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Old December 27th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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Apple Watch: will you get one?

Several sources have reported about a rumor that an iWatch is in the makings and projected for latter this year (see: techcrunch post). I think something like this has value if it comes with a news, email, text message and social madia update ticker on it, but even just to find out what Apple can come up with design-wise it'll be fun if they are indeed considering it.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Based on how popular the previous Nano model became as a watch it wouldn't surprice me..
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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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^ too bad that clip wouldn't go off, that would shave some millimeters from those watches.

I wouldn't be surprised if a watch (or something on you, instead of in your pocket) is going to be replacing many things that a phone is doing now, or is supposed to be doing in the future (like NFC applications).
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Old December 29th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #4
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too bad that clip wouldn't go off, that would shave some millimeters from those watches.
Yeah, but they still made quite nice watches despite that option was rather unintentional from Apple's side..


http://i49.tinypic.com/206ivdk.jpg


So it's certainly not unimaginable that they want a bigger piece of the pie next time and they certainly have the technology to make some really cool and really small touchscreen watches thatcould connect to and to some degree control iDevice functionality..

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I wouldn't be surprised if a watch (or something on you, instead of in your pocket) is going to be replacing many things that a phone is doing now, or is supposed to be doing in the future (like NFC applications).
I could certainly see a future where augmented reality trough glasses or contacts and a display on the arm would take over a lot of what we use today use the mobile phone for..

For commuters and folks in various types of industry etc it would make sense to look at one's arm or simply trough a lense to get information rather than having to hold a device in one's hand.. and where there's a need there will be a market


And with could computing these devices could be extremely tiny - bascially just a display and an LTE and Bluetooth radio..


http://i50.tinypic.com/mvt1jk.jpg

If done really slick and stylish I wouldn't mind a small 5" wrist computer watch that would let me do the basic smartphone tasks..

Add a bluetooth headset and you can make calls and listen to music and video too..
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Old December 29th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #5
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I probably won't use it, but I'm looking forward to having computers more integrated into my clothes in the near future.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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The thing in that image would be rather clumsy. I'm guessing it's still going to be small but will come with some kind of a foldable screen that pops out whenever you need a larger screen.
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How many people wear watches now-days? I haven't worn one ever since I got a cell phone, and none of my friends do either.

I could see it being somewhat useful if it perhaps could give you biometric data, and link to your phone via bluetooth, but there are already other devices out there that do that.
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How many people wear watches now-days? I haven't worn one ever since I got a cell phone, and none of my friends do either.

I could see it being somewhat useful if it perhaps could give you biometric data, and link to your phone via bluetooth, but there are already other devices out there that do that.
Watches are more of a fashion accessory these days, or used in situations where whipping out your phone might seem inappropriate. The former is exactly the target market Apple are so good at reaching.
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I think it must have one projector to watch.
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Watches are more of a fashion accessory these days, or used in situations where whipping out your phone might seem inappropriate. The former is exactly the target market Apple are so good at reaching.
Nowadays everything is a fashion, even phones. People have different sets of covers to suits different thing they're wearing. Also people are starting to use their phones more than their own personal computers if that isn't already the dominant case.
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I wouldn't buy it, anything it could possibly do can already be done by my iPhone, so what's the point? Besides when it comes to watches I like them classy.
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Bumping this thread in case there is some announcement on Tuesday.

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How many people wear watches now-days? I haven't worn one ever since I got a cell phone, and none of my friends do either.

I could see it being somewhat useful if it perhaps could give you biometric data, and link to your phone via bluetooth, but there are already other devices out there that do that.
They could be useful in some cases where it's a burden to bring a phone (on the beach, going jogging, etc). It's a gadget that will appeal to a select few but not replace classy watches or smartphones.

What would appeal to more people is something that could be carried in a pocket and that has a bigger screen than 5 inch (flexible screen maybe?).
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They could be useful in some cases where it's a burden to bring a phone (on the beach, going jogging, etc). It's a gadget that will appeal to a select few but not replace classy watches or smartphones.

What would appeal to more people is something that could be carried in a pocket and that has a bigger screen than 5 inch (flexible screen maybe?).
Like the Galaxy note 4 or the Galaxy note Edge? (5.7 inches)
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They could be useful in some cases where it's a burden to bring a phone (on the beach, going jogging, etc). It's a gadget that will appeal to a select few but not replace classy watches or smartphones.
Only the Samsung Galaxy S would actually allow you to do this as it has a 3G modem in it. All the other watches available currently need a phone to be paired with too function properly.

Wonder whether Apple will include a modem in theirs?
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Like the Galaxy note 4 or the Galaxy note Edge? (5.7 inches)
I meant >>5 inch, more like in the 8-10inch range. Even a 7inch Nexus tablet feels rather small to my eyes. How about a 8+ inch screen that is flexible and can be folded in two to fit in your pocket.? I'd like that
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The one thing that gets tech watchers wondering is the Apple Watch's battery life.

I think it will appeal to young women and the fitness conscious.

It looks cool, IMHO.
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Yeah, I'm pretty excited about the fitness focus.


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Old September 10th, 2014, 10:18 PM   #19
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a flop (IMHO). I may be wrong of course.


iWatch Release Date: Will Apple's Smartwatch Flop Or Will It Change The World?
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http://www.idigitaltimes.com/iwatch-...e-world-381221
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