brucemc wrote: »
I would ask some of the naysayers to provide some intelligent opinion as to why they think it will fail, or why my points are wrong. However, I expect I will just be called a fan boy or ignored.
1. I haven't seen anyone not give reasons when they say they think it won't be a hit.
2. I think you have to point to a specific post or individual, rather than just generalize.
Really, there's been hundreds of posts since its been annouced that says this is stupid in just a general and won't work and you're saying there are NONE! Good grief. Read more, or read better. Generally, its term as I knew X, Y, Z would work (even though posts about X, Y, Z were very negative pre launch) yet I don't "feel" this one and no one wear watches anymore. If you go accross the net, 90% of negative opinions are exactly like this.
Example, please and location (on ai).
[... and quit with the insulting tone]
I'm not google. You know that they're there, don't try to me clever, and they're also on MacRumors, go look for them.
At least read my post. It says very plainly... "on ai".
... and, no, I don't know they are there. I have always seen reasons given.
So I guess you can't give me an example.
And there's the rub, they *cannot* respond due to the nature of the product, and therefore the industry will be collectively shitting themselves. Once Apple reached a certain size and power the resources that they are able to summon will mean they will be pulling away at an ever increasing pace. Giant conglomerations like Samsung are going to have to break apart into completely separate divisions or other companies are going to have to merge their resources. It's clear that software as well as custom chips and hardware are a major part of the equation.
I think these sorts of comments completely and utterly miss the point of the Apple watch, the sports Apple watch with the plastic bands will be competing with the msft band, and maybe not do to well or only do OK, but the other watches in Apple's collection are a completely different category of product, even though they can perform similar functions they are aimed at being body jewellery. Not my cup of tea, I don't even wear a ring but no other smart watch type object made by anyone else has a chance in hell of being considered jewellery.
I can also see in the future Apple giving the middle and upper tier watches special capabilities, either software or hardware that work with a watch more used as jewellery.
I believe the color word you're both looking for is "red." (I just discovered that the crayon box in the color picker was hit with the "flat" stick in Yosemite; it's not an improvement.)
That is not Pink! That is an Apple Color called Crimson Tapita Sunrise Oblivion!
inkling wrote: »
Historical implications? I suspect Jony needs to take a modesty pill. This is not a vaccine for Ebola, a cure for cancer, or faster-than-light travel.
It's just a watch.
Hell, I like it for the programmable watch face alone. Nearly bought a Pebble 2, but the "iWatch" rumors were getting thick, and I wanted something color because 21st century.
All the neckbeard tech geeks and grandpa naysayers can all go over in the corner and grouse over rounds of absinthe.
It's a fair question. The Apple Watch, IMO, is absolutely not designed for tech geeks. It's not a market Apple caters to because tech geeks are a niche. They like to think they took over the world, but outside a minority who hit it big, they just aren't that relevant on a global scale. Geek love child Android has so much market share in phones because they own the low end and unprofitable market, not because the world is full of tech geeks. There's also a lot of established iconography and design style already in existence for wristwatches. I think the Apple Watch straddles the old and the new worlds brilliantly, and I think the little wheel will turn out to be pretty slick in practice.
Remember they futzed with this for three years. Give it a chance when the real deal comes out.
Also, which watch looked like this 10 years ago, and did it have the same functionality?
None of the best watches looked this ugly ten years ago.
There is no watch market like there is a mobile phone market. I predict that the Apple Watch will be born a 'hobby' and will either be put out of its misery or carried on in kind.
No-one wants to peer at such a tiny screen, end of.