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Meh - not impressed as a stand alone service. Signed up with the Disney+ Founders special (3 years for $140) mainly because it's Disney and the back catalog is enormous. If I were to do it, as some others pointed out I'd sign up for a month, binge watch a few shows and probably un-sub. Just not enough there to justify a continual subscription.
However what was brilliant is the "buy an Apple device and get a year free". That was very smart. As I said in another thread, look how long it took Amazon Prime Video to ramp up. It has a much deeper catalog than Apple and was also included for free as part of another offering. Streaming is about momentum and habits, so whoever came up with the bundle with hardware took a page from the Amazon playbook with an Apple spin - bravo! AppleTV+ might not be stillborn after all.
yojimbo007 said:Loved everything i saw... and new services pricing are insanely good.. no brainer for me !.......... BUT........ What about the iPad Pros??? Given that they introduced the new 10.2 in this event.. does that mean there is no more special event for iPad Pro? And no new iPAD Pro for this year............ Kind of confusing.. leaving those of us interested in limbo! ......... Why introduce the 10.2 at this event .. if there will be another iPad event? Makes no sense!
22july2013 said:So now on the Apple website I can order either a Series 5 or Series 3. What happened to Series 4? I wanted a lower price on an ECG capable watch, but that's not possible now.
bigtds said:Cool watch but 18hrs battery life is still pretty bad.
For me the Apple Watch does exactly what I want and more - it's a remote screen for my phone, a silent and reliable way to get notifications and the bonus for me is the health tracking. Certainly not why I was originally interested in, but now consider mandatory functionality.
I was a bit disappointed there were no new health sensors and instead we got a compass - meh. I suppose if you often leave your phone behind, especially for the cellular watch users, it could be a compelling feature. Nice to see them still iterating.
The always on screen was a nice surprise - and that affects battery too. I'm amazed they think they can keep the same runtime despite adding a significant drain with the screen (even with the tricks it's still a significant new draw on power!).
22july2013 said:Very happy about this - if it allows my smart home to more accurately track where I am in the home.