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  • Apple Watch ECG app could arrive in Europe with watchOS 5.2

    fred1 said:
    wattouk said:
    I bought the Apple Watch 4 several months ago, only to find out that Apple is holding back on the (promised) ECG functionality, in particular in Europe.
    Isn't there a way around regulations to offer this app when announced?
    E.g., by including a notice that, pending approval by local health authorities, the ECG results are only informative and/or educational.

    I am sick and tired of seeing that features announced by Apple remain unavailable for months, even years.
    Such delays abount to too large a fraction of the useful life of the Apple devices that its faithful early adopters buy (and are a major component of Apple's income).

    Blame your local authorities, not Apple.

    You might have gotten that functionality had you traveled to the US, bought and activated your watch, and then returned to your home.  I don't know if that would actually work, but it might have.
    It would work however there is an issue, the e-sim won’t work in Europe and the rest of the world as it uses a different MHz band to North America so you’d be trading one feature for another. I only know this because I was doing to so this exact thing myself. 
    The ECG features won’t work outside the US and territories no matter where you buy it or have your iTunes account. It’s geofenced not to work overseas. Or so I was told by Apple tech support.  
    Interesting, I know this wasn’t the case before 12.2 as you only had to be in the US in the set up. Never mind - I’m waiting patiently anyhow.
    watto_cobra
  • Review: Apple's new AirPods are a first-class update to an already superb product

    I've been waiting off AirPods for myself for 6 months as I knew that the new ones were coming out. The only feature I'll be honest that I'm a little disappointed with is the delay between saying "Hey Siri" and the action, it's not a major issue but it's not as instant as I come to expect from Apple products. 
    watto_cobra
  • Review: Apple's new AirPods are a first-class update to an already superb product

    wood1208 said:
    Has anyone else had Airpod1 and now has AirPod2 and confirm AirPod2 has improved audio ? Because some moron article writers on some web sites say, audio same as AirPod1.
    For the average user, most probably won't notice a difference after a quick comparison myself. 
    watto_cobra
  • Apple Watch ECG app could arrive in Europe with watchOS 5.2

    I bought the Apple Watch 4 several months ago, only to find out that Apple is holding back on the (promised) ECG functionality, in particular in Europe.
    Isn't there a way around regulations to offer this app when announced?
    E.g., by including a notice that, pending approval by local health authorities, the ECG results are only informative and/or educational.

    I am sick and tired of seeing that features announced by Apple remain unavailable for months, even years.
    Such delays abount to too large a fraction of the useful life of the Apple devices that its faithful early adopters buy (and are a major component of Apple's income).

    Blame your local authorities, not Apple.

    You might have gotten that functionality had you traveled to the US, bought and activated your watch, and then returned to your home.  I don't know if that would actually work, but it might have.
    It would work however there is an issue, the e-sim won’t work in Europe and the rest of the world as it uses a different MHz band to North America so you’d be trading one feature for another. I only know this because I was doing to so this exact thing myself. 
    watto_cobra
  • Artists claim Apple pays in goods instead of cash for Today at Apple sessions

    I don't get how apple can be the bad guys here. If you're stupid enough to do something without a written contract stating a fee, then its your own fault.
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