Of course he's serious. Because his version of the ?Watch doesn't require a any phone for GPS, LTE connectivity, CPU power for Apps either.
Including a functional but tiny TouchID button that can see sufficient fingerprint area to uniquely identify you is par for the course.
I guess I'm not the only one wondering about the water-resistance.
Google is your friend:
Not in battery tech...you people complained about the thickness of the device and expect more battery life too...won't happen at this time or even in the next 2-3 years.
No, it's not. What about charge during the day if you intend to use it when you sleep? or take the damn thing off when you take a shower, have a dinner while it's charging and then put it back on to go to bed?
The brightest minds on the planet have been working on this holy grail for decades with no real progress (Lithium Ion being the current state of the art). The labs at MIT are ablaze at night working on it. Lots of prototypes in the labs but nothing ready for the market anytime soon. Battery technology, or more precisely the lack thereof, is keeping the electric automobile industry from taking off. Smartphones and now watches have all this technology available but nothing to power it very long.
And then there’s this. Advances in technology have produced amazing audio products from amplifiers to headphones but the technology to convert those wonderful impulses to actual sound waves has remained the same for the last one hundred years... a paper cone with a coil of wire attached and moving around a magnet.
Agreed on digital crown comment. I posted on the other site about the touch sensitive band on the site of the watch and utilize home button as Touch ID too but relocate it elsewhere.
If Apple can do that and extend the battery life to a few days, it'll be epic success which put every other smart watch to trash can.
I suppose you're right there. It's just a different habit to learn. I will say that my FitBit is on at all times, except when I recharge it overnight once per week. Yes, I forego that night of tracking, but catching 6 out of 7 nights is fine. Since it is waterproof, I do wear it in the shower. At this point, I don't even notice it.
I'm not sure I'll feel that way about the watch. I don't wear my watch to bed because of the bulk.
I guess we'll all find out once Apple gets more of these out in the wild and people can post some real world feedback.
I don't know about a touch sensitive band on the outer edge. It might be too easy to accidentally brush against it in the course of normal movement.
What about putting a battery inside the strap?
I believe they have a patent on just such a potential design, so perhaps in some future iteration.
1 full day of battery is all I would ask for. It would ensure that it works ALL day and never once has to come off your wrist during the day to charge, and gets you in the routine of taking it off and charging it at night.
The last thing you'd want is to not charge it over night, and have it die on you mid-day, having to take it off and recharge. Which means carrying around a unique watch charger, etc..
I'll wear it during the day. Charge it at night. It just needs to have ALL DAY battery life.
You are absolutely right
Yep, I feel the same way. Yesterday was the saddest day for me as an Apple fan since Steve died. Apple Watch is easily the worst product Apple has made in decades.
Apple used to enter an existing product category only if it could make a significant contribution and revolutionize the industry. What is the revolution in the Apple Watch? That it makes everything worse? That it takes the classis watch's months-long battery life and makes it hours-long one? That it takes mobile apps and makes them tiny and watered down? That it looks like an ugly square watch? And where it can make a great contribution with advanced sensors, it totally disappoints?
Steve killed the Newton in 1997 because the technology wasn't there and then patiently waited for 13 years to give us the perfect tablet, the iPad, watching everyone fail in the process. In 2014, a flexible display, flexible battery and advanced sensors technology clearly isn't ready for a revolutionary unibody wearable device but that doesn't stop Tim Cook to release this horrible half-baked product because the Wall Street wolves have been crying for a new source of revenue for the past 3 years.
Tim Cook has clearly failed as an innovator and needs to go, I have no doubt about that.
We have some serious whackaloons on this site.
That's sort of a bummer. Swimming is a great form of exercise. Don't bring it to the beach, then.
I think they should at least make the "sport" version waterproof, and I think it's still a possibility since it appears things haven't been finalized yet.
1) No one is asking you to buy it.
2) You are entitled to your opinion. (I don't agree with your opinion).
3) Since you have all the design and manufacturing answers you need to apply for a job at Apple and/or email Tim Cook and Jon Ivey.
4) I'm REALLY tired of people saying how Steve Jobs would have done better, would never approve, Cook is no Jobs, Apple can't succeed without Jobs, etc., etc... Jobs is dead, let him rest in peace... Cook is CEO - no one at Apple is forcing anyone to remain a fan/buyer. Unforunately he's gone, I miss him also, but get over it & accept it. All founders and great CEO's of companies die eventually, I wonder if people said the same thing when Henry Ford, John Rockefeller, Colonial Sanders, etc all died - that their companies were doomed and falling apart and missed their CEO's. Maybe for a minute some did, but guess what - all those companies (or companies they owned) and more are still around and making billions... leave Steve alone. He gave Cook and crew his blessings, now let them do what they feel is best. Last I looked Apple is making big profits and doing all right.