    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post



    So thick; I couldn't bear to wear one. It would constantly catch on cuff links.



    This is thinner than my Tag.

  • Reply 24 of 44
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,453member
    So thick; I couldn't bear to wear one. It would constantly catch on cuff links.
    Good, don't wear one. Enjoy your cuff links. Just please quit your troll moaning and find a new hobby.
  • Reply 25 of 44
    freediverxfreediverx Posts: 1,423member
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    Originally Posted by PeterJH3 View Post



    "The larger versions come at a premium of $50 for the Sport and Watch, while the 42mm Edition costs an extra $2,000."



    ...only an extra $2,000.00? Why don't you check your numbers at Apple.com before you publish? Starting price of Apple Watch Edition is $10,000.00 and it goes up from there.

     

    Reading comprehension fail. The 42mm Edition costs an extra $2000 over the 38mm Edition.

  • Reply 26 of 44
    freediverxfreediverx Posts: 1,423member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post



    So thick; I couldn't bear to wear one. It would constantly catch on cuff links.

     

    Not to mention your ascot and your monocle.

  • Reply 27 of 44
    freediverxfreediverx Posts: 1,423member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mac_128 View Post



    Did they release storage specs? How many apps will it hold? How many mp3s will it hold? How many photos will it hold?

     

    8GB total: Max 2GB music and 75MB photos.

  • Reply 28 of 44
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    Originally Posted by NolaMacGuy View Post

     
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post



    So thick; I couldn't bear to wear one. It would constantly catch on cuff links.




    What absurd nonsense. Typical. Evidently you haven't seen the sort of men's watches that are very popular today.

     

     

    The trend today, is, indeed, for giant watches. I've never seen one that makes a man look anything other than ludicrous.

  • Reply 29 of 44
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 3,079member

    Did anyone think to pull the bands off and look for the rumored diagnostic port?

  • Reply 30 of 44
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    eightzero wrote: »
    Did anyone think to pull the bands off and look for the rumored diagnostic port?

    I wasn't there but I did notice this in one of their videos...


    700
  • Reply 31 of 44
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,407member
    capnbob wrote: »
    I'm good with the Sport, Watch and band costs for those but I just checked out the bands on the Edition... the leather classic buckle bands cost $3000 over the sport band!!! The Grey modern buckle cost $7000 over the sport band!!!

    HOW MUCH GOLD IS IN THESE BUCKLES???

    If this proves anything, it is Apple pricing the Edition at what the luxury market will bear rather than anything related to cost. I am sure they know their benchmarks and comparators. At those levels, I'm not sure people will buy fewer Rolexes... they'll probably just add an Apple Watch to their collection and keep it charged, like the Rolexes sit in the $10000 winders!

    If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
  • Reply 32 of 44
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    freediverx wrote: »
    8GB total: Max 2GB music and 75MB photos.

    I was expecting at least 4GB but 8GB is nice. 2GiB of music more than enough for most uses with BT headphones.

    What I don't get is the limitation to 75MiB for photos. What not simply 100MiB? What's the reasoning there. Surely it's not because there wasn't enough room to allocate another 25MiB. I wonder if that total is an approximation for a set number of photos after they are reduced for ?Watch. For example, reducing to an average of 0.75MiB is a good for both viewing and performance on the ?Watch display which gives allows you a maximum of 100 photos in its library.
  • Reply 33 of 44
    eightzeroeightzero Posts: 3,079member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismY View Post





    I wasn't there but I did notice this in one of their videos...








    Hum. Interesting. Hard to exactly see what is depicted. Clearly the back of the watch, so the circular cut out has to be the light sensor array. The little oblong holes are the band retention buttons. But there's something...in the slots?
  • Reply 34 of 44
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    eightzero wrote: »

    To me it looks like the 6 pins for the "diagnostic" port that have been mentioned.
  • Reply 35 of 44
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,056member
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    Originally Posted by foggyhill View Post

     

     

    So, you'd be happy if they cut $50 bucks off ? With this kind of product I doubt it would make a big difference in sales. So, I expect they wont slash it.


    No, because I'll buy the SS version. $600 with rubber band is ridiculous imo. Slashing the price? Well, iPhone 1 reminds you anything? And over the years, Macbooks too.

  • Reply 36 of 44
    is that 38mm or 42mm??????
  • Reply 37 of 44
    mnbob1mnbob1 Posts: 269member
    capnbob wrote: »
    I'm good with the Sport, Watch and band costs for those but I just checked out the bands on the Edition... the leather classic buckle bands cost $3000 over the sport band!!! The Grey modern buckle cost $7000 over the sport band!!!

    HOW MUCH GOLD IS IN THESE BUCKLES???

    If this proves anything, it is Apple pricing the Edition at what the luxury market will bear rather than anything related to cost. I am sure they know their benchmarks and comparators. At those levels, I'm not sure people will buy fewer Rolexes... they'll probably just add an Apple Watch to their collection and keep it charged, like the Rolexes sit in the $10000 winders!

    If you watch the video for the gold watch you'll find out that it's made with a solid ingot of 18k hardened gold. The required pattern is milled from it. This is not a gold plated case. The strap is fine leather and the buckles are also hardened 18k gold. You won't find this version in an Apple Store. It will be sold in high end retailers along with other luxury watches. I suspect that some of them will be given as gifts to Apple Corporate friends like CEOs and celebrities. This is not a smart watch, it's a luxury time piece. It's what sets Apple above the competition.
  • Reply 38 of 44

    Please Mr Cook - DON'T let Victoria 'The Designer' Beckham ever design anything for Apple Watch.

  • Reply 39 of 44
    mnbob1mnbob1 Posts: 269member
    Apple has created a watch that will appeal to a wide range of their customers. From the average consumer to the middle executive to wealthy. It also happens to have all these great features that make it greater with the iPhone. It's beyond smartphone. Developers have already been writing useful apps to make it greater. Not everyone will want one but Apple is going to sell a shitload of them!
  • Reply 40 of 44
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    Originally Posted by allmypeople View Post

     

    It's hard to get a sense of scale on the wrists in the photos but the watch looks too big.

     

    I was hoping to get my girlfriend one but I think I'll have to take her to try on one in case the small one is even too big.

     

    This might be a wait until next year type of thing for the thinner/faster/etc one




    The larger one  is smaller than my Casio G-shock currently on my wrist. I've read it's about as thick as a Swatch, within 0.5 mm of a Rolex.

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